2012 was a busy time for Digital Nirvana’s corporate social responsibility team. Over the past year, the company has supported domestic violence victim advocacy non-profit organization Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE) and sponsored an international amateur online photography contest, Kalakaar 2012, to benefit impoverished children in India. The photography contest was organized by Vibha, a non-profit company dedicated to helping underprivileged children who Digital Nirvana has been involved with for a variety of programs. Digital Nirvana also sponsored the annual breakfast fundraiser for Abode Services, an organization that provides housing and services to homeless people and works to end the cycle of homelessness. In 2012, Digital Nirvana also helped support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, Alameda County Library Foundation, child development agency Kidango and The Akshay Patra Foundation, U.S.A.
“Digital Nirvana strives to be a good Corporate Citizen and is making Corporate Social Responsibility part of its corporate culture,” said Hiren Hindocha, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Digital Nirvana, who also serves as a board member of Abode Services. “Digital Nirvana plans to continue supporting the efforts of these non-profit organizations in 2013. Our goal is to positively impact the world, in both our community efforts, and as we continue to flourish as an innovative technology provider.”
Digital Nirvana has been working with SAVE for over five years. In 2012, the company sponsored the non-profit’s 10th Annual Breakfast Eye Opener, which brings attention to the ways domestic violence affects us all. The services provided by SAVE help to support domestic violence survivors, give them a sense of empowerment, and aid them on their journey to safety and self-sufficiency.
This year, Digital Nirvana worked with Vibha to sponsor a contest called Kalakaar – a word that translates to “artist” in Hindi. Proceeds from the international online photography competition benefitted children in need. Digital Nirvana pledged to donate one dollar for every photograph submitted, and when Kalakaar ended in mid-November, the project had raised $5,250 and gotten 13,720 ‘likes’ on Facebook. To view the winning photos from the contest, please visit: http://kalakaar.vibha.org/contest/winners.
“Providing assistance to domestic violence victims is a cause that’s close to my heart,” explained Hindocha. “An old friend of mine was a victim of domestic violence, so I’ve been personally affected by it. Services provided by SAVE and other victim advocacy organizations are critical to survivors of domestic violence. Because we feel that it’s important to have such organizations thrive, Digital Nirvana has supported various events and programs of SAVE over the past several years. Additionally, my wife, Unnati Amin, who also works at Digital Nirvana, is both a member of SAVE’s board of directors and a volunteer on their hotline.”
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Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with robust, state-of-the-art knowledge management technologies. With extensive media industry expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with innovative product and service offerings. The industry-leading MonitorIQ Broadcast Monitoring System from Digital Nirvana is a full-featured monitoring platform incorporating the most advanced capabilities available in an affordable, networked appliance. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Newark, California and has operations in multiple locations globally.