Cadence presents a two-day long sporting event in support of the Concern India FoundationBangalore. 07 Feb 2013
Bangalore’s Top Companies Come Together for the 13th 5Cs – Corporate Citizenship Challenge for the Cause of Children
Concern India Foundation and Cadence announced today that the 13th Corporate Citizenship Challenge for the Cause of Children, or 5Cs, as it is popularly known, was held on February 2 & 3, 2013, at Gopalan Sports Complex, Whitefield, Bangalore. This sporting event raised funds to educate and improve the lives of underprivileged children through programs supported by Concern India Foundation. 5Cs is held annually in Bangalore and Delhi. Teams from 16 companies participated in 5Cs Bangalore 2013.
Speaking about the event, Jaswinder Ahuja, corporate vice president and managing director, Cadence Design Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd., said, “Cadence has a strong and long-standing commitment to give back to society and our community involvement activities support several organizations that are involved in bettering the lives of underprivileged children. 5Cs is the flagship event of Cadence’s social responsibility efforts and is now in its thirteenth year. Thanks to the support of like-minded companies, 5Cs has touched the lives of thousands of children and we thank everyone who has contributed to this worthy endeavor. I would also like to congratulate Cisco on winning the 5Cs Bangalore 2013 trophy.”
Kavita Shah, CEO, Concern India Foundation added, “Ours is a country where more than half the children between the ages of 6 to 18 don't have access to education. Concern India Foundation’s support to grass-root organizations in the education sector aims to empower disadvantaged youth through education. The growing awareness and the involvement of the corporate sector in the socio-economic development of the underprivileged is truly heartening, as is Cadence’s commitment toward helping disadvantaged children reach for a better life. We are pleased to be associated with Cadence in an effort to bring education and hope to the disadvantaged youth of our country.”
5Cs started in Delhi with a small volunteer group of Cadence India employees. Today, the event unites some of the best-known companies in India for a day of competitive sports. Since it began in 2000, 5Cs has raised over 3.8 crores to help ensure a more just world for India's children. Prominent citizens who have supported the 5Cs in the past include ace shooter Abhinav Bindra, boxing champion Vijender Singh, Delhi’s Chief Minister Sheila Dixit and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife Mrs. Gursharan Kaur.
At 5Cs Bangalore, participating companies sent teams consisting of between 20 and 50 members each to compete in multiple sports including cricket, table tennis, badminton, soccer, squash, a mini-marathon and throw ball. At the competition’s conclusion Cisco was adjudged the winner based on the overall medal tally.
About Concern India Foundation
Concern India Foundation is a registered, non-profit charitable trust working towards its objective of Helping People Help Themselves; by making the disadvantaged self-reliant and thereby enabling them to lead a life of dignity.
It was set up in 1991 to extend financial and non financial support to grass root programs working in the areas of Education, Health and Community Development. Our support through these issues helps us reach out to a wider section of beneficiaries such as children, youth, the specially challenged, women and the elderly.
We strongly believe that the disadvantaged need opportunities, not charity and our focus is to bring about a positive change in the lives of the most vulnerable people of our society.
With about 20 years of experience in the field we have a strong identifying, monitoring and evaluating process of the programmes to ensure a judicious disbursal of the funds & resources. We reach out in various ways to over 200 programmes across the country, through our offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Pune. About Cadence
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at www.cadence.com