Corporate Social Responsibility
As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), GIA is committed to operate in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner, while recognising the interests of its stakeholders. Through contributions to various trusts, the company will be undertaking CSR activities under health, education, disaster relief, and many more.
GEM & JEWELLERY NATIONAL RELIEF FOUNDATION (GJNRF)
GJNRF was set up in 1999 by the gem & jewellery industry to carry out charitable and philanthropic activities. In the past, GJNRF has been at the forefront, aiding victims of calamity, war, terror in every possible way, thereby, serving the society and making a huge difference in their lives with new commitments and promises. GIA India Laboratory Private Limited through its Director Ms. Nirupa Bhatt handed over a cheque to Mr. Ashok Gajera, MD, GJNRF, in the presence of Mr. Sanjay Kothari, Chairman, GJNRF to provide relief to people affected by natural calamities such as fire, earthquake, floods etc., and to provide medical aid to the needy as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended on 31st March, 2019.
VIDYAMANDIR TRUST, PALANPUR
Palanpur Shishushala, Balmandir and Education Trust was established in 1948 with the intent to provide quality education to the people of Palanpur. It was a humble beginning; a primary school that has expanded to over 120 institutes spread across 14 campuses with 450 teachers catering to the requirement of around 5000 students. The trust, which was renamed Vidyamandir Trust (VMT) in 2006, has English and Gujarati Medium Schools from Kindergarten to Higher Secondary. The trust is striving to mould its students to complete individuals. The trust runs scholarship programme for promising students from economically weak backgrounds without any distinction of class, caste or religion. GIA India Laboratory Private Limited through its Director Ms. Nirupa Bhatt handed over a cheque to Mr. Russell Mehta, Chairman, VMT, in the presence of Mr. Rajiv Mehta, Trustee, to provide education to differently-abled students and scholarship programmes to promising students coming from economically-weak backgrounds without any distinction of class, caste or religion as a part of its CSR contribution for the year ended on 31st March, 2019.
PRIME MINISTER'S NATIONAL RELIEF FUND
Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) was established in 1948. The resources of the PMNRF are utilised primarily to render immediate relief to families of those killed in natural calamities like floods, cyclones, earthquakes, etc., and to the victims of major accidents and riots. Assistance from PMNRF is also rendered to partially defray the expenses for medical treatments such as heart surgery, kidney transplantation, cancer treatment, acid attack, etc. PMNRF accepts voluntary contributions from individuals, organisations, trusts, companies and institutions. GIA India Laboratory Private Limited has been contributing to PMNRF since March 2015.