AkzoNobel India Steps up its COVID-19 Relief Initiatives
News Desk, News Nation 360 : In keeping with its commitment to support local communities during COVID-19, AkzoNobel India announced its latest ‘People. Planet. Paint.’ sustainability initiatives. The project follows a two-pronged approach that addresses the health and well-being needs of community members mainly across five states while also meeting the educational needs of more than 300 children impacted by school closures. Commenting on the company’s ongoing efforts, Rajiv
Rajgopal, Managing Director of AkzoNobel India, said that as a responsible corporate citizen, AkzoNobel India firmly believes in contributing to the well-being of everyone in their ecosystem and the broader community – it is an integral part of their sustainability agenda. They will continue to partner with government bodies and organizations to help augment medical infrastructure and contribute to protecting local communities in these challenging times. Project Parivartan, AkzoNobel India’s flagship education initiative, has enabled learning continuity for approximately 310 underprivileged children who do not have the means to access online classes. The company has donated 155 digital tablets with pre-installed offline educational content, keeping in mind internet facility unavailability in many rural students’ households. The donation of 55 oxygen concentrators across the five states of Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh adds further momentum to AkzoNobel India’s efforts to support local communities. In addition to providing lifesaving hardware, AkzoNobel India’s unique telemedicine initiative known as Arogya Sakha has benefitted 1.5 million painter community members and their families across India. This helpline provides COVID-19 screening through teleconsultation with specialist doctors, aftercare/ recovery of COVID-19 patients and vaccine registration counselling.
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Report : Anustup Kundu