“Caring means to suffer with” said Fr. Joe Pereira Founder Managing Trustee on 1st July, 2013 at the inaugural ceremony and contract signing of the Tata Power - Kripa Foundation (EAP- Employment Assistance Program) at the Trombay plant of Tata Power, Mumbai. India.
The ceremony was well attended by Senior Managers headed by Mr.P.L. Manjrekar Head Tata Power Trombay, Mr. Srinivasan Head Operations Trombay, Mr.S R Kamat Head Mech.Maint.Trombay and Dr. R Y Bangle Head Medical Trombay. The HR team was headed by Mr. Chetan Tolia Chief HR Officer, Mr. Sunil Surti Head HR Western Region and Mr. Kunjivihari Jandhyala Head HR Trombay. The Union team was headed by Mr. Thomson Koshy along with union committee members from Trombay + QA and I&T. The Kripa team was headed by Fr. Joe H Pereira along with Mr. Bosco D’Souza, Ms. Krishna Iyer, Mr. Brett Rodricks and Mr. Vijay Poojari.
The CHRO emphasized that the Tata Group prioritised the 'we'll being' of the employees over 'success', as one can enjoy success. “Only when they are happy and healthy enough to enjoy it.” He added. Mr. Sunil Surti mentioned that the Tata Power shared their pleasure in associating with a dedicated NGO like Kripa and hoped to have a successful association in reaching out to those suffering from addiction and addiction related ailments.
Fr Joe in his address spoke about the extent of Kripa's work and the ethos and philosophy behind the 31 yrs of existence. He also spoke about the 'caring' attitude that is ingrained in the organisation and the work we do, where caring is 'suffering along with'. Ms Krishna Iyer Development Manager explained in brief the EAP program and Mr. Bosco D’Souza National Program Director introduced Mr. Vijay Poojari the EAP counselor to be placed at Tata Power Trombay and also thanked the HR Team of Mr. Surti, Mr. Kunjivihari, Mr. Siddique, Mr. Allwyn Abraham and the HR Team.
Earlier the MOU was signed by Mr. Sunil Surti and Fr. Joe Pereira in the presence of Tata Power and Kripa representatives. The program was a grand success which was felicitated by Mr. Allwyn Abraham and the HR team of TATA Power.
Ms. Krishna Iyer
Ms. Krishna Iyer