Srinagar, June 19, 2016: Pratap Park, restored by Modi Enterprises, manufacturer of the popular tea brands like Samovar and Symphony, was inaugurated by Chief Guest – Mr. Naeem Akhter, Honourable Minister, Education, Govt. of J&K, in presence of Guest of Honour- Mr. Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari, MLA, Amirakadal, People’s Democratic Party. They were accompanied by senior officials from Modi Enterprises, Department of Floriculture and Help Foundation. The Park has been developed under the Group’s popular tea brand Samovar Noon Chai.
With a budget of Rs 1.2 crore, major investments have been made on infrastructure; state- of- art automatic irrigation and Sub-surface Farm Drainage System systems, lighting, renovated pump house, proper pathways across the park, gates etc. have been put in place along with extensive plantation so that the citizens of Srinagar will enjoy for perpetuity.
Modi Enterprises has ensured a sustainable redevelopment of the Pratap Park with the objective that the Park will continue to serve as an inspiring landscape to serve as a public and democratic space within a congested business district. The Park will provide a sense of leisure and recreation in a busy urban setting.
Besides the Park, Modi Enterprises has been actively involved in CSR initiatives within the state. Other than the flood relief contribution, Modi Enterprises has also committed Rs 100, 00,000 (Rupees one crore) for rehabilitation. Modi Enterprises utilised the funds for a collaborative partnership based project implementation that included rebuilding homes, providing infrastructure etc. to its associated people.
Mr Harmanjit Singh, Head of Corporate Affairs, Modi Enterprises said, “Our Group is deeply rooted in the community and we reflect the pride of the State. Our initiatives root from hope and joys of the regular citizen. Major investments have been made on infrastructure rather than cosmetic change; irrigation and drainage systems, proper pathways, walls, gates etc. have been put in place so that the citizens will enjoy for perpetuity. While Pratap Park is the visible social initiative, we are making a small but significant change within the community through our CSR programs for women with the help of our partner NGO, Help Foundation. We hope to continue contributing to the state in a meaningful manner.”
2015 Kashmir Despatch