Yohan Poonawalla is one of India’s leading industrialists and philanthropists. He is the chairman & Director of various Poonawalla Group companies such as Intervalve Poonawalla, Poonawalla Stud Farms & Poonawalla Financials. He has received multiple awards, to name a few, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Excellence Award, AsiaOne Person of the Year Global Leadership Award & Global Achievers Award. He is personally involved in various social & charitable activities such as Schools, Hospitals, Gardens, Leprosy & City development.
The Poonawalla family is known for their charity, especially towards education and healthcare for the underprivileged, an endeavor now continued and taken forward by the astute and magnanimous Yohan Poonawalla, popularly known as YZP. “My family has been involved in various charitable initiatives and I feel privileged to carry on the legacy of notable causes particularly involving our frontline officers in the city.
The group has donated a state-of-art building known as ‘The Zavaray Poonawalla Cancer Building’ with ultra-modern facilities devoted to the treatment and care of cancer patients.
Zavaray Poonawalla Cancer Building
Founded by the Poonawalla family in memory of our founder, the ‘Soli Poonawalla Memorial High School’ follows the philosophy of making a permanent impression of goodwill, knowledge, and wisdom on the minds of its children.
The Poonawalla Group supports several Corporate Social Responsibility activities such as providing gainful employment to the Poona Leprosy Committee since 1990, thus playing an important role in almost eradicating the disease which is in play to date.
Poona District Leprosy Committee
Gool Poonawalla Garden
The group has built and maintains the ‘Gool Poonawalla Garden’ situated in Salisbury Park. The Poonawalla Group has also contributed towards the widening and re-surfacing of the Hadapsar Road which is known as the ‘Soli Poonawalla Road’, in memory of our founder.
Beautification and Garden on South Main Road
An Area of the south main road was cleaned of garbage and a garden has been sponsored in the Area by the Yohan Poonawalla Foundation with the help of the PMC in Pune.
Pune, November 2018, A prominent name from the Poonawalla family, Mr. Yohan Poonawalla handed over the keys to the Pune Police Commissioner, Dr. K Venkatesham in an exclusive gathering today at the Poonawalla Group Headquarters in Hadapsar, Pune.
During the event, Mr. Yohan Poonawalla recalled the tragic episode of 26/11 – “Incidentally today is the anniversary of the infamous 26/11 tragedy. We all are aware of the incredible bravery the Police Force displayed during the crises and their selfless efforts in keeping our city safe. It will always be my pleasure to support the force in whichever way I can”. He further advises, “It is imperative that the Police Force and the Citizens work jointly to help make the city safe and peaceful. I would suggest other business houses in Poona to come forward and do their bit to enhance the efficacy of the system”
Pune Police Commissioner Dr. Venkatesham acknowledged Mr. Poonawalla’s generous approach and civic concerns added – “More mobility means more service and hence there is a requirement for more resources. There is a difference between good service and prompt service. With more such basic infrastructure added to the force, both promptness and proactiveness would be achieved”.
This is not the first time that Mr. Yohan Poonawalla has extended his support to the Pune Police. “We will continue to support the force and look forward to more such associations in the near future,” said Mr. Poonawalla.
Pune, August 2021, Mr. Yohan Poonawalla with Commissioner of Pune Police, Shri Amitabh Gupta at the Jeep Donation Event Pune.
The Poonawalla family is known for their charity, especially towards education and healthcare for the underprivileged, an endeavor now continued and taken forward by the astute and magnanimous Yohan Poonawalla, popularly known as YZP.
“My family has been involved in various charitable initiatives and I feel privileged to carry on the legacy for notable causes particularly involving our frontline officers in the city,” said Mr. Poonawalla. Mr. Yohan Poonawalla presented a new Mahindra Bolero to the Pune Police in appreciation of their selfless duty to protect the citizens during the prevailing Covid 19 pandemic. Poonawalla handed over the keys to the Commissioner of Pune Police, Shri Amitabh Gupta at the Koregaon Park Police Station. While handing over the keys, Mr. Poonawalla mentioned that the Pune Police Department’s bold and gallant approach to curbing the pandemic selflessly risking their lives prompted him to offer the utility vehicle which will help enhance the safety and mobility of the officers while patrolling. “Covid-19 is an unprecedented disease unfolding volatile developments each day and therefore I urge all citizens to follow regular guidelines laid down by the police force which help citizens stay safe during these difficult times. We support all our frontline healthcare workers and the police force and are united in this fight against the pandemic!’ said Mr. Poonawalla.
The Poonawalla family has jointly taken up the initiative to fence, maintain and create a sports ground for the school also the school Buses are sponsored for the children.
Turf Club in Pune was founded in 1819
Mr. Yohan Poonawalla and his family are associated with horse breeding and horse racing, a legacy of Mr. Poonawalla s grandfather the late Soli Poonawalla.
I would like to keep this tradition and Passion going stated Mr. Poonawalla.
The Pune Turf Club has always been a special place and memory for Mr. Poonawalla since his childhood days. It has been run down and in need of renovation and maintenance that has been sponsored by the Yohan Poonawalla Foundation.
The Renovation of The Turf Club will bring in the much-needed upliftment and revenue needed by