Preserving our Heritage
Godrej's devoted effort to preserve India’s architectural
heritage, is best expressed by its active participation in the Indian Heritage
Society of which Mrs. Pheroza Godrej is a past President and the late Mr. S.
P. Godrej was head of the Mumbai Chapter. The introduction of the annual Urban
Heritage Award is an attempt to make the citizens of Mumbai aware of the city's
colourful history, as the primary object of the Indian Heritage Society is to
awaken consciousness of the people in the diversity and richness of their art,
architecture and culture. But it is also the objective of the society to deal
with natural resources – such as wild life, forests, mountains, sea, beaches,
lakes and rivers and rare geographical formations. It draws attention to the
dangers which threaten these irreplaceable resources and calls for action to
protect and preserve them.
Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)
The aims and objectives of the ICWA are to promote
the study of Indian and international questions through research and discussion,
to publish books, monographs and periodicals on these subjects, to arrange conferences,
seminars and lectures to discuss these problems, and to build a library at its
Head Office in Delhi for research and reference. Godrej is closely associated
with the ICWA, with the late Mr. S. P. Godrej also serving as the Chairman of
the Mumbai Branch.