ECHO BY TITAN COMPANY LIMITED TO SUPPORT EDUCATION OF UNDERPRIVILEGED GIRL CHILDREN
• Mr. Rana Uppalapati completes his journey across the Golden Quadrilateral (6000kms) after 99 days of skating.
• ECHO which stands for ‘Educate to carry her onwards’ is an initiative to raise funds for the education of underprivileged girl children
Bangalore : Titan Company Limited in collaboration with the Tata Group proudly associated with Rana Uppalapati, Titan’s business associate and international skater who kick started his journey on skates aimed to cover the Indian Golden Quadrilateral (all of 6000kms). The flag off was at Hosur, Titan’s 1st watch factory on 5th September and he has covered Tumakuru, Sira, Chitradurga., Hubli and Belgaum in Karnataka; Kolhapur, Pune, Mumbai in Maharashtra , Bharuch and Vadodara in Gujarat , Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Patna, Dhanbad, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Chennai, Hosur and now completes his journey. Rana has achieved his goal of skating 6000 kms and has raised funds to support the education of over 18,000 girl children and is likely to increase in the next few days.
As part of the journey, the program has raised funds for the education of underprivileged girl children and created awareness among close to 6 lakh children on child safety, especially on ‘good touch and bad touch’.
On Rana’s successful journey, Mr Bhaskar Bhat, Managing Director, Titan Company Limited said “This was an exciting adventure that Titan has chosen to be a part of, staying true to our nature of being innovative, disruptive and making a difference along the way. A man skating for over 3 months to cover the golden quadrilateral was something that was unheard of, until now. However we are humbled to have made this possible for Rana. Having seen Rana’s journey so closely, we know it was a challenging one. However, the grit and determination with which he set out to achieve this and make a difference kept him going“
Mr. N. E. Sridhar, AVP & Head, Corporate Sustainability shared his views that, “At Titan, we always look forward to helping the underprivileged and ECHO is a noble way to help in girl child education. At the start of the journey, Rana did face some roadblocks, he overcame every difficulty like a true warrior. What Rana set out to do is truly remarkable, and we at Titan are happy to have been a part of this incredible journey with him. This is one of our many endeavours to nurture and nourish the society we have grown in.
Sharing his viewpoint on the occasion, Rana Uppalapati, Titan’s Business Associate, said that
“I am grateful to Titan Company Limited and the people around the country for participating in this journey. Titan has always been passionate about the education of girl child, so it was natural to find alignment. In the last three months, the cause has echoed with about 6 lakh people across the country. Witnessing different cultures, mindsets and the way these people look at education in the county has been learning. I feel fortunate to have been able to raise support for the education of a few underprivileged girl children along the way.”
Additionally, this campaign also witnessed organisations like K.C Mahindra Educational Trust Mumbai and IIMPact, Delhi coming together as partners towards whom the funds raised will be disbursed. Both organizations have already partnered with Titan in their ongoing program of remedial education of the girl child. Titan also associated with CII-Young Indians and their Project Masoom for training on child safety. The logistics for Rana’s journey was by taken care of by “You too can run”.
To know how you can support and contribute; please log on to: http://www.titancompany.in/echo
Titan Company Limited (earlier known as Titan Industries Limited), a joint venture between the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) and Tata Group, commenced operations in 1987, under the name Titan Watches Limited. In 1994, Titan diversified into Jewellery and subsequently into eyewear with Titan Eyeplus. In 2013, Titan entered the fragrances segment with SKINN. Today, Titan Company Limited, India’s unchallenged leader in watches, jewellery and eyewear, is credited with changing the face of all these industries. The financial year 2017-18 recorded a topline growth of 20.4% on a standalone basis. Titan Company Ltd reported a revenue of Rs.15, 656 crores for the year ended 31st March 2018.