Initiative part of Great Lakes Institute’s CSR drive
Chennai April 7, 2022: Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai donated two electric garbage
collection vehicles to Manamai Village as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.
This will help the village collect and segregate garbage effectively.
The Dean of the institute, Dr. Suresh Ramanathan presented the vehicles to T. Senkeni, President of
Manamai village panchayat in the presence of Panchayat Vice president S. Poornima, BDO Mr.
Jeyabal and Deputy BDO Mr. Duraivel. Chief Administration Officer, Mr. K Subaash, Finance
Manager, Mr. Venkit and other staff and faculty members from Great Lakes.
Upon receiving the vehicles, Mr. Senkini, said that there are 6,500 residents in the village panchayat
and close to one tonne garbage is generated every day. “The conservancy workers used to push
tricycles and make multiple stops to collect waste from households. These two electric vehicles will
make work easier for them,” he said.
Dr. Suresh Ramanathan said that ethics are rooted in every programme of Great Lakes. “We
motivate our students to contemplate on how business can contribute to the greater good of the
society. In the future, when they become corporate leaders, such initiatives will help them consider
the impact their decisions will have on the environment and on people,” said Suresh Ramanathan,
Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management.
He explained that similar activities are being carried out through the Leadership Experiential Action
Program (LEAP) called Karma Yoga. “It is an integral part of both full time programmes – the PGPM
and PGDM at Great Lakes. The mission is to enhance the self-esteem and self-efficacy of the
villagers, empowering them to be able to lead a better-quality life,” he added.