Such a large scale lock down, holding on travel, fear to move out have taken a big toll on jobs, businesses, governments and economy. The migrant workers and petty service providers have been affected the most. Taking responsibility to help such people we have provided following supports through various NGO and Government agencies :
Every year we sponsor the fee of 8 engineering students in Shri G. S. Institute of Technology & Science, Indore in the fond memory of our late founder Mr. S. K. Matlani.
Sonic has taken up the objective of educating masses about the benefits of soya food and promoting the same.
We conduct health education programs in various schools with the help of a renowned Nutritionist. The company started this project at Shaskiya Madhyamik Vidyalaya at Alampur (Raisen dist. M.P.) and was successful in getting soya and other micronutrients included in the mid-day meal for children of age group 6 to14 years.
In the year 2015, we provided soya-fortified snacks in the form of Shakkarpara, Namakpara, Naan khatai, Mathri etc. to Shri Digember Jain Higher Secondary school, Bahi Parshvanath Chopati, Dist. Mandsaur. These protein-rich snacks were supplied free-of-cost throughout the academic session 2015-16 to 800 students.
We at Sonic strive to promote sustainable agricultural practices particularly among small, medium and tribal farmers so as to protect Mother Nature, environment, natural habitats and traditional agriculture procedures. This helps in providing sustainable livelihoods to the farming community through integration of on-farm practices with forward and backward linkages, to the farming community leading to a self-sustainable agriculture system. The mission involving over 4500 farmers from over 27 villages is woven around the following interdependent inter-related areas for holistic development: Sustainable Development, Economic Empowerment, Natural Resource Management, Gender Integration and Capacity Building.
To introduce research-based good agriculture practices for increasing productivity and diminishing the adverse impact of climatic change, the farmers of Mandsaur and Neemuch were considered for field demonstrations and educational tours. Training-cum-interaction programmes were organized in the month of June in various villages to educate farmers on the production technology and means to deal with their problems. Some farmers were provided with a seeding machine to plant their crops during this activity. After these trainings, the production of soyabean increased by over 15 percent.
Sonic established a farm produce market “Sonic Krishi Bazar” at Mandsaur for direct procurement of crops from farmers with efficient price & payment services, to supply high quality seeds, to conduct farmers’ training programmes and & frontline demonstration is given to increase productivity. The Krishi Bazar has a soya storage capacity of 10,000 MT. Here, sale of quality agricultural products is also done at reasonable price. It also has a seed production program with an aim to increase seed replacement ratio.
Sonic has built a community garden which has various activities useful for the elderly, ladies and the underprivileged section of the society. The garden has a specially designed acupressure track for maintaining health and fitness, play area for children, meditation centre, various fitness equipments, free acupressure and homeopathic dispensaries and a library for senior citizens. We also hold yoga classes, free health check-up camps from time to time, and physiotherapy, pathology testing and dental services at nominal rates. The Matlani Garden also hosts a Senior Citizen Club with around 200 members.