The Nanda Foundation
The Nanda Foundation is a non-profit Section 8 Company constituted by the Crown Group towards implementing CSR initiatives. The Nanda Foundation is founded primarily in memory of Admiral Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda (1915-2009), former Indian Navy chief, who is best remembered for what has been touted as one of the world’s most daring war strategies “Operation Trident” during the 1971 India-Pakistan war. He led the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 and successfully executed a naval blockade of both West and East Pakistan, helping India achieve an overwhelming victory during the war. He is one of the most notable commanders in the history of the Indian Navy and is fondly remembered as ‘The Man Who Bombed Karachi’ for staging the daring raid on Karachi during the War which resulted in the separation of East Pakistan and the formation of Bangladesh as an independent country.
The main objectives of the Foundation are as follows:
- To identify children of economically weaker/ poor families in the society and to give them suitable education, training, knowledge, work experience and develop their skills in the field of food and beverages, regardless of caste, creed, religion and sex for their recruitment, placement and self-development/employment for a better future.
- To open canteens & cafeterias without any profit motive to enable children trained by the Nanda Foundation to run these canteens and cafeterias and thereby generate employment for economically weaker sections of the society.
- To conduct seminars, meetings, exhibitions, competitions in furtherance of skills in the field of food and beverages.
- None of the objects of the company will be carried out on commercial or profit basis.
- No objects of the company will be carried out without obtaining prior approval/ no objection certificate from the concerned authorities wherever required, if any prescribed.