NEWS
Updates from across sectors, including launches, initiatives, awards and recognition.

CORPORATE


HAT-TRICK FOR MAHINDRA AT CNBC INDIA RISK MANAGEMENT AWARDS

M&M and Tech Mahindra were honoured at the recent CNBC TV18 India Risk Management Awards for 2017. M&M received the ‘Conglomerate of the Year’ Award for the third year in a row, while Tech Mahindra was honoured in the ‘IT’ category for the second consecutive year.

DOUBLE HONOURS FOR MAHINDRA

The Mahindra Group took home two awards at the prestigious Golden Peacock Award Ceremony. It was awarded for its excellence in Risk Management (M&M Ltd) and Corporate Ethics (TechM Ltd).



EXTERNAL RECOGNITION FOR MARIO NAZARETH

Our Executive Vice President, Corporate Management Services and Group Chief Internal Auditor, Mario Nazareth, has been honoured with the Internal Auditor of the Year Award by the Institute of Internal Auditors, India.

FINANCE ACADEMY ORGANISES “THE PERSPECTIVES”

The GMCs in an interactive session with V.S. Parthasarathy, Group CFO & Group CIO, recently interacted with the next generation of leaders at Mahindra. The session, organised for executives from the Group Management Cadre (GMC) was meant to encourage dialogue on topical issues related to finance and strategy.

MAHINDRA RACING


MAHINDRA RACING REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP

Mahindra Racing has featured on a select list of manufacturers for season five of the FIA Formula E Championship. This reaffirms Mahindra’s commitment to the international electric racing series until at least 2021.

THE EXTREME MACHINE 4.0 IS HERE

Mahindra Racing Formula E driver Nick Heidfeld took the season four car, the M4Electro, out for its first few laps in testing in Spain this March. In total, the car achieved 90 laps, the equivalent of two race distances, with a single longest run of eight laps.

MAHINDRA RACING BEGINS 2017 MOTOGPTM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

Mahindra Racing is competing as a constructor in its sixth year in the Moto3™ class of MotoGP™ and remains the only Indian constructor in the series, having first participated in 2011.

The 2016 Mahindra Racing line-up includes: Aspar Mahindra Team Moto3 – Albert Arenas (SPA), Lorenzo Dalla Porta (ITA); Peugeot MC Saxoprint – Jakub Kornfeil (CZE), Patrik Pulkkinen (FIN); CIP – Manuel Pagliani (ITA), Marco Bezzecchi (ITA).

MAHINDRA RACING CONCLUDES FIRST OFFICIAL TEST OF 2017

The Jerez circuit was host to the first official test of the 2017 season, providing riders and teams with three fruitful days of track time. While this was not Mahindra Racing’s first run on track in 2017, it was the first chance the entirety of the Moto3™ World Championship class had to compare themselves to the competition.



AUTOMOTIVE AND FARM SECTORS


A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE

Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) has procured a state-of-the-art 3D printer to reduce time to market. The latest installation enhances the lab’s ability to make full scale engineering prototypes and enables efficient product development.

M&M: THE MOST INNOVATIVE AMONGST PEERS

M&M has topped the list of R&D-led innovators in the automobile industry along with TVS Motor, Tata Motor and Bosch in India, as per a report by Clarivate Analytics. Our numero uno ranking is for the most number of patents published in the automobile industry.

MAHINDRA SABSE AAGE

Mahindra Truck and Bus Division (MTBD) launched a TV campaign featuring the Blazo. With a punch line: “Mahindra Sabse Aage” and Ajay Devgn as the brand ambassador, the three-week campaign weaves in MTBD’s sincere confidence in its products and technologies.

MTBD STRENGTHENS COMMITMENT TO THE TRUCK INDUSTRY

Mahindra Truck & Bus Division (MTBD) announced a first of its kind support service for the Indian truck industry. With the successful implementation of its Delhi-Mumbai Service Corridor, reliable and quality service will be available to customers every 60 kilometers.

MAHINDRA BLAZO WINS ACCOLADES AT APOLLO-CV AWARDS

Mahindra Truck and Bus has won the three most coveted Awards at the most prestigious Apollo-CV Awards Ceremony. Mahindra BLAZO won the HCV of the Year and CV of the Year, while Nalin Mehta won the CV Man of the Year.

MAHINDRA TRANSPORT EXCELLENCE AWARDS 6.0

Road safety and Innovation were the mantras of an emotionally packed evening that marked the sixth edition of the Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards. The best of the Indian Road Transport Sector gathered to honour the outperformers of the Indian transport industry.


SSANGYONG TO FORAY INTO SAUDI AUTOMOTIVE MARKET

SsangYong Motor signed a product licensing agreement with Saudi National Automobiles Manufacturing Co. (SNAM) for production of the premium SsangYong pick-up model in Saudi Arabia. With the view to production of the premium enter the local automotive market in 2020, SNAM has secured a site of of 1,000,000 m2 for the production

SSANGYONG LAUNCHES 5TH GENERATION KORANDO C

The New Style Korando C has a V4 e-XDi220 engine, which produces a maximum 178 horsepower, with 40.8 kg-m torque. The engine satisfies Euro 6 emissions standards and the power train is more durable with a six-speed Aisin transmission.

SSANGYONG UNVEILS G4 REXTON AT SEOUL MOTOR SHOW

SsangYong Motor unveiled its large premium SUV, G4 Rexton in a world premiere at the Seoul Motor Show. The G4 is meant to represent the “Great 4 Revolution” in driving, safety, style and high technology.

IMPERIO BAGS AN AWARD AT CV AWARDS 2017

Mahindra’s Premium Pick-up won the prestigious “CV Pick-up of the Year” award in the SCV category at the prestigious Apollo-CV Awards Ceremony. This recognition is a testament to Mahindra’s product development team, for coming out with a best-in-class Pick-up that offers Performance with Style, Comfort and Technology.

MAHINDRA ADVENTURE TRIUMPHS AT FMSCI AWARDS

Federation of Motorsport Clubs of India (FMSCI) announced an award for Mahindra Adventure’s Super XUV 500 under the category ‘Indian National Rally Champion – Team’. Since its entry in 2013, the team has been setting the rally stages ablaze with 12 outright victories in 20 rallies.

M&M: BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR!

Mahindra & Mahindra emerged as the winner in the “Engineering & Automotive Sector” at Business Today’s Best Companies to Work For Awards 2017. The team received the award from Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Honourable Minister of Railways, Government of India.

IGBC PLATINUM RATING FOR MAHINDRA TOWERS, KANDIVALI

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has awarded a Platinum Rating to Mahindra Towers. This certification is a validation of Mahindra’s vision to promote sustainability and reduce carbon footprint.

ICAI HONOURS PRAVIN SHAH

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) honoured Pravin Shah, former President and Chief Executive, Automotive Division, M&M with the ‘CA Business Leader in the Manufacturing Sector’ award. The ICAI Awards acknowledge Chartered Accountants who have consistently created value for their company’s stakeholders on a sustainable basis.

AD IGATPURI TRANSFORMS INTO A PLASTIC BOTTLE-FREE PLANT

Inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, AD Igatpuri successfully transformed into a ‘plastic bottle free plant’. The team further collected waste plastic bottles from public areas and later built the world’s biggest plastic bottle monster, which at 20.40 meters, symbolised the ill effects of plastic pollution on marine life. It also received the Guinness World Records Title Holder for the largest plastic bottle structure.

MAHINDRA E2OPLUS IS ‘ELECTRIC VEHICLE OF THE YEAR’

At the recently concluded Times Auto Awards 2016, the e2oPlus was honored as the Electric Vehicle of the Year. The Mahindra e2o Plus won the hearts of the jury with its eco-friendly powertrain, compact proportions and offer of daily practicality.

SUPRO MINIVAN & MINITRUCK LAUNCH

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., launched seven new products simultaneously under its Supro platform. The company launched four variants of its passenger carrier, namely Supro Minivan, Supro Minivan VX, Supro Minivan CNG and Supro School Van. The remaining three are variants of its modern load carrier, Supro Minitruck, Supro Minitruck CNG and Supro Cargo Van.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO PRESENTS TOI SPORTS AWARDS 2017

Mahindra Scorpio was the proud sponsor for Times of India Sports Awards 2017. The Awards, a first-of- its-kind platform, honours India’s best sportspersons for ‘accepting no limits’ as they become true champions in sport.

MAHINDRA TRRINGO CELEBRATES 1ST ANNIVERSARY

India’s foremost organised tractor and agricultural equipment rental services completed one year of its operations on 14th March, 2017. Within just a year of its launch, TRRINGO has become the preferred choice for over 12,000 farmers and has expanded operations across Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

MAHINDRA TRACTORS ‘KHET KA KHILADI’ MOBILE TRACTOR GAME

Mahindra Tractors has been taking a lot of digital initiatives to connect with the farmers using smartphones. To further increase Mahindra Tractors’ digital engagement with the farmers, a unique initiative in the form of a farming based mobile game called Mahindra Tractors ‘Khet Ka Khiladi’ was launched.

This 3D game educates the user about farming practices. The game is available only on Android based smartphones and can be downloaded through Google Play Store. It has already reported 10 thousand downloads so far.

#SOWTHEFUTURE

Mahindra Farm Division recently launched a web series called #SowTheFuture. This digital initiative brings to light some of the most inspirational stories in the farming business from around the country.

FARM DIVISION, ZAHEERABAD CROSSES 10,000 MARK

The Zaheerabad plant recently celebrated a special milestone as it rolled out the 10,001st Dhruv tractor which was celebrated with great enthusiasm at the Plant.

SWARAJ DIVISION ROLLS OUT 100000TH TRACTOR

Living up to ‘Har Challenge No Challenge’ the Swaraj Division recently crossed the 100,000 tractor mark in a single year, for the very first time. The employees demonstrated remarkable team work to achieve this aspirational target.

MAHINDRA TRACTORS ENTER THE LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has recorded the rare feat of organising the Largest Tractor Servicing Event in association with M&M dealer Rajendra Kumar Gupta at a temporary workshop set up in Uttar Pradesh. By organising the largest tractor servicing event in less than 10 hours, the Farm Division has set a new record in the Limca Book of Records.

SWARAJ CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMENS’ DAY

celebrated with full fervour at Swaraj Division. An awareness session on HPV infection and how the vaccination can prevent cancer was given by a renowned gynaecologist from Fortis Hospital.



AFTER-MARKET



EMPOWERING CUSTOMERS, ENABLING WORKSHOPS

Carworkz, a one of its kind multi-brand digital car servicing platform and an intrapreneurial venture within the Mahindra Group was launched with a mission to “Empower Customers, Enable Workshops”.

MFCSL GETS ITS APP!

Mahindra First Choice Services Limited launched MFC Times – a communication & learning app for its employees. It has been designed to empower employees with important company information and learnings on the go.



YARD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BY MFCWL SIMPLIFIES BIZ

YMS 2.0, a one stop solution for yard services to banks and NBFCs across India, comes with auditable mobile app for tracing the movement of the vehicle from the time of repossession to the time of disposal. This system has been a turnaround product for MFCWL, as it allows access to around 25 million square feet of land across India through 500+ yards.

MFCWL LAUNCHES CLUB F1RST

MFCWL launched the Club F1rst program in Mumbai on 10th February, 2017 in presence of prominent dealers. The programme was launched by our Chairman Anand Mahindra and will reward and recognise dealer loyalty. The loyalty would be measured through dealers’ exceptional business practices. The coveted program has 5 tiers and various rewards and recognition for qualifying channel partners.



FINANCIAL SERVICES



MAGNIFICENT QUARTER FOR MAHINDRA ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY

As on February 28th 2017, Mahindra Asset Management Company garnered an AUM of Rs 2,000 crores from about 33,000 investors across 125 locations. Moreover, Mahindra Mutual Fund’s new products like Mahindra Mutual Fund Dhan Sanchay Yojana and Mahindra Mutual Fund Alp-Samay Bachat Yojana have also been huge successes. Mahindra Mutual Fund Alp-Samay

Bachat Yojana, an open-ended debt scheme, is ideal for investors looking for an alternative to savings/current bank account for parking of short-term surpluses. Mahindra Mutual Fund Dhan Sanchay Yojana, an open ended equity scheme, balances the risk of equity with investments in debt and derivative securities.

RISE RUN 2017

RISE RUN, a flagship initiative of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Sector is aimed at encouraging and creating a culture of physical fitness amongst employees. It embodies the philosophy of Mahindra RISE and was extended to the entire Mahindra Group this year. It saw participation of 450 people across different categories of the race.

INNOVATIVE “PAY-AS-YOU-CAN” MODEL FOR INSURANCE

Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd. (MIBL), has introduced an innovative “Pay-As-You-Can” digitally-enabled model, which will provide customers access to insurance products, with the flexibility of paying premium based on their affordability. This model will enable any service provider with a large customer base to offer affordable and tailor-made insurance covers to their customers in a seamless manner.



PARTNERS

MAHINDRA SUSTEN WINS PATH-BREAKING PROJECT

Mahindra Renewables Private Limited “MRPL” has won a 250 MW project in Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Park, Madhya Pradesh. The tender was one of the most sought after given its association with IFC and World Bank. With this win, the total renewable portfolio of Mahindra Susten expands to 660 MWp.The solar tender was released by Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited in March 2016 for development of 3 X 250 MW.

MAHINDRA MARINE WINS PRESTIGIOUS NAVY ORDER

Mahindra Marine has received its first prestigious order from the Indian Navy for the supply of 17 11m Work Boats expected to be deployed at multiple locations. The Defence Segment mandates Class approved design boats will be built under strict supervision of IACS Class member.

MSSCL PUNE CONFERRED TPM EXCELLENCE AWARD BY JIPM

On 31st Jan, 2017, Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance’s TPM assessment were declared in the Japan Institute and Mahindra Steel Service Centre Limited, Kanhe plant featured among the list of successful companies. Among Mahindra Partners companies, MSSCL is the first plant to achieve this prestigious and coveted JIPM TPM Excellence Award. In M & M, FES & Auto divisions have got this honour earlier.



INFRASTRUCTURE & REALTY
SECTOR

CONFLUENCE 2017 DRIVES MEANINGFUL DISCUSSION

'Confluence' is a thought leadership platform by Mahindra World City, which provides a forum for engaging with diverse stakeholders who participate in the creation of the fabric of urban ecosystems. Growing with each edition, Confluence 2017 witnessed global experts representing academia, industry, Government, technology, arts & culture, urban planning and sustainability come together to discuss the facets that serve to make a city eternal.

Co-partnered with McKinsey India as Knowledge Partner and ET Now as Media Partner, the forum established how the right vision and flexibility in planning cities can provide solutions for the world. The event saw experts like Yee Ean Pang, Director General, Investment Operations Department, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI; Shombit Sengupta, Artist, Founder & Chairman, Shining Consulting; Eytan Schwartz, CEO, Tel Aviv Global; Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog and Antonio Vives, CEO, CTA, Barcelona, engaging in discussions about current and future issues impacting global cities.

Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, commented on how urbanisation has created productivity in cities which was absent for decades, and on the need to reimagine the urbanisation of India.

BEST LOW-COST HOUSING APARTMENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Happinest, Avadi received the award at the NDTV Property awards 2016 for Best Low-cost Housing Apartment project of the year! More than 490 Joyful Homecomings stand as a true testament to the accomplishments of the team that leverages value engineering and customer centric practices to develop quality affordable housing for the emerging Indian middle class.

MAHINDRA LIFESPACES TO FORAY INTO GUJARAT

Mahindra Lifespaces announced its foray into Gujarat with a new industrial park near Ahmedabad. It signed an MoU with the Government of Gujarat at Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017, to develop a new multi-product industrial park which will span approximately 350 acres and create employment for nearly 12000 persons, when fully operational.

HOMES THAT TRANSFORM AS PER NEEDS

In January 2017, Mahindra Lifespaces announced the launch of Aqualily Flexi-homes, comprising regular and ‘flexi’ 1 BHK apartments in two sizes. A unique residential offering, Aqualily Flexi-homes provides innovatively designed living spaces that enable home owners to alter internal layouts depending on their needs.

THE LITERARY TWIST

In January 2017, Mahindra World City, Jaipur, announced a collaboration with the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017, the world’s largest free literature festival. MWC Jaipur’s association was in line with its mission of transforming urban landscapes by creating sustainable communities. As part of its efforts to encourage dialogue on sustainable urbanisation in India with a focus on economic, social and cultural progression, MWC Jaipur was the Sessions Partner for a variety of discussions.

CHENNAI HOSTS THE 6TH EDITION OF MINDQUEST

Mahindra World City (MWC), Chennai, successfully hosted the sixth edition of MindQuest - the Mahindra World City Open Quiz, at the Mahindra World School auditorium. Emerging bigger than earlier editions, this edition saw separate quizzing sessions for schools and the general category.

CSR ACCOLADES FOR MWC JAIPUR

Mahindra World City, Jaipur was recently awarded the CSR Excellence Award by the Department of Industries & CSR, Government of Rajasthan, under “Life on Land” category. The award was conferred for participation by MWC Jaipur in CM Jal Swabhilanban Yojana.

EDUCATION TO SKILLING TO EMPLOYMENT

Mahindra World City, Jaipur recently participated in the Rajasthan State Annual Session of the CII and 10th Edition of Skills & HR Conclave 2017: “Education to Skilling to Employment: Designing a System That Works”. The Conclave featured a confluence of HR leaders, academia, students and other faith groups. More than 250 participants attended the programme.



INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ANTIFRAGILE SUPPLY CHAINS OF THE FUTURE

‘Antifragile’ is the mantra at premier Supply Chain advisory firm Bristlecone. Applying concepts from the renowned thought leader Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Bristlecone Labs is working with experts to create supply chains that are resilient, intelligent, self-optimizing and automated.

TECHM ACQUIRES THE HCI GROUP

In order to strengthens its position in the healthcare provider space, Tech Mahindra has signed an agreement to acquire CJS Solutions Group LLC, a US-based healthcare Information Technology consulting company which does business as (DBA) “The HCI Group.” The Group’s services include enterprise-wide advisory services, with a focus on IT system implementation and training, as well as specialty service lines in integration, testing, go-live, clinical adoption, optimization, HIMSS EMRAM and cyber security.

TECHM WINS US PATENT IN OSS SPACE

TechM has won a US patent in OSS for highly innovative work on ‘System and Method for Taking Sequence of Dynamic Recovery Actions’ by Sankarnaraya Nagasubramaniam. The filing and prosecution of the patent was enabled through our in-house IPR cell and was supported at the Strategic level by the Innovation head.

CP GURNANI APPOINTED AS IIM NAGPUR CHAIRMAN

CP Gurnani has been appointed as the full time Chairman of Indian Institute of Management, Nagpur. In addition to Mr.Gurnani, L.S. Murty, a senior faculty at IIM-Bengaluru will join the Institute in the capacity of Director.

TECHM GOES GREEN

TechM has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on the Supplier Climate A List by CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies. 112 “A Listers” appear on the list, which has been produced at the request of 89 purchasing organizations with a combined spend of $ 2.7 trillion.

BRISTLECONE’S PULSE 2017 A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

Bristlecone successfully concluded the second edition of its annual supply chain event, Pulse 2017. The event took place February 8-10, 2017, at the Silicon Valley and was a platform for leaders in supply chain and visionaries in technology to design their future strategies and explore possible business opportunities.

MAHINDRA AEEROSPACE & DEFENCE

SAY HELLO TO A SAFER JAIPUR

Jaipur just got a whole lot safer with the launch of Project ‘ABHAY’, a Command & Control Centre for the Rajasthan Government. A holistic surveillance system, it will keep citizens of the Pink City and seven other cities in Rajasthan safe and secure.

DLSI’S MPVI 6X ACHIEVES TYPE APPROVAL

Defence Land Systems India Ltd. reached a significant milestone when its 6x6 Armoured Personnel Carrier with Mine Protection (MPVi 6x) secured type approval. The first 6x6 vehicle in its category to be built using Mahindra’s proven power train and key aggregates from global technology partners, it is ideal for defence forces deployed at insurgency prone / naxal affected areas.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ORDER FOR INDIAN NAVY

Mahindra Defence Naval Systems successfully completed the order of Anti-Submarine Rockets for the Indian Navy. It became the only private player in terms of development and delivery of the full quantity.

NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

DLSI team has won the tender for Development of 65 HP UAV rotary engines for VRDE.10 of these engines will be developed and supplied within a span of 15 months. The tender was won with competitive pricing to beat the medium scale suppliers who can work on minimum overheads.



MAHINDRA SUSTAINABILITY

GREENING THE BLUES

Mahindra this year turned its well-known flagship outreach cultural weekend the Mahindra Blues Festival 2017, into a green event. The event was a Yale certified Platinum green event.

There were a lot of initiatives taken towards ensuring that green practices were undertaken while the premises lit up with performances from Supersonic Blues Machine featuring Billy F. Gibbons & Eric Gales, Quinn Sullivan, Janiva Magness, Shemekia Copeland and Graine Duffy Band and as well as home-grown talent. it was a climate friendly weekend for Mahindra.



MIQ

MIQ BEYOND QUALITY

In addition to its standard bouquet of training programs in the quality space, MIQ has significantly expanded the range of its offerings to include: Training and consultancy assignments in safety (Advance Learning Program, Behaviour Based Safety), NPD, and beyond. Cutting-edge offerings like Internet of Things, Data Analytics, Digitization in Sales and Service, etc. Aggregate savings of QIPs facilitated by MIQ was of the order of Rs 87 crores for F’17.

MAHINDRA CSR

FINANCIAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN: GO CASHLESS

As a part of a CSR Initiative by MMFSL and MRHFL, a campaign was initiated to sensitise rural communities on cashless methods of transaction. Through posters and leaflets focused around seven key cashless methods of ttransaction, people in semi urban and rural communities and other stakeholders like customers, suppliers, vendors, partners and employees were educated about important digital payment and banking tools.

ZERO FATALITY CORRIDOR

As part of the Zero Fatality Corridor (ZFC) initiative, over 120 employees of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd took part in a Road Safety awareness event at the Khalapur Toll on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway (MPEW). The Zero Fatality Corridor initiative which was launched last year by Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, SaveLIFE Foundation, and Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Ltd (MSRDC) is a pioneering attempt to reduce road crash deaths on the MPEW from an annual average of 140 to near zero by year 2020.

MAHINDRA SUSTEN CELEBRATES WOMEN’S MONTH

Every year Susten celebrates the month of March as Women’s Month with great zeal and gusto. This year was no different. Women’s Month celebrations were peppered with inspirational TED Talks, a session on women’s safety, speeches by motivational speakers and an outing for all the women employees. To conclude the Women’s month celebrations, Susten organized a culinary competition, with the revenues generated from the sales of the food and beverages being donated to Nanhi Kali.

ENSURING ROAD SAFETY

AFS’ Area Office Jaipur conducted a two-day Commercial Vehicles Drivers Training at AO under ‘National Road Safety Week’ in association with “SAVE Life Foundation”. The objective of the event was to create awareness about road safety.

MMFSL EMPOWERING YOUTH

MMFSL initiated a scholarship programme to enable youth from rural areas to access higher education from FY2015. This program is administrated by the K.C. Mahindra Education Trust. The scholarship offered is Rs. 25,000 to post-graduate students, and Rs. 10,000 to graduate students studying in colleges spread across almost all states in India. 2500 undergraduate and 500 post graduate students have directly benefitted so far from the initiative.

DRIVING CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

The Mahindra World City’s model ICDS Kunnavakkam Centre was renovated and furnished with colourful wall murals, educational materials were contributed, and enhanced lighting and ventilation was introduced. The ICDS scheme represents one of the world’s largest and most unique programs for early childhood development. It provides pre-school education and breaks the cycle of malnutrition, reduced learning capacity and mortality.

TECH MAHINDRA FOUNDATION MAKES IN-ROADS IN SKILLING

The future of the nation needs to be skilled to be employable. With this mission firmly in mind, Tech Mahindra Foundation has been working towards skilling youth. The Foundation supports programmes that provide employment ready skills in retail, hospitality, technical services and healthcare. Additionally, it also works towards skilling people with disabilities. Along with actual job skills, there is an emphasis on soft-skills, English language training and counselling to ensure that SMART alumni are ‘work-ready’ and understand the demands of professional life.

RISE FOR SAFETY

In an endeavour to Rise for Safety, the Happinest – Boisar team organized Road Safety week in association with Boisar traffic police. The objective was to create awareness across all levels of society. The campaign witnessed an overwhelming response from the general public, contractors and the workforce.

MAHINDRA RUNS FOR NANHI KALI

Project Nanhi Kali (PNK) once again this year had a great turn out at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, on Sunday, Jan 15, 2017. A 420 member strong Mahindra contingent and several individual supporters ran for Project Nanhi Kali. The Dream run witnessed all Project Nanhi Kali supporters wearing yellow Nanhi Kali T shirts, carrying placards and banners to give out the message - #EducateTheGirlChild

ILLUMINATING BHOPAL

IWMP (Integrated Watershed Management Programme), partnered with YUVA – a local NGO for lighting up lives of Intkhedichap Grampanchayat at Bhopal. It is the first Grampanchayat of India where 100% families have been equipped with LED bulbs. Through our CSR project we have donated 300 bulbs under this campaign for energy conservation.

THUMBS UP TO GOOD HEALTH

Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited conducted a day-long health camp in the village of Behrampur, Gurgaon, in February this year. Over 350 villagers participated in this health camp. A team of doctors, including a general physician, a paediatrician and a gynaecologist, attended to the medical concerns of villagers. Free medicines were distributed upon prescription.

HOSPITALITY SECTOR

CLUB MAHINDRA LAUNCHES BLISS

In order to tap the growing segment of holiday-goers in the age bracket of 50+ years, popularly called ‘Empty Nesters’, Mahindra Holidays has curated a new product offering called BLISS. This product will target previously untapped segments of couples with college going kids and above. This product comes with additional conveniences like assistance in travel itinerary, sightseeing and things to do at the resort.

CLUB MAHINDRA LAUNCHES EXPERIENCE ZONES

Club Mahindra recently expanded its offerings to include bespoke experiences through a new initiative called Experience Zone. It is an online marketplace where members can discover and buy experiences of their choice.

MAHINDRA TWO WHEELERS

MOJO- BORN FOR THE ROAD

MTWL announced the launch of a book for its flagship, 300cc tourer, Mahindra MOJO on 3rd March 2017. This book encapsulates the bike’s journey from its inception to launch and thereafter creating a niche as India’s most credible tourer. The book revolves around the theme, ‘Born For The Road’, which unravels the MOJO’s story. It shares the stories of the success of MOJO, the adventures of its trails and memoirs of the passionate tribesman.



MAHINDRA MOJO LAUNCHES IN NASHIK

MTWL launched the Mahindra MOJO in Nashik on 3rd February 2017. Priced at Rs. 1, 73,330 (ex-showroom Nashik), the flagship motorcycle has set new benchmarks in styling, performance and riding quality ever since it hit the Indian roads. To enhance the engagement between MOJO owners, a community will be created across cities and this platform will enable members to share experiences and plan trips with fellow bike enthusiasts.

MAHINDRA TWO WHEELERS LAUNCHES THE FIRST MOJO EXCLUSIVE DEALERSHIP

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd inaugurated a first-of-its-kind MOJO dealership in Bengaluru in March 2017. The dealership located in Banaswadi, also includes a workshop designed as a one-stop destination for all biking enthusiasts. The dealership will not only showcase accessories and merchandise but will also provide customisation and servicing attributes.