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Top CSR Projects in Amritsar

Amritsar is the largest and most important city in Punjab and is a major commercial, cultural, and transportation centre. The city famous for its sacred sites for Sikhs such as Harmandir Sahib and Golden Temple receives a large number of pilgrims every year. The tourism potential of the city and its contribution to the manufacturing sector of the country makes it an attractive destination for CSR funds.

Top CSR Projects in Amritsar

Sanjeevani Gaadi

Network18 and Federal Bank have launched the latest leg in their ambitious vaccine awareness campaign ‘Sanjeevani – A Shot Of Life’. In an endeavour to reach even the grassroots level, ‘Sanjeevani Gaadi’ will now reach each and every village of the five worst Covid-19 affected districts including Amritsar.
The campaign vehicle will now carry out awareness activities in Indore, Amritsar, Dakshina Kannada, Nashik and Guntur districts. It will cover 70 villages in Amritsar and nearly 100 villages in Indore and Dakshina Kannada districts.
The vehicle will travel to over 500 villages across the five districts spreading awareness and busting myths about COVID-19 vaccines. It will also sensitise the rural populace on following COVID-19 safety protocols. In addition, vaccination camps will also be set up at a later date in these five districts with health partner Apollo 24*7 and NGO partner United Way Mumbai.
A Network18 and CSR initiative by Federal bank, Sanjeevani- A Shot of Life, was launched on 7 April 2021 from Attari Border, Amritsar to spread awareness among people.

HDFC Parivartan

The HDFC Bank under the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative of ‘Parivartan’ which is the bank’s umbrella brand, installed a projector screen to create digital classrooms at Government schools Amritsar.
The digitisation drive by the bank is in partnership with the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). The PSEB has developed e-learning content based on the syllabus and is also building the required infrastructure for imparting digital education in schools. As part of this initiative, the HDFC Bank is working with the education board and has installed devices like desktops and projectors in classrooms to broadcast the e-content. Further, the bank is also training the teachers to handle these digital devices. Around 50 digital classrooms in 25 schools have been installed in the Amritsar district.
“The digital classrooms will make learning fun and interactive for children. This initiative is an attempt to bring about Parivartan at the grassroots level to make education more contemporary and dynamic. It also helps teachers acquire modern teaching techniques. In the coming days, we plan to open more such classrooms in the state. We are confident that this will change the way education is imparted in schools here in Punjab,” said Ashima Bhat, group head, corporate social responsibility, HDFC Bank.

Satya Bharti Abhiyan 

Bharti Foundation launched the ‘Satya Bharti Abhiyan’ initiative in 2014 to improve sanitation conditions by providing toilets to households and institutions and foster behavioural change among community members. Inspired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s call to the corporate sector in his Independence Day (2014) speech to strengthen the Government’s initiative in this aspect, the Foundation has adopted Ludhiana and Amritsar districts (rural) as its focus area for the improvement of sanitation facilities. 
So far, Satya Bharti Abhiyan has provided toilets to over 18,500 households as well as institutions in Ludhiana and rural Amritsar, directly benefitting over 1,86,000 people.