Legrand India felicitates the second batch of ‘UGAM scholarship programme’ for higher education in France
Delhi, August 22nd,2019: Legrand India, a part of the Euro 5.5 billion Legrand Group and a specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructure honours the second batch of 25 deserving students for its ‘UGAM Legrand scholarship program’ transforming young students dream to reality. The scholarship programme, the first of its kind in the country, is launched in association with the Franco-Indian Education Trust (part of French Embassy in India) with the advisory support of Whiteswan consulting Group. Present at the event were Mrs Dana Purcarescu, the Chargé d’affaires a.i, Mr. Tony Berland, CEO and Managing Director, Legrand India, Mr. Sameer Saxena, Director Marketing, Legrand (Group)India, Ms. Abida Aneez, CSR Head, Legrand India & Mr. Palash Nandy, CEO Numeric.
Through the UGAM scholarship programme, Legrand India aims to promote quality education to deserving Indian students by assisting them to pursue their Masters in France in recognized disciplines. The programme was launched in 2018, since then Legrand has been successful in supporting 26 students to take up their dream course in France. And, the selection of the deserving students for the scholarship basis the eligibility criteria of the programme. Through this programme the company is providing financial aid up to 10,000 Euros (INR 8 Lakhs) per student who wish to pursue higher education in in France. In line with Global CSR strategy, Legrand India is actively working towards the betterment of its Business Ecosystem, People and Environment.
Speaking on this initiate, Tony Berland, CEO and Managing Director, Legrand India said, “Education is a key aspect in everyone’s life and at Legrand, we are taking initiatives towards nurturing the talents in society. With this scholarship program, Legrand aims to promote quality education to deserving Indian students to pursue their Masters in France which will give a life-changing opportunity and to be tomorrow's budding leaders. As per our global CSR strategy, we are happy to initiate this Scholarship Program which has enabled us to help creating awareness about the importance of quality education and supporting aspiring students to be a successful individuals and contribution to the nation building. He further added, “Legrand India has been actively contributing to the development of the communities through different CSR initiatives. As a responsible brand, we will continue to actively contribute towards the betterment of society.”
For over four decades, Legrand has been one of the leading companies in India leveraging global knowledge to customise offerings locally, delivering end-to-end solutions across categories and sectors. Legrand Group in India is committed to ensure that everyone can use electricity in sustainable way. Thus, CSR is intrinsically connected to Legrand’s business and ensures that Legrand Group in India does its bit and gives back to the community.
About Legrand Group in India:
Legrand is the global specialist in the electrical & digital building infrastructure. Be it residential, commercial or industrial, Legrand proposes a complete solution for every project. The Euro 5.5 bn* group based in Limoges, France has manufacturing facilities in 90 countries and its products are sold in over 180 countries. Globally, Legrand is a leader in wiring devices and cable management with a market share of 20% and 14% respectively. Legrand also enjoys leadership positions in at least one of its major business areas in a number of countries including France, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, China, and of course India.
The company’s geographical reach, across market segments, caters to new requirements of customers with smart solutions that make Legrand a multipolar group and this multipolar nature, and the global philosophy of Listen, Design, Make and Support has enabled it to provide innovative and smart solutions. Legrand India offers a wide range of products in the categories of Energy distribution, Wiring devices, Home Automation, Structured Cabling, UPS, Lighting Management Solutions, Cable Management and Industrial application products.
It is an undisputed leader in MCBs, RCDs and DBs and a strong No. 2 in wiring devices. Apart from this, the company also holds a remarkable position in Home Automation, MCCBs and Cable management systems.
Legrand products and services comply with the three criteria of simplicity – simplicity of use, simplicity of installation and simplicity of distribution - which enable the company to quickly penetrate new markets. With an employee base of over 6000 in India, the group Legrand is fast emerging as a leader in its core business by extending products and services that suit every segment in the local market. Headquartered in Mumbai, Legrand operates across India through 5 group companies, 54 offices, 1000 stockiest, 14000+ Retailers, 50 different product families, 14 state-of-the-art manufacturing units, 13 training centers and one R&D center. Technological innovations, simple and rapid product combinations to form communicating systems, clever installation ideas etc. are the focus of the R&D team at Legrand.