SRK Knowledge Foundation (SRKKF), the community welfare arm of Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd (SRK), a leader in the world of diamonds, announced at an Independence Day event held on Monday that they would install residential solar rooftop at the homes of 750 martyred soldiers and unsung heroes across India.

SRKKF under the leadership of Founder-Chairman Shri Govind Dholakia organised an event, named ‘Rashtra ki Roshni’ at SRK Sports Park, Surat to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence. The event began at 8 am. The parade escorted the chief guest, Commandant Chetan Kumar Cheetah of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative of celebrating 75 years of India’s glory with the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ campaign, SRKKF, during ‘Rashtra ki Roshni’, pledged to continue helping and empowering the affected families of unsung heroes and committed to the installation of residential solar rooftop at their homes. The mentioned initiative is said to impact 3000+ lives while addressing the needs of energy day & night. Once complete, this would be a pioneering initiative by a community welfare organisation.

The 750 KW rooftop solar systems will be used to power 750 homes. With this, the residents will be able to save Rs. 2000 per month over 25 years. SRKKF is accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and this initiative is a small step towards a green future among the various other initiatives.

In March this year, Govindkaka had announced to make Dudhala in Amreli district of Gujarat a green village by installing solar panels at all the homes. Earlier in 2016 at Nadabet, SRKKF had organised an event named “Hum Chale toh Hindustan Chale” to felicitate our brave army jawans.

Govindkaka remarked “Our unsung heroes are doing so much for us. We should take inspiration from them to always contribute to the development and growth of our nation. As responsible citizens of India, we, the SRK Family, thought of what should we do for our unsung heroes which could benefit them for a lifetime and came up with the idea of providing solar energy to their homes.”

Driven by Govindkaka’s far-sighted vision and motivated by his entrepreneurial spirit, SRK is well known for crafting diamonds at its world-class green facilities, and for sustainability practices and boasts several achievements and recognition in its growth history in the domestic, as well as international markets.

SRK under the visionary leadership of Govindkaka has touched several thousand lives through their selfless social welfare work for over six decades. Govindkaka has set up a community welfare initiative, SRK Knowledge Foundation (SRKKF). There are three more trusts working under the SRKKF umbrella—Shree Ramkrishna Charitable Trust, Shree Ramkrishna Welfare Trust and Matrushree Santokbaa Laljibhai Dholakia Charitable Trust.

Till date, over 3,008,160 people have received financial support for various educational scholarships and medical exigencies. Govindkaka instituted the ‘Santokbaa Humanitarian Award’ in 2006 in the fond memory and honour of his late mother, Smt. Santokbaa. The prestigious award till date has been conferred on 13 eminent personalities from distinctive backgrounds.