Hem Chand Mahindra Foundation(HCMF)

Ashok Mahindra and his brother Vinod set up the "Hem Chand Mahindra Foundation"(HCMF) to support various charitable activities,including conservation of wildlife and its habitat.

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I.WILDLIFE

Currently engaged in the Kaziranga,Bharatpur and Ranthambhore landscapes.
Dr.Asad Rahmani is the Scientific Advisor to the HCMF.

WWF
  • Contribution to the Corpus Fund
  • Training guides and rickshaw pullers at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

THE CORBETT FOUNDATION
  • Contribution to the Corpus Fund
  • Building watch towers in villages to mitigate human-elephant conflict at Kaziranga.
  • Support to attend Conservation Asia conference,2018
  • Supporting Conservation Education at Kaziranga
  • Jungle Jasoos Conservation Game

Building "Highlands" at villages at Kaziranga to provide relief to their livestock during annual floods.

 With villagers for "Highland" project at Kaziranga,2018
With villagers for "Highland" project at Kaziranga,2018
 


BNHS
  • BNHS,Conservation Centre,Delhi programmes for school children from underprivileged backgrounds.
  • Sponsored the coffee-table photo book titled"India"s Magical Diversity" by Dr Asad Rahmani & Dhritiman Mukherjee published by BNHS & Oxford University Press(OUP).

SAEVUS MAGAZINE
  • Wildlife Warrior Awards programme for Forest Guards at certain national parks
  • Natural Capital Olympiad which encourages children to learn and understand all things green and to connect with nature.
  • All India Quiz programme with Rotary Clubs across India relating to nature and wildlife for school children.
  • Sponsored Articles for Temple traffic at Bandhavgarh and Asiatic Lions at Gir with external researchers.
  • A photography and conservation workshop for young wildlife photographers with economic constraints.Held at Ranthambhore,Kaziranga,Bharatpur,Kanha & Kaziranga.Next at Bharatpur in February,2019.Click here for more details:...

 Participants to Y4C Workshop,Kaziranga,2018
Participants to Y4C Workshop,Kaziranga,2018
 


TIGER WATCH
  • Villager Wildlife Volunteer Programme - a unique example of successful collaboration between the Forest Department and an NGO in the conservation of wildlife by involving local communities.
  • Sponsored the coffee-table photo book, titled "Unexplored Ranthambhore" by Dharmendra & Divya Khandal,in 2018.

WILDLIFE INSTITUTE OF INDIA(WII)
  • Abor Expedition in Arunachal Pradesh.Photographs by Dhritiman Mukherjee

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SCHOOLS FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN
  • Travel & wildlife funds to the John Martyn Memorial School (JMMS),Dehra Dun and Nirmal Primary School (NPS),Delhi for underprivileged children.

Dr.Asad Rahmani with Trustees of Nirmal Primary School,January,2018
Dr.Asad Rahmani with Trustees of Nirmal Primary School,January,2018
 


DURGAPUR VISWAGANDHA
  • Painting Competition for school children to celebrate Earth Day,2018 organised by the Durgapur Viswagandha Science Society, Durgapur,West Bengal.

II.EDUCATION,MEDICAL & OTHER DESERVING CAUSES
  • John Martyn Memorial School,Dehradun - a school for poor rural children - for scholarships to deserving students and for infrastructure,like computers and school bus.
  • Chinmaya Jagriti run by the Chinmaya Trust for children from the economically weaker sections of society
  • Dr.Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital,Daryaganj,Delhi,a hospital for the economically weaker sections of society.
  • Aasaraa Trust,Dehradun to help the street children of Dehradun.
  • Heart to Heart Society,Chandigarh towards medicines for poor and needy patients.
  • Kashmir House Bursary Fund for the education of children of Kashmir House Old Boy's at the Doon School,Dehradun.
  • Doon School,Dehradun towards a new modern"Smart Class Room" at the Main Building.

 Inaugurating Smart Class Room at Doon School,Dehradun,October,2017
Inaugurating Smart Class Room at Doon School,Dehradun,October,2017
 


Plaque installed  in memory at Smart Class Room donated to Doon School,Dehradun,October,2017
Plaque installed in memory at Smart Class Room donated to Doon School,Dehradun,October,2017