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September, 2018

REBUILDING KERALA



CSS Group’s urgent Donation Drive for Kerala’s Flood victims

August saw the worst natural disaster in over a century in the state of Kerala, India. Severe flooding caused by torrential rains saw over 445 people dead, 15 missing within a fortnight, and at least one million evacuated, with all 14 districts of the state being placed on red alert.

The CSS Group’s offices across the GCC initiated a CSS Donation Drive through its online platforms from the 15th to the 27th of August, 2018 welcoming contributions from within its ranks, as well as its dedicated customers, and the public.

With the aid of the Group’s partners, an immediate air freight shipment with food and medicine, followed by a 40-ft container packed with relief materials – donated by employees and the public – were sent directly to Cochin.
“My deepest condolences to those who lost their loved ones, their homes and so much more. We are here to support the people and hope this token can bring some relief to their suffering,” said T.S. Kaladharan, Founder and Chairman of the CSS Group.

CSS Group’s offices in JAFZA, Al Quoz, Garhoud, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi were open to receive donations from the public. The multinational logistics and freight forwarding company then sent forward this relief material, addressed to NGO’s and certified aid providers, in the country.
The CSS Group’s GCC offices collected over 2,650 cartons of relief material; 400 employees across its international offices also proceeded to donate a day’s worth of salary towards the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund in Kerala, India.

The Group would like to personally extend its thanks to Navio Shipping who donated the 40-ft containers used to deliver relief material to the people of Kerala. Navio Shipping is one of the leading liner agencies in the Middle East based in Dubai, representing a wide range of NVOCC principals. They offer consistent service operations across the Middle East, Upper Gulf, Far East, Europe and South Asia.


July, 2018

BEING RESPONSIBLE-CSR INITIATIVES


As part of a CSS – CSR initiative, school kits including new bags and umbrellas were distributed amongst pre-primary and primary school children in and around Thrikkunnappuzha, Alleppey Dist. Kerala. Five lower primary schools and the new commers of one Upper primary school running under the Government of Kerala aid benefitted by this regular CSR programme of school aid distribution by CSS under the guidance of T S Kaladharan, Group Chairman. The schools were Govt. LP School Valiyaparambu, Govt. LP School Thrikkunnappuzha, Govt. LP School Panoor, Govt. LP School Pallana, Govt. LP School Atmavidya Sangham and MT UP school, Thrikkunnapuzha.

New school kits brought beaming smiles on the faces of more than 1000 little faces. The school aid distribution was inaugurated by Unnikrishnan G, Head of Marketing & Corporate communications, CSS Group. The function was attended by Government Local body representatives, School PTA members, and school authorities. Students accompanied by their parents were welcomed with sweets and balloons to the function. Local body representatives and the school authorities thanked CSS and its Chairman for this noble activity, followed by lunch.


July, 2017

Lighting Up Dreams Of Children


CSR activities have always been an integral part of CSS for the last two decades of its service in the UAE and India.  By participating in the charity initiatives of the UAE government CSS has always demonstrated its responsibility in giving back to the society.

Being a renowned philanthropist, T S Kaladharan, Chairman of CSS Group had initiated many an events in India as well which covered the educational and healthcare spectrum of his home state of Kerala. During the recent school reopening in the state, a novel venture was organized on behalf of CSS Group, contributed by Kaladharan, in his village of Thrikkunnappuzha. This year CSS donated One thousand three hundred school bags with books pencil boxes and pencils along amongst the less fortunate government school students of the region. G Unnikrishnan, CSS Group Head of Marketing and Corporate communications inaugurated the School kit distribution.

This initiative went helping 5 schools in the village witnessing enthusiastic small faces cheerfully receiving the contribution. CSR initiatives of CSS Group new bags and study aids were distributed amongst pre-primary and primary school children at Thrikkunnappuzha, Alleppey Dist. Kerala. Five schools which are running under the Government of Kerala aid were benefitted by this regular CSR programme of school aid distribution. “The CSS Group has always stood in the forefront in giving back to the society in whatever ways we can. Two decades of our presence in the UAE and India has seen innumerable charity events in which CSS had been a part and parcel and we are thankful to the society for this” commented Unnikrishnan G.

New School kits brought beaming smiles on the little faces. The programme commenced with local authority members from the Panchayat wards welcoming the gathering.  All the children, their parents and the school authorities were present for the occasion.  Lunch too was organized by CSS after the function for the students, parents and the school staff on the first day of the academic year.


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