Piramal Seth, as he was fondly called in Bagar, started the initiative with a school for the non-touchable in a community temple to oppose the caste system. This laid the foundation for an educational campus and Bagar boasts of a higher secondary school and a B.ed college.
Taking forward the legacy, Ms Piramal has set up Urvi Ashok Piramal Foundation for furthering social activities.
The flagship programme of the foundation is health on wheels: 8 mobile health units covering over 5 lakh population and reaching out to people in the interior, tribal and semi-urban rural areas. One health unit is for treating ophthalmology patients.
The Foundation is also working on livelihood: sustainable livelihood through various skill training programmes with the focus on ensuring local employment, self-employment and placement in Group companies. The Foundation has partnership state skill development mission in Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
On the village development front, recharging of wells, developing check dams, water conservation projects, model village through peoples' participation and gram panchayat support are undertaken.
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