For decades The Times of India Relief Fund used to be the paper’s most prominent “CSR activity”. Malayala Manorama took the lead the in building houses in earthquake-hit Latur in the mid-1990s. Plenty of newspapers and magazines chipped in for the tsunami-affected in Tamil Nadu. India Today even launched a project called Care Today.
Now, Shekhar Gupta‘s Indian Express takes the lead to build a block in a government school in the home-State of the paper’s founder, Ramnath Goenka. The two-storey, 12-room was constructed at a cost of Rs 87 lakh raised through the paper’s citizen’s relief fund, with the veteran journalist Swadesh Talwar in charge of the project.
Image: courtesy The Indian Express