After sanitising 1,823 villages in 300 districts as a part of its ‘Grameen Sanitization’ drive, Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India, donated the equipment to 51 sanitisation personnel to help them continue to sustain themselves for an uninterrupted livelihood, as a mark of gratitude for their efforts and dedication. The spraying personnel, who have been trained by HMIF are being certified by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Commonwealth of Learning, for easy access to other employment or entrepreneurship opportunities.
Commenting on sanitising equipment donation, Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai Motor India said, “Our global vision ‘Progress for Humanity’ holds a stronger significance in today’s context and as we accustom to the new normal. Hyundai has been making exemplary efforts to assist its stakeholders to return to relative normalcy. We aim to create newer opportunities for seamless national development and economic recovery. This humble endeavour will help make these youth from towns and villages, more functional and self-reliant with a better future.”
As the country unlocked in phases, the public was wary of using public spaces, especially in rural areas, where access to professional sanitising was out of reach for most administrations. Hence, HMIF conceived this project to instil confidence amongst the general public as they returned to normalcy. The programme garnered hundreds of letters of gratitude from rural banks, police stations, Gram Panchayat offices among other grassroot institutions.
Hyundai Motor India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 511 dealers and more than 1,330 service points across India. To provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, Hyundai has a modern multi-million-dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D centre endeavours to be a centre of excellence in automobile engineering.