Inspiring change at the grassroots level
The Raman Kant Munjal Foundation is dedicated to enriching and energizing lives by helping the less privileged and thus enabling to build a happier and healthier community and society.
Raman Kant Munjal
Sh. Raman Kant Munjal was a great Corporate visionary, an excellent Manager and a leader who led others by example. He was a multi-faceted personality. His innate strength was relationship management and he considered people to be the prime movers in the organizational drive to excellence.
Sh. Raman Kant Munjal owned his entrepreneurial skills by managing a group company- Highway Cycles Industries Limited, Ludhiana in 1971. When the Hero Group and Honda Motor Company of Japan initiated the joint venture Hero Honda Motors Ltd., Sh. Raman Kant Munjal was assigned the responsibility to manage the affairs as its first Managing Director in 1984. He set the operating foundations of the Company and the distinction that Hero Honda enjoyed as one of the best performing and the best managed company was largely due to Mr. Raman Kant Munjal. He acted as the catalyst for the growth of the company and played a pivotal role in the development of ancillary units in the region.
He never looked at the growth and development in isolation and sincerely believed that corporate houses have a responsibility towards the society too. He was a pioneer in Corporate Social Responsibility way before it was made mandatory by the government. He was an active Rotarian, the first President of the JAYCEE (Rotary Club of Ludhiana). He worked closely with the Red Cross and organized several blood donations and eye camps under his guidance. He also initiated various projects like education for all, health care, drinking safe water and environment which later were brought under an umbrella- Raman Kant Munjal Foundation.
Mr. Munjal was a living embodiment of simplicity, humility, hardwork and dedication. His life is worth emulating as in one life he affected various lives in several ways. His mere presence brought about an aura of warmth and goodness. He was a down to earth man who never discriminated between his employees. A kind, compassionate and amicable person that he was, he made it a point to make others feel special.
Renu Munjal is the chairperson of the Raman Kant Munjal Foundation. She has not only been leading the design and implementation of various initiatives but has been very closely involved in the daily operations of every program run by the foundation thus adding more strength and sustainability to its purpose.
Close to her heart is the cause of women empowerment as she believes that any society can truly progress if the women who are the center of all life coming into being and nurturing are progressed. With this philosophy, she has led the foundation successfully to demonstrate how every empowered woman has not only brought about a positive change to her life but has significantly brought about a similar change to the society and community she lives in.
An empowered, educated woman is like the bricks we need in the foundation of the society’s building, leave it weak and you are constructing a building of weak generations to come. – Renu Munjal, Chairperson, Raman Kant Munjal Foundation