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Maharashtra CSR Award in STEM Education

Precision Camshafts Limited (PCL) has been conferred with the prestigious ‘Maharashtra CSR Award – STEM Education’ by ‘India CSR Network’ in recognition of its outstanding work in the field of STEM Education.

Precision Foundation under the guidance of its Chairperson, Dr. Suhasini Shah, has implemented various projects such as Interactive E-Learning, Mini Science Centers, Avishkar – for the innovative minds, Password Campaign – for reading culture, Baithak and Gillo to introduce music and theatre to children etc. at about 160 schools of Solapur district as a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of Precision Camshafts Limited.

We have set up ‘Mini Science Centers’ in 5 schools from South Solapur, Mohol, Madha talukas of Solapur district and from the city, with the help of Stem Learning, Mumbai. These science centers are equipped with 80 working models that can be used to teach over 120 experiments in science and mathematics from the curriculum of standard 5 to 12. Workshops were conducted to train the teachers from these schools to use these models. The objective for setting up these Mini Science Centers was to create scientific perspective amongst rural students and to develop interest in science and mathematics. Acknowledging the dedication and innovative approach in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education, the India CSR network has selected Precision for the Maharashtra CSR Award in STEM Education.

The award was presented in the 2nd edition of Maharashtra CSR Summit, an event to celebrate exceptional contributions in the realm of CSR, at the hands of renowned Agriculturist, Padmashri Subhash Palekar, founder of zero budget farming, Mr. Sitaram Gupta of Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation and the founder of India CSR network Mr. Rusen Kumar.

Gillo on the Go 2.0

Precision invited Gillo Repertory Theatre, a Mumbai based arts organization working exclusively for children and young people through Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) for the second consecutive year and took theatre to 14 schools from Solapur city and district during the period Dec 1 to 12, 2023.. About 3550 students including 100 specially abled children enjoyed watching theatre shows and also took part in the workshops and library sessions organized for them.

The children enthusiastically scurried about from one activity to another. The experience included creative drama workshops, watching informative & educative plays & performances, interacting with artists in meet the artist sessions, reading books and participating in art activities. Gillo also organized workshops for the teachers.

Advance Care Ambulance to Shri Markanday Solapur Sahakari Rugnalay, Solapur

A fully equipped Advance Care (CARDIAC) Ambulance was donated by Precision Foundation & Medical Research Trust to Shri Markanday Solapur Sahakari Rugnalay, Solapur. The Force Traveller Ambulance has the following advanced medical equipment: Oxygen Cylinder D- Type, Ambu Bag, and Laryngoscope Adult with 4 Blade, Automatic External Defibrillator, Transport Ventilator, 5 Para Monitor, Syringe Pump and Suction Unit.

Our CFO Mr. Ravindra Joshi and the Finance team members Aarohi Deosthali, Swapnil Kulkarni, Parag Bhagwat, Durgaprasad Ege and Shripad Valsangkar contributed generously to this noble cause and set an example for the workforce at PCL. The ambulance was handed over by CMD Mr Yatin Shah, Dr. Suhasini Shah, Mr R R Joshi and Mr. Karan Shah to the Chairman of Markanday hospital Dr Vijay Arkal along with Mr. Shriniwas Katkam, Dr Manik Gurram and Dr Lata Mithapalli in a small program on October 30, 2023.

Solar panel for Adhar Vishwasth Sanstha, Bhogaon

A solar system for entire lighting requirement was installed at the old age care centre run by ‘Aadhar Vishwasth Sanstha’, Bhogaon, Tal. North Solapur. The 20KV Solar plant was installed at an expense of about Rs. 15 lakhs. This will bring their electricity bill to ‘zero’

There are about 90 elders at this old age home housed in three sections – One for those who need physiotherapy or other treatments for rehabilitation after illnesses like paralysis etc, another for rehabilitation of the mentally challenged and the third section for normal elders who have no one to look after them at home.

Bio gas plant at Padsali Tal. North Solapur

Precision with the help of Bhagirath Gramvikas Pratishthan of Kudal (Dist. Sindhudurg) built Bio gas plants in 3 villages of Solapur district, in the month of April 2023, namely Solankarwadi, Shetphal & Chinchani. The objective was to have a pilot plant and to conduct workshops to train local masons to build Bio Gas Plants. 10 local masons from 4 talukas were trained in these workshops.

A biogas plant was built at Padsali, Tal. North Solapur as a continuation of this project. The villagers vowed to make the village smoke free by building biogas plants in every household.

Interactive e-learning kits to 05 schools

We started the interactive e-learning project in 2015 and have installed these kits in 161 classrooms from 144 schools over the past few years. We ensured training for teachers before handing this tool to them and also took regular follow up to understand the effectiveness of this project. We saw that the students started attending school more regularly, took more interest in studies, enjoyed handling the tab and computer and the learning experience.

We installed Interactive e-learning kits in 4 more Zilla Parishad schools this year, namely, at Solankarwadi & Bairagwadi in Tal. Madha, at Mangoli in Tal. South Solapur, at Masle Chaudhary in Tal. North Solapur and also at New English School, Sadashivgad, Dist. Satara. With this the number of digital classroom comes to 166.

‘Password Campaign 3.0'

Precision Foundation with the help of Unique Features (Pune) has been conducting the ‘Password’ initiative to inculcate reading culture among children. The initiative was started during the academic year 2021-22 and this is the 3rd year of this program. About thousand students of class V to VII from eight schools have benefited from this initiative. "Password" a beautiful booklet full of interesting stories, poems, informative articles on current topics, puzzles etc. and is a perfect mix of knowledge and entertainment. Children will receive three issues of Password in an academic year. The children are taught to express their opinions coherently, improve their vocabulary, enhance their imagination, inculcate expressive communication as they are asked to write essays on what they liked in the book. These essays are assessed by a panel of teachers from Unique Features and students are rewarded for their efforts.

Baithak@School 3.0

‘Baithak@School’ initiative was started with the objective of exposing underprivileged children from Zilla Parishad schools to Indian classical music and dance through Concerts. PCL with the help of Baithak Foundation, Pune organised 6 concerts per year in 5 schools from Solapur. These concerts included vocal music, instrumental music and dance. The students thoroughly enjoyed the music and showed keen interest in learning more.

This is the 3rd season of Baithak@School and we have extended the program to 5 more schools. As a part of ‘Baithak@School 3.0, we will be conducting “Anubhav” sessions with 6 concerts each in these 10 schools. This year we have started ‘Parichay’ workshops for interested students from the earlier 5 schools where the children are given more information about the art form and are also given basic practical lessons.

Solar Plant for Pumping Water at NCC 38 MH Battalion, Solapur

A solar system for pumping water was installed at the NCC 38 Maharashtra Battalion office in Solapur. The system was handed over to the CO of NCC 38 Battalion commanding officer Colonel Rajesh Gajraj by Foundation Chairperson Dr. Suhasini Shah, in the presence of Colonel Vikram Jadhav, Subedar Major Arun Kumar, Nayab Subedar Satish Kumar and other dignitaries and guests. Speaking at the inauguration program, Dr Shah said that NCC is a training center for the future soldiers of the country and Precision is proud to have received this opportunity to serve the colony of Army & NCC Officers who work relentlessly to protect our country.

NCC 38 Battalion has a Unit Office and a Military Colony in Solapur. The water supply for this colony will now be done using solar energy. Two Solar plants of 5.5 KV each have been installed for running 2 pumps of 5 HP each. This will result in a saving of 3.5 to 4 lakhs in electricity bills per year.

Solar Pumping Project – Technical detail

    Solar Pump system for

  • 1. Borewell: 5 HP: 5 Kw system
  • 2. Open well: 5 HP: 5 Kw system

    With Dual Starter to run the pumps on

  • 1. Solar Power and
  • 2. MSEDCL Local Power Supply (in case of cloudy weather/ at night)



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Mahavir Chowk, Opp. ICICI Bank,
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