punjas & the community
Punjas donates $125,000 to the Prime Minister's Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund
February 26, 2016
The destruction caused due to Cyclone Winston finds many Fijians in need of urgent assistance - ranging from desperate situations involving the total loss of homes, clothing and possessions to the loss of food crops. ... Read more
The destruction caused due to Cyclone Winston finds many Fijians in need of urgent assistance - ranging from desperate situations involving the total loss of homes, clothing and possessions to the loss of food crops.
It is a time for all Fijians to step up, extend their arms and compassion to those in need, and to help in whatever way you can. It will all make a difference.
It is with this community spirit in mind that Punjas have packed 5000 food ration parcels containing basic food items such as Rice, Flour, Biscuits, Milk, Split Peas, Tea and Salt valued at $125,000 and donated them to the Prime Minister's Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund.
The handover of the 5000 food parcels took place at Punjas Biscuit Factory today in the presence of Mr. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum Fijian Attorney-General and the Minister for Finance, Public Enterprises, Public Service and Communications and Mrs. Rosy Sofia Akbar, Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.
We urge every Fijian who can to do what they can to help their fellow Fijians in this time of need so we can all rebuild our lives and living standards back to where they belong.
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PM opens Punjas Medical Centre in Lautoka
January 23, 2015
The Prime Minister, Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, today inaugurated the Punjas Medical Centre in Lautoka, a project of Punjas Charity Trust The Medical centre, built at a cost of $500,000, will ensure more... Read more
The Prime Minister, Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, today inaugurated the Punjas Medical Centre in Lautoka, a project of Punjas Charity Trust
The Medical centre, built at a cost of $500,000, will ensure more people in Lautoka have access to basic medical services. The centre will be operated by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services following the signing earlier in January of a public-private partnership agreement between the Health Minister, Honourable Jone Usamate and Mr Kanti Punja of the Punjas Charity Trust.
The Punjas Medical Centre, located at 10 Cakau Street, is the brainchild of Mr.Kanti Punja, Senior Director of Punja and Sons Limited, who strongly believes in the promotion of health and wellbeing as a corporate social responsibility.
The health facility includes an ambulance bay, two consultation rooms, a ramp for bed transfers, a records room, a pharmacy, a staff kitchen, cleaning and change room with shower facilities and amenities for people with disabilities.
This community service drive also coincides with the 80th anniversary since the founding of the first Punjas store by the late Mr Punja Kara in Sigatoka in 1935, and Mr Kanti Punja was also born in the same year.
“We believe that profit is essential but not without soul and our Senior Director Mr Kanti Punja is an inspiring example of this philosophy in action,” said Mr Nitin Punja Managing Director.
The Punjas Medical Centre is just the latest public-private partnership venture engaged in by the Punjas Charity Trust. On 2 July 2014, the newly renovated Punjas Children’s Park at Thomson Crescent in Lautoka was launched.
That partnership with the Lautoka City Council enabled a facelift of the park as well as the installation of new play equipment to encourage children to experience the outdoors and become active.
Mr Kanti Punja has spent a substantial portion of his life involved in community projects. Apart from leading the Punjas Charity Trust, he is also the chairman of the Golden Age Home for the elderly in Lautoka, and has been a past board member of the Lautoka Hospital and Natabua Correctional Centre.
He is a life member of the Lions Club of Lautoka and was instrumental in establishing through the Gujarat Education Society, Lautoka Central Primary School and Lautoka Central College.
“Private companies can see the impact of their charitable works multiplied if they team up with government agencies in ways that benefit the community,” said Mr Kanti Punja, who spent the past two years working to get the Punjas Medical Centre operational.
“It is important that corporate entities give back to our communities and we will continue to work with Government in meeting community needs,” said Mr Punja.
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