Mr. Bhupendra Madhiwalla is the Managing Trustee of Self-Help Aid plus Empowerment (SHAPE) and Partner of Overseas Trading Corporation. He was nominated under the arena of philanthropy, for promoting an NGO and for his individual contribution to society.
In 2003 he adopted Group Gram Panchayet at Chandore at Maharashtra, where his array of activities included irrigation and agriculture, drinking water, health care, electricity and sanitation among others. The vast array of activities that his Trust is engaged in has strengthened the value chain in the villages, helped to provide infrastructure and amenities and implement income generation programs to make the village self-reliant, self- sustaining and eco-friendly, which in turn declined the rate of migration to towns and cities. This also enabled SHAPE to adopt new areas for development and let the present area manage on its own.
The successful results of his endeavours over the past decade (2003-2013) have been published in several newspapers and the Gram Panchayet has received eight awards – including the ‘Nirmal Gaon Puraskar’ in 2006 from the President of India Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam on behalf of the Ministry of Rural Development.
Bhupendra Madhiwalla receiving his award