Pro Bono & CSR

The Indian Constitution, under Article 39A provides:
“Equal justice and free legal aid The State shall secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice, on a basis of equal opportunity, and shall, in particular, provide free legal aid, by suitable legislation or schemes or in any other way, to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities.”
We at FM, in salutation of the Constitution of India, try to serve the society as a conscientious corporate citizen. As a part of our objectives and philosophy we provide free legal aid to Indians who live at or below the poverty level and cannot afford to hire a lawyer when confronted with a legal problem. Advice is provided by qualified solicitors and advocates who volunteer their time for free. Citizens can find answers to questions about their legal rights. We give legal education materials and tools that give basic information on a number of legal issues, and in some cases, detailed instructions and forms to help in the case concerned.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Fox Mandal, endeavors to positively contribute to the development of society by acting as a good neighbour, considerate of each other, playing a role of good corporate citizen with passion and compassion. To complement our corporate social responsibility, we have an Art Gallery in the same premises as our corporate office. FM art gallery primarily looks at providing a platform to those artists who cannot afford an art gallery to portray their talent and expertise. NGOs, orphanages and social service organisations send in works of their artists and painters.
This gallery came into existence with the objective of fulfilling the social responsibility of the company by supporting and encouraging the unfortunate sections of the society. The venture strives to bring forth artistic talent, hidden due to lack of exposure and opportunity, besides offering year round enjoyment to art lovers. It aims at leveraging our initiative to create awareness about certain causes and mobilizing the masses to be involved in such activities.
In the words of Mr. Som Mandal, Managing Partner, Fox Mandal,
“I have initiated it in India as my corporate social responsibility. I would take potential art works from NGO’s, orphanages, and individuals who have difficulty in getting an art gallery. The artists will not have to pay anything or any percentage to the FM art gallery. They can keep the price they think proper. When a person buys their work, all proceeds go to the artist/ NGO/ orphanage. Furthermore, I have a panel of some distinguished artists to help me choose good works of art.”