'Volkswagen' Builds An Eco-Friendly Primary School
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Saturday, June 09, 2018 | 10:51 AM
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Pune : Volkswagen India announced the inauguration of a new primary school building in Phadke-Wasti, Nighoje helping provide excellent education facilities to growing communities in the emerging industrial zone of Chakan, Pune. Developed solely by Volkswagen India as part of their larger CSR initiative towards education and skill development, the school can cater up to 120 students every year.

The new school building was inaugurated by Deepali Kale, Member, Zilla Parishad in the presence of Dr. Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India, Andreas Jahn, Vice President, Manufacturing Engineering & Plant Engineering, Pankaj Gupta, Vice President, External Affairs and CSR, Volkswagen India and Ramesh Gaikwad, Sarpanch, Nighoje on June 05, 2018.

Speaking at the inauguration, Dr. Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited said, “We have had long discussions with our neighbouring communities to find out their needs and requirements with a focus on long term growth and development. Education is a key aspect for growth and having the right infrastructure can make a world of difference in the early stages of child’s development. We have been committed to helping communities in a sustainable manner and will continue to do so in the future.”

The new building has two floors and will offer one room for each of the four standards in the primary school where previously one room was being shared by two grades. Volkswagen Plant Engineering architect has designed the new building which is designed to accommodate a higher number of students than before. The new building has separate rooms for indoor extra-curricular activities and the staff. The school premises has a kitchen to provide mid-day meal for the students.

The school is also equipped with its own rainwater harvesting system and greywater treatment system that will enable cana and banana plants to grow on campus. This new building will be certified by the Indian Green Building Council and is expected to receive either a Silver or Gold rating.

About Volkswagen Group India :
The Volkswagen Group is represented by five passenger car brands in India that is Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche, ŠKODA, and Volkswagen. The Volkswagen Group has been present in India for the last 17 years and began its India journey with the entry of the ŠKODA brand in 2001. The Audi brand and Volkswagen brand entered India in 2007, while Porsche brand and Lamborghini brand followed in 2012. Each brand has its own character and operates as an independent entity in the market. Volkswagen Group India has about 30 models in India about 240 dealerships and is operating two plants – Pune and Aurangabad. The Pune Plant has a manufacturing capacity of 200,000 cars per year (maximum in three-shift system) and is currently manufacturing Volkswagen Polo, Ameo and Vento and ŠKODA Rapid.

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