Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Goel Ganga Foundation for Mother Earth

Fact 1
One and a half acres of forest are cut down every second.
Fact 2

Soil erosion, floods, wildlife extinction, increase in global warming, and climate imbalance are just a few of the effects of deforestation.



It’s obvious that deforestation holds terrible repercussions for the future generations. It is our responsibility to increase the Earth’s green cover.
As a part of our ongoing Green Pune Campaign, Goel Ganga Foundation planted 500 trees in and around Wanowrie in a massive Tree Plantation Drive on June 5th, World Environment Day. The Foundation not only planted 500 trees, but also installed tree guards to ensure they are protected and grow properly.
In an effort to promote tree plantation, as a part of the Green Pune Campaign, starting 17th May 2017, we have also been distributing Tulsi saplings to every person who visits any Goel Ganga sites in the city. Tulsi plants are also known for their medicinal properties and many health benefits. 




Here are a few ways you can add to the green cover.
  1.       .        Plant a tree on your birthday every year.
  2.       .        Instead of buying expensive resents, gift your friends and family plants.
  3.       .       Undertake the responsibility of watering at least 5 trees in your neighbourhood.
  4.       .       Keep a seed dispenser in your terraces or balconies.

It’s up to us to save the planet, one tree at a time. It’s not enough to just adopt or plant a tree – they have to be watered, nourished and properly taken care of. Which one of these methods will YOU choose?




97% of water on Earth is salt water, and therefore, unusable. That leaves only 3% of water for all 7 billion of us. Given these figures, it’s easy to imagine that in the future, wars will be fought over water.

In an effort to do out bit towards saving and conserving water, the Foundation installed a rainwater harvesting plant in our project Ganga Satellite, one of Wanowrie’s largest and oldest societies.
GGF4Her, the women empowerment branch of Goel Ganga Foundation also conducted a water conservation workshop at Ganga Satellite. Renowned social activist Mrs. Sharmila Oswal talked to all the attendees about how they can take simple steps to reduce water wastage at home.


Glance at the headlines of any newspaper in Pune over the past many months. It’s apparent that one of the biggest problems our city is facing is waste management.




As our contribution to finding a solution to this menace, Goel Ganga Foundation installed a vermiculture pit in Ganga Satellite – creating a natural method to deal with the huge amount of waste large societies produce.
The Foundation also installed an organic waste convertor at our new project Ganga Glitz in Undri. The convertor turns inorganic waste into organic, eco-friendly compost.  With it, Ganga Glitz became the first residential project in the Undri – NIBM area to have an organic waste management system.




It’s up to US to save the planet, one green step at a time. It’s not enough to just adopt or plant a tree – they have to be watered, nourished and properly taken care of. Waste segregation, recycling and composting are easy ways to dispense of waste responsibly. Rainwater harvesting, reusing water are steps every household can take.
We can save our Earth, if we are smart and do it soon.
Let’s start NOW.
Which one of these methods will YOU choose?






Friday, 26 May 2017

Going green with Tulsi: The wonder plant.



 

We at the Goel Ganga Foundation are committed to the environment and we are committed to giving back to society in meaningful and relevant ways. In the past, we have conducted various blood donation camps, have constructed various spiritual centers. In the run up to Environment Day – June 5 – and in keeping with our tradition of doing good, we began a campaign on the 19th of May gifting Tulsi, a plant of great importance, at each of our sites to all those who visit the sites.
And why the Tulsi plant?

Tulsi or as it is more commonly called, basil, is a common plant found all over India and some other South Asian countries. It is used in everything from food to medicine and is one of the most versatile plants found on the planet.

It truly is a blessing, in all the meanings of the word. Used to ward off evil spirits for ages, Tulsi has also been used as medicine in the millennia old practice of Ayurveda.
In fact, Tulsi is known…

To reduce inflammation and swelling;
Researchers in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society announced recently that “Extracts of Holy Basil were shown to reduce swelling by up to 73%, 24 hours after application.” This reduction has been compared and found similar to diclofenac, a drug used in the treatment of arthritis.

For its anti-aging properties;
According to research conducted at the British Pharmaceutical Conference, Holy Basil has properties that can prevent the “harmful effects of aging” from taking place. A team of researchers led by Dr. Shinde at the Pune University confirmed the use of Tulsi as a “youth-promotion” medicine.

For its anti-bacterial properties;
Various lab studies have proven that basil in fact possesses various anti-bacterial properties that researchers believe come from various funny-sounding oils present in it that can ward off even funnier sounding Latin-named bacteria.

As the Cancer-fighter;
Various clinical studies show that basil contains phytochemicals. Now while these may sound funny they are very important and are the cancer fighting ingredients that basil possesses that make it the medical plant that it is.

Combats stress;
Here’s a surprising one. Tulsi is a herbal medicine and acts as a natural adaptogen that helps the body adapt to stress and normalize the otherwise negative effects stressors can have on a human being and our bodily processes.
To cut a long story short, why Tulsi – because it is Pure Delight!

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Celebrating Excellence at Goel Ganga Group!

For over 35 years now, we, at the Goel Ganga Group have been committed to delivering Pure Delight to over 30,000 of our satisfied customers. Standing firm in this commitment, we have striven hard to deliver excellence in every aspect, to make luxury living a holistic experience for our customers.
By conceptualizing and delivering class-apart amenities, beautiful, well thought-out designs and layouts, and simply outstanding quality, we bring unmatched value and incomparable happiness to our customers and create new benchmarks in the realty sector.
Being a system-led, and process-driven organization, Goel Ganga Group has various certifications that stand testimony to our unflinching professionalism. And we’re delighted that the excellence, integrity, gratitude, and social compassion that are an inherent part of our driving force has been recognized and awarded in the form of three reputed titles!


Ganga Legend named Luxury Project of the Year




Designed to deliver an international lifestyle with best-in-class amenities, our first mini township project Ganga Legend in Bavdhan has won the title of “Luxury Project of the Year” at the Realty Plus Conclave & Excellence Awards.





Ganga Glitz named the Best Emerging Super Luxury Home





As trendsetters who believe in proactive implementation of technology combined with market foresightedness, winning the “Best Emerging Super Luxury Home” award for our project Ganga Glitz at the Times Realty Icon Awards was indeed memorable moment for us.

 
  


Best Emerging Super Luxury Home Award for Ganga Dham Towers





All set to give Pune's skyline a new landmark, our project Ganga Dham Towers has bagged the title of ‘Best Emerging Super Luxury Home’ at the Times Realty Icon Awards and we're honored that the Times team has rewarded our effort to provide our customers with world-class amenities and the joy of luxury living with this award.



We are honored to have been deemed the best by these elite award fraternities - they are yet another inspiration for us to move forward in our endeavor to deliver more than expected, better than promised, bigger than imagined.
We look forward to bringing you Pure Delight!



Saturday, 1 April 2017

We’re on HER team!

Mahatma Gandhi said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

It is with a similar belief that Shri Jaiprakashji Goel, a staunch follower of Gandhian principles, set up Goel Ganga Foundation, the CSR division of Goel Ganga Group, and a not-for-profit organization that is committed to spreading pure delight by giving back to society. 

Women hold up half the sky, Mao Zedong rightly said. At the Foundation, we believe it is imperative to do our bit to strengthen their world.  GGF4Her is thus, Goel Ganga Foundation’s effort to empower, uplift, and inspire women to occupy their rightful place in the world. 

The Indian woman is awakening into a new world – a world full of unique challenges. It was our vision to create a platform where she can tell her stories, be heard, grow, network and share with a group of like-minded women. That is why we created GGF4Her.
17 Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by world leaders in a historic UN summit in September 2015. The fifth Global Goal is to achieve Gender Equality.

Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large. This is why GGF4Her has chosen to align itself with UN SDG 5 – to create a world that is pure delight for women.

Mrs. Saloni Goel , the vivacious driving force behind the launch event, Mrs. Geeta Goel, the source of inspiration for all of the Foundation,  and Mrs. Amrita Goel, a budding sociopreneur,  form the power-packed trio spearheading GGF4Her. 


The GGF4Her portal was launched on the 29th of March, 2017, at the hands of the Commissioner of Police, Pune, Rashmi Shukla. She applauded the thought behind the launch of GGF4Her and spoke about the need for empowering women.



At the launch event, Mrs. Geeta Goel, the matriarch of the Group, announced a full scholarship to Urmi Gopalakrishna, a bright, deserving student of GG International School, which is run by the Goel Ganga Foundation. Urmi was also felicitated at the hands of Mrs. Goel and Commissioner Shukla.

Stree Adhar, an initiative launched by GGF4Her on International Women’s Day which helped female labourers get their Aadhar Cards was also successfully concluded at the launch event. Speaking of the initiative, Mrs. Saloni Goel said, “It was wonderful to see so many women turn up to get their Aadhar Cards, and their happiness at receiving it. It is not just a piece of documentation – to them it is a proof of their existence, their identity. This, after all, is the thought behind GGF4Her - to make the world a better place for one half of its population!” 

The launch event, held at Ganga Dham Towers in Marketyard, was a resounding success. It was a great evening where a lot of women pledged their support towards a common cause – creating a safe, secure world that is pure delight through the power of sisterhood.

Be part of the movement, go to www.ggf4her.org