GUARDIAN FOUNDATION – TEAM
Guardian has a very well defined corporate social responsibility philosophy. We have chosen to target specific areas of society and community which can advance with our contribution and assistance and are also in alignment with the values of Guardian.
With our regular contribution in terms of organizing and participating in events that promote sports, art and culture, with special focus on youth talent, our corporate social responsibilities are already well defined and developed internally. The goal in the foreseeable future is to extend our programs to a larger scale and reach, through our newly registered charitable trust “TEAM” (Talent Enhancement and Activity Management).
OLYMPIC GOLD QUEST
It was a proud moment for Guardian Corporation when, on 25th February 2014, the organization was handed the reins of the Pune Chapter of Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) at an event held at J. W. Marriott.
OGQ is a non-profit organisation, which aims at creating a level playing field for Indian athletes, to enable them in competing at the highest level of international sports. The foundation, which includes well-respected names like Vishwanathan Anand, Deepkia Padukone and Niraj Bajaj in it’s Board of Directors, has to date enabled several athletes, including Saina Nehwal (Badminton) and Sushil Kumar (Wrestling) to name a few.
The ceremony saw two of the company’s directors, Mr. Geet Sethi and Mr. Prakash Padukone, who are also it’s founders, handing over the Pune Chapter to Mr. Manish Sabade, the founder and MD of Guardian Corporation. Also seen at the venue were several of Pune’s elite crowd, as well as some of the athletes who are a part of OGQ, including boxer Mary Kom and wrestler Sushil Kumar.
- Guardian has supported mega cultural events like Sawai Gandharva, Swar Jhankar and Taal Chakra
- Associated with programs by Zakir Hussain, Pt.Bhimsen Joshi, Rakesh Chaurasiya, Bhawani Shankar and many renowned musical maestros
- The Guardian Holidays identity was launched by Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma followed by a mesmerizing concert
- Guardian has created platforms for new-comers in the musical field, like Advait Gadgil for Sitar
- Organized the Sa Re Ga Ma L’il Champs fantastic 5 program first time in Pune
- Olympic Gold Quest
- Organised Billiards World Championship 2010
- Tournaments for Tennis, Softball, Chess, Table Tennis
- Promoting and supporting the largest civilian expedition to the Mount Everest organized by Giripremi
- Conducted Inland Sailing National Championship, 2009 and 2010
- NDA Sailing and Wind Surfing Championship
- Cycling championship
SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMS
- The group adopts 5 children every year to take care of their education and upbringing
- Guardian supports the Samatol Foundation that focuses on rehabilitation and reunion of children who have run away from their homes & family
- Guardian is associated with the Niramay Foundation that provides medical treatment for the poor
- Guardian has regularly initiated many entertainment events for senior citizens