“ASM as a responsible Corporate, has been fulfilling its Social Responsibility by contributing to social causes, primarily directed towards children, science, sports, and the elderly through charitable trusts.”
Corporate Social Responsibility
As a part of corporate social responsibility the company has contributed towards the following:
GoSports Foundation is a non-profit venture working towards the development of some of India’s most talented emerging and elite athletes, competing in Olympic and Paralympics disciplines. We have been supporting the foundation through our contributions towards their Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme for the training of athletes, executing the vision of former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid. Know More
The Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) Bangalore Centre has been organising Summer School in Electronics & Computers (SUSIEC) over the last three decades for 9th and 10th standard students, during their summer vacations with a motto of “catch them young” and motivate them to choose the fascinating field of Electronics and Telecommunication as their chosen profession/career. Grouped into teams, each team consisting of 2 to 4 students, develops a concept design and a mentor provides the necessary guidance and technical support.
At the end of the course, an exhibition is arranged to showcase the projects which are evaluated and rated by a panel of distinguished academicians and corporate leaders on the basis of overall performance (Theory/Practical/Project). The best students are awarded 1st, 2nd, & 3rd (three students for each position) and consolation prizes. This year a total of 55 students participated from 33 different schools in Bangalore & Andhra Pradesh.
Starting from the year 2017- 2018, ASM as part of CSR initiative decided to sponsor part of the course fee & equipments, the prizes and awards for SUSIEC as ‘Dr. S Srikantan Memorial Award‘ instituted in memory of its former Chairman Late Dr. S Srikantan
This is the third year, ASM is extending their support. SUSIEC 2019 was held from 28th April 2019 to 19th May 2019. The Valedictory function of SUSIEC was held on 19th May 2019 at IETE Bangalore Centre. Prof. B. S. Sonde (Former Vice Chancellor, Goa University & Former IETE President, Bangalore) was the Chief Guest of the event along with Mr. Rabindra Srikantan, Managing Director ASM Technologies Ltd. & Dr. MVKV Prasad, Director of Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore as the Guest of Honour.
Dr. Kailasavadivoo Sivan (Chairman, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore / Secretary Dept of Space, Govt of India), Padma Sri Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai (Director, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore), Dr. Ajit T Kalghatgi, Former Director (R&D) Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bangalore, Dr. K D Nayak Former Director General, DRDO have been the chief guests of the previous Dr. S. Srikantan Memorial Awards.
Dr. R.P. Shenoy award for Excellence in Science – Kendriya Vidyalaya, DRDO Complex
ASM Technologies Ltd. instituted the “Dr. R. P. Shenoy award for Excellence in Science” in memory of its former Director, Late Dr. R. P. Shenoy, a Distinguished Scientist of Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) of the Government of India. The award is extended to 8th and 9th grade students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, DRDO complex, Bangalore, who have secured A1 Grade in Science.
Agastya International Foundation was set up intending to transform and stimulate the reasoning of underprivileged kids and educators by making practical, hands-on science education available to rural government schools through its efforts & techniques that include: “Lab on a bike” and “TechLaBike” programs. The objectives being comparable, ASM recognized Agastya to promote, for the cause of education by contributing towards the operating expenses of the TechLaBike programme, as part of its CSR initiatives.
Annapoorna Breakfast Programme – Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust
Annapoorna Breakfast Programme, was started in 2012 by Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust, an NGO, focused to serve and nurture needy school-going children in rural India with nutritious breakfast aiming to improve children’s overall well-being both in terms of health and academic needs.
From a humble beginning of 1 school serving nutritious breakfast free of cost to 80 children, the programme at present is directed across India to over 1,550 Rural Government schools profiting more than 1,10,000 school children, with relentless support being received from individuals, corporate and Government authorities.
Catering to the needs of school going children being the prime focus, ASM Technologies as a part of the CSR initiative for the year 2017-2018 has contributed towards the Breakfast programme of few such schools.
Nightingales Medical trust, a non-governmental, secular and charitable organization was founded in the year 1998 to alleviate the different problems faced by the elderly. Striving to strengthen family bonds and promote community-based support systems, the Trust has conceived and established various innovative and need based projects focusing on dementia care, active ageing, elder abuse, social integration, economic empowerment and capacity building.
During the year 2018-19, the company as part of CSR, made contribution supporting the cause.
ASM Technologies in association with OSAAT Educational Charitable Trust is building a classroom & Kitchen along with benches & desks at Government DVG Higher Primary School, Mulbagal town, Kolar district, Karnataka, India as to honour, preserve and cherish the memory of Shri D V Gundappa (DVG), the doyen of modern Kannada literature.
Dr. D. V. Gundappa (fondly remembered as DVG) is a noted Kannada writer who authored “Mankuthimmana Kagga ” also known as the Kannada version of Bhagavad Gita.
However, less known is the fact that he donated his ancestral home in Mulbagal, Kolar District, in the 1920s to the state government to run a school. Since then this 150+ year old home has been a higher primary school for local residents, boys and girls coming from numerous villages surrounding Mulbagal town. However due to vagaries of nature, this building is now crumbling, dilapidated and needs urgent restoration.
OSAAT has decided to construct a 3 storied building with 9 classrooms, office room, staff room, kitchen, toilets, a DVG memorial hall, activity areas and assembly space for this school and ASM Technologies will be making a contribution to support this noble cause.