A Zilla Parishad (district council) school built by Skoda Auto India at Shendra, the village in the vicinity of which the company has its plant, near Aurangabad, has started holding classes. The school building was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Winfried Vahland, Chairman of the Board of Management, Skoda Auto was also present on the occasion were Dr. Kalyan Kale and Mr. Sudhir Rao, Managing Director, Skoda Auto India. In addition to RD Kale and Mr Sudhir Rao, many other dignitaries and senior members from Skoda Auto were present along with the key members of the Shendre local council. Speaking on the occasion Prof. Dr. Winfried Vahland, said, “Education is imperative to development. We at Skoda Auto know how important a good education is to be successful. SKODA Auto aims to develop and support education with adequate infrastructure and encouragement, since this will secure the future of student community. Though this is only a small contribution from our side, we consider it the most precious and valuable, as it is in the field of education in India, a country known to be the biggest democracy in the world.
“In 2018 we aim to become an automotive player with at least 1.5 million deliveries annually. So the expertise of our workers and managers has to grow in line with our growth strategy. Lifelong learning and learning on the job is critical, he added. Mr. Sudhir Rao, expressed that Skoda in India truly follows the philosophy of social responsibility and we undertake certain initiatives to make a small yet valuable difference in the lives around us. Rao further expressed: “With the inauguration of this school building, we are hoping to see a larger number of students attend school and receive the education that will help them throughout their lives. The school building has 10 spacious classrooms.