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Panasonic Initiates its Community Health Project- Aarogya


December 24, 2013 - Jhajjar, Haryana, India

Building further on its philosophy of contributing to the community it operates in, Panasonic India, in collaboration with Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, today kicked-started its community health initiative “Aarogya”, aimed at providing accessible and affordable health services to the communities in and around the area of the Panasonic Technopark in Jhajjar. The project which was inaugurated in the presence of Mr. Daizo Ito, President, Panasonic India, Mr. Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India, Mr. Hisao Yamane - Divisional Managing Director, APIN, Panasonic India, Mr. Vivek Prakash, Head-CSR, Jubilant Life Services, reiterates Panasonic’s commitment towards the development and upliftment of the society.

The project ‘Arogya’ will cover six villages in the first phase (FY 2013-14) and will be extended to 12 villages in the second phase (FY2014-15). As a part of this initiative, a fully equipped van will be activated in the areas identified. This van will cater to patients with basic illnesses and chronic problems and provide a free health check-up for children in schools of the project villages. The mobile van will reach out to places which do not have medical facilities and will cater specially to women, children and elderly people. Health Cards and OPD cards will also be issued which will be duly authorized by the village Sarpanch. With the objective of fostering an all-round development to the immediate communities, the surrounding villages that will mainly be a part of this project will primarily include Nangla, Kutani, Yakubpur, BirDadri, Sheojipura, Nimana, Kalai, Aurangpur, Zahidpur and Munimpur Kukrola.

Talking about this initiative Mr. Daizo Ito, President, Panasonic India, said “In the last ten years, innumerable diseases and conditions have plagued mankind. Aimed at improving the lives of people, Panasonic India has undertaken this initiative to serve communities that have played an imperative role in contributing to the company’s growth till now. We hope that this step will positively impact and benefit close to a lakh people from the surrounding communities. We are very confident that our initiative will make a difference to lives of people and help build a better and a stronger community.”

Ms. Radhika Kalia, Head Corporate Public Relations & CSR, said “It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of Panasonic's initiatives focused towards contributing to the society. We are conscious of our role as a responsible corporate citizen and will continue to contribute to the society through inclusive and sustainable community development programmes focusing on areas of education, vocational training, health, women empowerment and environment.”

Panasonic has always taken a lead in introducing technologies which provide people with eco-friendly products as well as solutions that make a contribution to environment. I am delighted to be associated with such brand and do my bit for energy conservation."

Panasonic India has been very conscious of its role as a responsible corporate citizen and focuses on community development activities—particularly in the areas of education, livelihood generation, women empowerment and environment conservation. With the project, Panasonic aims take forward its idea of sustainable development which will help the company achieve its objective of making community as the centre of its business activity.

About Panasonic India

Panasonic makes available in India its wide range of consumer electronics, home appliances like LCD & Plasma TVs, DVD players, home theatre systems, cameras, camcorders, car audio systems, air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators, microwave ovens, automatic cookers, vacuum cleaners and a wide range of system products including communication ones like Phones, High Definition Videoconferencing, Professional Audio Video products like broadcast cameras, Projectors and Displays, Business Solutions including Printers, Whiteboards and Security solutions. The company currently has a workforce of about 12,500 in India. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand in India, please visit http://panasonic.co.in.

For more information on Panasonic’s eco-initiatives, visit www.panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas.

Source: Business Wire India

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