Mumbai: Hyundai Motor India Ltd., country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception, today distributed over 10 000 Khadi masks across multiple slums of Mumbai. The reusable Khadi masks have been distributed to help the underprivileged residents of Mumbai slums protect themselves from the ongoing pandemic.
Commenting on the Project – ‘Rakshak’ under Hyundai Cares 2.0 CSR Program, Mr. Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “As a responsible and caring brand, Hyundai has been leading on the CSR front since the beginning of COVID-19 outbreak in India. Under Hyundai Cares 2.0 CSR Program, the distribution of over 10 000 masks across various slums of Mumbai, is an extension of our community healing endeavor to create a Safe and Healthy Environment for masses. The reusable Khadi masks have been consciously procured from the self-reliant groups to support them financially and proudly make them a part of India’s fight against the pandemic.”
Since the lockdown, Hyundai has been at the forefront in providing COVID-19 relief measures and has extended its support to the Government of Maharashtra in April 2020 in the form of PPE kits, masks (3-Ply and N-95), sanitisers and dry rations. These measures have continued to help our frontline warriors, support workers, healthcare staff and those sections of society that have been severely impacted by this Covid-19 pandemic.
Over the last two decades, Hyundai has fostered a strong emotional connect with India and demonstrated admiration and respect for the country’s traditions through its initiatives. During phase 2 of Hyundai Cares, Hyundai will support India’s indigenous fabric ‘Khadi’ and drive sanitization campaign in Districts/Tehsils for a safe and healthy environment for the citizens of India.
The Hyundai Cares 2.0 CSR initiatives will be undertaken under three key Projects.
· Project – ‘Rakshak’ (Starting August 18, 2020)
Under the project ‘Rakshak’, approximately 30 000 Made-in-India Khadi Masks will be handed over to the Gujarat & Maharashtra state governments for creating a Safe and Healthy Environment.
· Project – ‘Shikshak’ (Starting September, 2020)
Under this project, 1 000 Tablets loaded with 2 years academic course curriculum will be distributed to the children of Covid-19 Warriors from lower income groups. This initiative is a token of gratitude for their relentless efforts in the nation’s fight against the pandemic.
· Project – ‘Grameen Sanitisation’ (Starting September, 2020)
A unique sanitization drive will be undertaken to disinfect 292 rural locations across India. A mobile van will sanitize public spaces in these areas using Ministry of Health approved disinfectants ensuring a safe ecosystem.
Earlier this year, to combat the challenging environment due to COVID-19, Hyundai Motor India Foundation announced Hyundai Cares initiatives aimed at promoting the safety and welfare of its customers, employees, dealers and business partners.
HMIL initiatives during Phase-I of tackling COVID-19 pandemic
Rs 7 Crore contribution to PM CARES fund
Rs 5 Crore contribution to Tamil Nadu Chief Ministers Relief Fund
Donation of Advanced COVID-19 Diagnostic Kits worth Rs 4 Crore
Distribution of PPE Kits, Masks (3-Ply & N-95), Sanitizers and Dry Rations worth more than Rs 9 Crore.
Strategic Partnership with Air Liquide Medical Systems to augment production and supply of ventilators
Distribution of dry ration and Personal Protective Equipment to the State Government of Delhi, Maharashtra, Haryana, and Tamil Nadu
Donation of incinerators to 5 government hospitals in Tamil Nadu