Sri N. Ranga Rao, the company founder, whole-heartedly believed that it was his duty to give back to a society that had given him so much. This innate sense of gratitude and responsibility drove him to dedicate a portion of all profits towards socially relevant causes. This belief led to the formation of the NR Foundation, the non-profit charitable trust of NR Group.
NR Foundation is well recognized for its contributions in the areas of education, health, art, culture and services to the physically challenged. It seeks to bring about a positive, lasting change in the society.
Set up in 1988, Ranga Rao Memorial School for Differently Abled (RMSD) is an initiative by NRRS to bring the light of education to visually challenged girls from underprivileged families. Apart from regular school curriculum, the girls are given mobility training, taught life-skills, music, dance and basic cooking, giving them the confidence to be responsible for themselves.
A few students have brought pride to the institution by choosing to pursue higher studies in regular schools. RMSD Alumni are today proudly employed in private and government sectors, thus making a bold statement and case for inclusive workplaces.
NR Centre for Community Development program, started in 2019, is an initiative taken by the NR foundation to empower the differently-abled and disadvantaged community through skill and entrepreneurship development training programs that provide equitable and inclusive employment and livelihood opportunities.
The organisation was set up to provide visually impaired, physically challenged and economically challenged students with training in basic computers, English and soft skills. As part of the program, the foundation also facilitates job placements after training the participants.
The gift of education is our way of showing our gratitude towards people who are the life force of the company. NR Group offers scholarships to the children and grandchildren of its employees. Over 500 families benefit from the program, annually.
The organisation was set up to provide visually impaired, physically challenged and economically challenged students with training in basic computers, English and soft skills. As part of the program, the foundation also facilitates job placements after training the participants
Project Prerepana promotes schooling for children who dropped out of school due to learning disabilities or financial difficulties. These Learning Centres / KalikaKendras conduct training camps, trekking trips and other extra-curricular activities to motivate and encourage children to participate. The children showcase their talents and leadership qualities in their own communities, which further pushes them to be interested and regular at academic sessions.
Project Prerepana has a reach that spreads across seven slums in Mysore City. In the last five years, over 120 children have successfully entered regular schools and mainstream education. Over 220 children have so far benefitted from the KalikaKendras facilities.
NR Foundation firmly believes that empowering women is critical for a society to thrive. The association conducts vocational training programs for women in tribal and rural areas, teaching them skills that include bamboo splitting, stick-making, agarbathi rolling and packaging. This program is also provided as rehabilitation training at Mysore Central Prison and prisons across Karnataka State.