A look behind the scenes: VULKAN India welcomes students from the region

On Thursday, January 4, 2024, around 120 students from grades 7 and 8 from two nearby schools visited the VULKAN India factory premises in Pune. This behind-the-scenes tour was organized in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Pune West with the aim of giving children an insight into a manufacturing company and encouraging them to pursue higher studies.

Taking on social responsibility is an integral part of VULKAN's corporate philosophy. Over the past ten years, for example, VULKAN India has implemented various projects in line with this philosophy as part of its own Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. As part of one such project, the VULKAN Group subsidiary has supported more than 30 local schools in promoting education, special education and vocational skills development for the socially weaker sections of the population, either directly or through CSR partners such as the Rotary Club.

The students’ visit, accompanied by teachers and volunteers from the Rotary Club, also took place against this backdrop. On arrival, the children were first informed about VULKAN and the important safety precautions to be observed during a visit to the plant. Then, divided into two groups led by Kundan Shivade and Kalpesh Gupta, they explored the site - including the foundry, vulcanization, machine shop and quality control. Along the way, the students learned a lot of interesting facts about the various departments at the VULKAN plant to understand the engineering and manufacturing processes on site.

The students, teachers and the Rotary team appreciated the initiative of the VULKAN management and praised the detailed planning of the CSR/Admin department, which had ensured a well-organized, seamless and informative plant visit. "The feedback from the teachers reflected that the students gained interesting insights into the manufacturing industry and various career opportunities," said Rajesh Mishra, Managing Director at VULKAN India. "Experiences like these can help produce future engineers, technocrats and industry leaders. We at VULKAN India are proud to contribute to this journey!"

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