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GEMS Foundation | Chairman's Profile | GEMS India

Chairman's Message

CHAIRMAN'S PROFILE


Mr. C. George a NRI businessman of Kuwait, UAE and Singapore is the  Founder Chairman of GEMS. He belongs to Mavelikkara, Alleppey District, Kerala, India. His keen desire to work for the less fortunate in our society gave birth to the George Educational Medical & Charitable Society (GEMS Foundation) in India. Mr. C George is also:
  • Chairman: Gems Foundation, Trivandrum & Madras
  • Chairman: Gems Hospital Mavelikara
  • President: NRI Club, Trivandrum
  • Director: Far East Construction Materials(S) Pvt Ltd, Singapore
  • Director: Al Jassar & George Co. Ltd., Kuwait and Dubai
  • Director: AJBMC International Ltd., Dubai
  • Former Member: Board of Trade, Govt. of India
  • Former Member: NORKA Committee for Education, Govt. of Kerala

CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE


Dear friend,


India's population has crossed 1000 million. Of these 300 million live below poverty line and 500 million are landless and homeless. The pitiable conditions under which these people eke out their existence are shocking to every right thinking citizen. deprived of the basic needs of survival, such as safe drinking water, nutritious food, medical facilities, a roof to live under and regular employment. Governmental and Non-governmental agencies are making steady efforts to lift these downtrodden people out of their misery, but the progress is far from satisfactory.


Moved by the tragic plight of the landless millions, GEMS embarked upon an ambitious project for distributing land to 1000 landless families scattered in various parts of Kerala. We have already distributed land to 500 families, whose, photographs are included in this site. It is the woman and the girl child that are the helpless victims of social inequalities and social evils. GEMS has established two homes at Parassala, near Trivandrum and another at Nedumangad, for deserted women, widows and orphaned girls. In the state of Tamil Nadu, GEMS Foundation, is engaged in Community Development Projects and rehabilitation of 2600 erstwhile pavement and slum dweller families in Chennai city.


Our ultimate aim will be realized when these homeless many are helped to lead happy and healthy lives. The beneficial effects will be felt in the form of a clean and healthy environment. Let me take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all individuals and agencies that have supported us in our work. We look forward to their continued association in the future, in our endeavor to uplift the underprivileged sections of our society.


Our duty as world citizens is to help our fellow human beings as far as we individuality can, rather than thrusting the entire responsibility upon the shoulder of the government of the time. Kindly get acquainted with the programmes we have launched to alleviate the sufferings of the poor. We solicit your active response.


C.GEORGE
Chairman, GEMS Governing Council