Muscat XX, February 2019: As part of its commitment to empower the people of Oman, Eshraqa, the social development arm of Khimji Ramdas, and Khimji’s Sparkle Marine Services recently collaborated to enhance the building infrastructure at Bahr Al Arab School located within the Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm (SEZAD). Under the initiative, Eshraqa and Khimji’s Sparkle Marine Services have assisted with the construction of an outdoor classroom and the supplementation of an interactive Smart Board which will add to the students’ learning experiences.
In the golden words of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said at the time of Renaissance, “We will teach our children even if it is under the shade of trees, to ensure[L1] the growth and development of our beloved country.” His deep commitment to education is evident in this message. Education is a crucial part of Khimji Ramdas’ Eshraqa; it focuses on providing infrastructural support to educational institutions; supporting scholarships and offering vocational and entrepreneurial training that prepare the youth for future leadership roles.
Jairaj Kumar Penukonda, Director, Khimji’s Sparkle Marine Services said, “Our objective is to be a strong partner; supporting the nation’s progress by giving back to the community. We concentrate on building an ecosystem that is in tandem with the government’s initiatives for improvement within all sectors of the Sultanate.”
Commenting on the project, Nailesh Khimji, Director, Khimji Ramdas noted, “We aim to harness the power of business to achieve sustainable economic, social and environmental development across the Sultanate to help unlock the true potential of the nation. Social commitment is a key ingredient of our strategy to develop targeted sustainable programmes that create an environment that is beneficial in igniting creativity, productivity and overall well-being to build a better future for the next generation.”
Eshraqa aims to empower the society with initiatives that are at the forefront of sustainable development. It aims to invest and support projects that have a long-lasting impact on the growth of the nation with a wide range of activities including healthcare, education and social welfare.
Abdul Aziz Al Hinai, Manager of Partnership & Development and in-charge for Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives from Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm (SEZAD) thanked Khimji’s Sparkle Marine Services and Eshraqa, saying, “We appreciate and admire Khimji Ramdas’ Eshraqa, and Khimji’s Sparkle Marine Services, for the long-standing history in supporting such fruitful initiatives around the Wilayat of Duqm, and express gratitude to the entities for proactively championing positive change within the community.”