Maruti Suzuki to invest Rs 125 crore in CSR activities over next 5 years
Maruti Suzuki India Limited on Friday announced that it has committed a sum of Rs 125 crore to undertake two mega projects under its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiatives. The company laid the foundation stones for a multispeciality hospital and a senior secondary school at Sitapur, Gujarat.
The foundation stones for the two projects were laid by RC Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki, Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki, Pankaj Patel, Founder Chairman, Zydus Hospitals and Harsh Podar, Director, Podar Education Network. The senior professionals from leading automobile component makers along with those of Maruti, Zydus and Podar Education network were also present during foundation stone laying ceremony.
MD & CEO of MSIL said “Through a need assessment we found that access to quality and affordable healthcare and education was an urgent requirement in this area. To meet this need, we have partnered with two of the most prominent names in respective sectors. Through these projects we aim to improve the quality of life for the communities around our manufacturing facilities.”
“The two projects that we are announcing today are unique in a manner that India’s three leading corporates have come together to create social infrastructure for communities in rural India. We are confident that these pioneering initiatives will help to improve quality of life in the region.” Ayukawa added.
Maruti Suzuki has partnered with Zydus Hospitals, a leading provider of healthcare services, to set up a multi-speciality hospital in Sitapur.
The hospital (a 50 bed facility) is expected to serve over 3 lakh people residing at Sitapur and adjoining villages at affordable charges.
The facility spread over 7.5 acres, will be one of its kind in the area with super specialization services like Emergency care & Trauma Services, Advanced Diagnostic Services, Critical Care for stabilization in life-threatening conditions, Mother & Childcare, Eye care, ENT, Internal Medicine, general medicine with Cardiac Care facilities. Neurology, Urology, and Nephrology will be added in a phased manner depending on need.
With an endeavour to provide quality education to children in its adopted villages, the company has decided to build “Maruti Suzuki Podar Learn School” a senior secondary school in Sitapur. The school will be built in a phased manner, initially with primary wing followed by a senior secondary school.
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