Mysuru Warriors celebrates Independence Day with kalisu foundation

~ Visits Ranga Rao Memorial School for Disabled~


Mysore, August 15, 2015: Spreading the spirit of Independence Day, Mysuru Warriors, Mysore’s very own KPL team, owned by NR Group, the makers of Cycle Pure Agarbathies today celebrated Independence Day with the students of Kalisu Foundation at Kumbara Koppal Government School, Mysore. The celebrations witnessed well- known cricketers spending quality time with the children and distributing sports kit encouraging holistic development.


The occasion was also marked by Mysuru Warriors extending its support towards the empowerment initiatives of Kalisu Foundation. Kalisu foundation is a volunteer driven organization that works towards providing high quality education to children studying in government schools. As part of the association, every wicket Mysuru Warriors takes will be celebrated by donating Rs. 1000 towards Kalisu Foundation. The team will also be contributing extensively towards improving knowledge access in government schools in Mysore. They will be building libraries across 2 government schools in Mysore. Further the team also hoisted the National Flag at the Ranga Rao Memorial School for Disabled, the only residential school for visually challenged girls in the state.


Speaking on initiative, Mr. Arjun Ranga, Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathies said, “Holistic development is a way of life for us at NR. In fact, a significant part of the gains have been spent generously on socially relevant causes.”


“Education is the only way to help the youth to break free from the vicious circle of poverty. We are glad that we are able to be a catalyst in bringing about a change in the lives of the children and thereby build a strong future for our country.” added Arjun Ranga


Commenting on the support from Mysuru Warriors, Mr. Nikhilesh CEO, Kalisu Foundation said, “We feel privileged to be associated with Mysuru Warriors. Their contribution towards nurturing cricketing talent in the region is commendable. We look forward to not only their continuous support but also guidance in our endeavour to provide quality education accessible to all children.


An ardent believer of sustainable and holistic growth, NR Group has initiated many a causes for the betterment of the society. This passion to give back to the society has resulted in NR Group instituting various initiatives like Project Prerepana, Cycle Scholarship, and Project Unnati. The initiatives are focused on empowering women and children from underprivileged section of the society. The company also works extensively towards preserving and promoting the cultural heritage, traditions and art forms. In fact, the stress on nurturing talent, especially sporting talent from smaller towns has motivated NR Group to associate with KPL.  When KPL was announced, it was felt that a strong association with the tournament will be a rallying point in encouraging and nurturing cricketing talent in the hinterlands of Karnataka, and giving them an opportunity for professional exposure. NR Group dreams that within a few years at least few players selected through the talent hunts and nurtured by Mysuru Warriors will make it to the national team. NR Group has a true passion for cricket, and aspires to work for the overall development of the game and its players.


About NR Group

The Mysore-based NR Group was founded by Shri N. Ranga Rao in 1948. A true visionary and philanthropist, Shri. Ranga Rao created the ubiquitous Cycle Pure Agarbathies which has today become the largest selling incense stick brand in the world. From a home-grown enterprise, NR Group has evolved in to a successfully run business conglomerate with established presence in India and abroad. The Group has diversified into various business categories like functional air care products (Lia brand of room fresheners and car-fresheners), wellness home fragrance products (IRIS) under Ripple Fragrances and floral extracts (NESSO). The Group is also very committed to its social responsibilities and fulfils them through its charity arm ‘The NR Foundation’. The NR Group today is managed by the third generation of the Ranga family. For more information on the Group, please visit


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