May 7, 2018, Pune, India: Ritu Nathani, Director, Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd. and Head–Cybage CSR, was felicitated for her commendable work in the Corporate Social Responsibility segment at the ‘Times Pune Visionaries’ event held in Pune recently.
Ritu heads the two philanthropic arms at Cybage, known as CybageAsha and CybageKhushboo. Under her profound leadership, CybageAsha, through its Rural Upliftment, Community Development, and Social Welfare verticals, meticulously conceptualizes, plans, and executes various projects in and around Pune to transform the lives of the economically challenged. CybageKhushboo, which believes in the power of education, works towards providing financial aid to economically backward but deserving students for pursuing their higher education and helping them secure a bright future. CybageKhushboo currently boasts of a beneficiary base of over 1,000 students.
“At Cybage, we are committed to look at social responsibility beyond compliance. Through our wings—CybageAsha & CybageKhushboo—we are working towards eliminating economic disparities between rural and urban India. Various developmental programs, scholarships to needy students, and collaborations with NGOs have helped us make a holistic difference to the lives of the underprivileged. We are thankful to the Times Group for recognizing our work,” said Ritu Nathani, Director–Cybage Software and Head–Cybage CSR.
An initiative by Times Group, the event aimed at honoring the visionaries whose social initiatives and business models have enabled the upliftment and betterment of the society at large.
CybageAsha was established in the year 2005 to fulfill Cybage's responsibility towards the constructive development of society. Through its three important initiatives, namely, Rural Upliftment, Community Development, and Social Welfare, CybageAsha aims at bridging disparities in the society. From adopting a village and conducting various infrastructural, educational, livelihood, and development programs, to providing free medical and counseling facilities for communities in the vicinity to creating awareness on environmental issues, the Trust has always made its presence felt. CybageAsha also collaborates with various NGOs and social service organizations to enhance its beneficiary base and spread smiles. To know more, visit www.cybageasha.org.
CybageKhushboo is engaged in scalable educational projects to shape up promising careers. As a part of its main initiative, CybageKhushboo grants scholarships to students who want to pursue professional courses in Engineering (B.E. and Diploma), Medicine, and Medicine-related courses such as Pharmacy, Dentistry, Homeopathy, and Physiotherapy. It also provides soft skills training sessions for the holistic development of its beneficiaries. CybageKhushboo has adopted an iTeach (offshoot of the Teach for India Initiative) School—Sant Gadge Maharaj English Medium School, Kondhwa—and, in association with PMC and Pune City Connect, launched the Digital Literacy Bus in the Tadiwala community to promote the use of digital technology in everyday life. To know more, visit www.cybagekhushboo.org.