About UNM Foundation
“Think of others also, when you think about yourself”. With this philosophy of our Founder, Late Shri U. N. Mehta, the “UNM Foundation”, a not for profit organisation has been established by the Mehta Family, who also are the promoters of Torrent Group. The Foundation carries out Social and Philanthropic activities of the Mehta Family and Torrent Group, with a focus on Community Healthcare, Education & Knowledge Enhancement and Social Care & Concern.
Under Community Healthcare, “REACH” (Reach Each Child) – A Child Health-Centric Initiative that provides free of cost comprehensive child healthcare services, paediatric camps have been conducted to screen more than 71,000 children (ranging from 6 months to 6 years). A well-equipped pediatric center, “Jatan”, was established in 2017 at 4 industrial locations of Torrent Group across Gujarat (Sugen, Dahej, Balasinor and Indrad) to provide medical care to children up to 18 years old, where more than 2,30,000 OPDs have been conducted up until December 31, 2019. In continuation, in serving the society, especially children, a state-of-the-art 150 bedded paediatric hospital “Balsangam” is being established in “Rangtarang Complex”, Sugen near Surat. “Sumangal” – A Community Healthcare Centre, has been established to provide healthcare to 500+ villages within a 35 kms radius of SUGEN plant at Surat. This center offers treatment for general ailments and also includes specialty treatment for dental, ophthalmology, dermatology, gynecology, orthopaedic & physiotherapy. More than 2,40,000 patients have benefitted at “Sumangal” since its inception in Sept 2012. UNM Foundation has also established “U N Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre” (UNMICRC), a state-of-the-art 450 bedded cardiac hospital in Ahmedabad (Gujarat).
The Foundation also has programmes in the area of Education & Knowledge Enhancement. “Shardashish School” Initiative has helped re-build dilapidated school infrastructure at Chhapi, Memadpur, Indrad, Sabarmati and Akhakhol in Gujarat, benefitting over 4000 students every year by providing convenient and modern facilities for all round schooling of rural children. Sikshasetu – A Teaching – Learning Enhancement” programme focuses its efforts to improve quality of teaching and learning in primary schools by targeting students, teachers and parents by using a scientific approach along with technology. Every year more than 5000 students are covered with very encouraging outcomes. Furthermore, the Foundation also provides need-based scholarships to bright but economically challenged students for pursuing global education opportunities under its “Shardashish Scholarship” Programme.
UNM Foundation also undertakes activities which benefit the general citizenry under its Social Care and Concern; projects like “Abhivyakti” promote promising artists in multi-disciplinary areas and connect them with the general public and “Pratiti” under which public gardens are developed. Till date, 6 have been developed and another 6 are under development. Work is also underway to redevelop the historic Victoria Garden and Parimal Garden.
By constantly refining its approach, the UNM Foundation strives to ensure that the aggregate power of its initiatives brings about lasting improvements in society.
About Abhivyakti The City Arts Project
It is our goal to curate & present an assortment of compelling expressions of multiple artistic genres
- Bring art to the masses
- Strengthen bridges between artist, art and the audiences
- Experiment with fresh and exciting collaborative ideas
Abhivyakti City Arts Project is an initiative to encourage original thinking and experimentation in the field of arts, across the four segments of Visual Arts, Music , Dance and Theatre. Abhivyakti invites proposals from artists across the country to participate in this annual project. The curatorial philosophy is oriented to honour conceptual thinking, artistic knowledge and execution ability.
The stage of Abhivyakti is committed to be a catalyst to encourage and develop regional talent in the field of arts. Abhivyakti endevours to contribute in making art a meaningful part of public life and give audiences new ways of seeing the world. It strives to inspire art, ideas and conversations that are meaningful to artists and audiences alike.
Upcoming artist I Emerging artist I Experienced artist
Abhivyakti helps each one of them to transform their ideas into becoming works of compelling art.
One of the key promise of ABHIVYAKTI is to set the stage for the brave ones. The curatorial focus is not on any specific genre or style, but more on the inventiveness of the artist. The endeavour is to make ABHIVYAKTI a platform of discovery, and to give an impetus to the latent creative potential in and around the city of Ahmedabad. This is achieved by a discerning curatorial process.
- Open Call
- Screening by Curators
- Final Selection based upon combined inputs from Patrons, Mentors & Curators
- Mentors & Curators
- Incubation: Preparation for the festival
- Performance at the Festival