Pune (4th Jan, 2019) – The world’s leading Tyre and Rubber products manufacturers, Bridgestone announced the Nirmayan Charity Pro Am Golf Tournament 2019 with country’s pro golfers Anirban Lahiri, Shubhankar Sharma, Rahil Gangjee, Khalin Joshi and Shiv Kapur. The fund raiser event has been organized with the aim to raise funds for NGOs working towards the cause of education for underprivileged children. The tournament will be held on 5th 2019 at the Oxford Golf Resort, Pune, one of the Top Golf destinations. The premium Golf Tournament is also focused on bringing together leaders of the industry and top Pro Golfers of our country on one platform for this noble cause.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Parag Satpute, Managing Director Bridgestone India said, “Being a socially responsible corporate, Bridgestone has always aimed to work beyond business for people and society. Our global CSR Commitment of “Our Way to Serve”, guides us to contribute to the society we operate in. It makes us proud to be associated with Nirmayan Charity Pro Am and Hope for the Children Foundation, for contributing to the welfare of underprivileged children and moving towards building a better society and stronger future for our country. Education is one of the most essential factors that contribute to individual growth as well as the growth of the country. Bridgestone is also the TOP Olympic Sponsor globally and we are thrilled that this platform enables to generate awareness and funds through the medium of Sports, which is also another crucial aspect of individual growth.” 

Mr. Rajiv Datar, the founder of NIRMAYAN Charity said “We are honored to announce Bridgestone India as the title sponsor for the 2019 edition. This is the 3rd edition of Nirmayan Charity Pro Am and we are very proud how this platform brings together the Industry leaders and sportsmen to support this cause. I am personally very close to this cause as my grandparents had laid the foundation of strong commitment to build up our future generations. We are thrilled to have Bridgestone as our title sponsor this year. The brand has worked for several causes globally and to have their support with us is a very proud moment for us.”

Under the sponsorship with Nirmayan Charity Pro Am, Bridgestone India focuses on improving the quality of life for underprivileged children in India. The popular golf players from India and neighboring countries including national Championship winners- Sujjan Singh, Mithun Perera (Sri Lanka), Chikkarangappa and many more experts from the golf industry teamed up together for this wonderful opportunity to support Education for Underprivileged children.

The event will also host an Auction and Dinner for the guests, where Bridgestone India would support by auctioning personally signed goodies by the Team Bridgestone Members P.V. Sindhu, Mary Kom, Sakshi Malik, Srikanth Kidambi and Lalita Babar.

The Charity Pro-Am has organized successful fund-raising events in Pune in 2015 for Plan India & 2017 for Pratham and has created this platform specially to support underprivileged children. The key sponsors for this event includes Kirloskars, IndiGo Airlines, JW Marriott Pune, Golf Asia, Callaway Golf, Swarovski (who are one of the Trophy Sponsors), Crest Link Apparels, Lighthouse Golf Resort, OGIO, Cello and Apex Lynx.

Moving closer to achieving its goals under the global CSR commitment, Bridgestone India is also partnering with the on- going government initiatives for skill development and gender equality.