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Maruti Suzuki to invest INR 125 crore in CSR activities over next five years

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Maruti Suzuki India Limited on Friday announced that it has committed a sum of INR 125 crore to undertake two mega projects under its corporate social responsibility initiatives. The company laid the foundation stones for a multispeciality hospital and a senior secondary school at Sitapur, Gujarat.
RC Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki, Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki, Pankaj Patel, Founder Chairman, Zydus Hospitals and Harsh Podar, Director, Podar Education Network jointly laid the foundation stones for the projects.
The dignitaries were joined by senior management from Maruti Suzuki, Zydus Hospitals, Podar Education Network, Suzuki Motor Gujarat and leading automobile component makers of the region.
Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “Suzuki Group has set up its manufacturing plant in Hansalpur and continues to invest in the region. 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.”
Maruti Suzuki has partnered with Zydus Hospitals, a leading provider of healthcare services, to set up a multi speciality hospital in Sitapur. The hospital will be managed and operated by Ramanbhai Foundation, the CSR arm of Zydus Group. Starting with a 50-bed facility, the hospital will be progressively expanded to 100 beds.
Earlier, in September 2018, Maruti Suzuki had partnered with Zydus Hospitals to set up a modern Polyclinic (Health centre) facility at Becharaji village, Mehsana district.
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.
In order to provide quality education, the company has partnered Podar Education Network, a leading name in educational services in the region. The school will be affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education and Podar Education Network will design the curriculum.

Source: ET Auto