Pune: Finolex Industries Ltd., India’s largest PVC pipe manufacturer and second largest PVC resin manufacturer who is an Associate Sponsor for the Rising Pune Supergiants this IPL season, invited the players of the team to meet children admitted at the paediatric ward at KEM Hospital. The players present at the hospital were Ajinkya Rahane, Irfan Pathan & Ishant Sharma. The players interacted with the children by playing games & sharing their experiences on and off the field. The players saluted the unbreakable spirit of the kids and encouraged them to keep fighting! The kids wished the players luck for the remainder of the season.
Led by its mission of ‘welfare and happiness for all’’, Finolex Industries Ltd. and Mukul Madhav Foundation, organized this event to showcase a change of environment for the children at KEM hospital, giving them a break from their mundane life & building beautiful memories for them, which would be cherished throughout their stay at the hospital. Mukul Madhav Foundation, the CSR partner of Finolex Industries Ltd. has been associated with several reputed hospitals since the turn of this century and is constantly working on improving the quality of medical treatment being provided to children and women. In the year 2000, MMF set up a Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit, a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a Children’s Ward & an OPD at the KEM hospital, Pune.
Speaking on the occasion, Mrs.Ritu Chhabria, Managing Trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation shared, “I am glad that we got talented and popular players like Rahane, Pathan and Sharma to meet the children at KEM today. The kids were absolutely thrilled and we are happy to have been able to give them this platform. I would like to thank KEM Hospital for hosting us.”
Talking about the partnership with the Indian Premier League, Nitin Kulkarni, President, Sales & Marketing, Finolex Industries said, “Brand Finolex Industries has its roots in Pune but we are a prominent national brand known for our quality and services. It made sense for us to be seen at a platform like the IPL and support the team in this new age cricket which promotes and cultivates talent.Finolex has sponsored the Pune team since 2011 and was excited to continue the association with this new team as well.We believe that business and sports like cricket, have much in common, with the success of both hinging on team effort, strategy and partnership. This initiative has given us and our partners some great memories and valuable lessons in team work. The spirit of the kids and the players much like everything Finolex does was Unbreakable” He further added, “The Rising Pune Supergiants are extremely talented and passionate about the game. We are proud to have partnered with them and wish them the very best while continuing to deliver unbreakable performances on the pitch!”
The players enjoyed this time off the field, creating fond memories with the children. Ajinkya Rahane spoke after the event, “It was such a delight to meet the children. Their meeting with us was all smiles and full of joy. Seeing their happiness took away all our tensions. The experience was extremely refreshing and I am glad that Finolex Industries Ltd. is associated with such initiatives and is helping the cause of healthcare in the country. I would love to meet these kids again.”
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