Canon India extends CSR support to adopted villages, SOS Village in battle against Covid-19

Canon India extends CSR support to adopted villages, SOS Village in battle against Covid-19

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New Delhi, Apr 8: Pledging its support towards India’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic, Canon India, one of the leaders in the imaging space, on Wednesday announced plethora of initiatives to empower the people of its adopted villages and SOS village homes.

To ensure that the community members are fully equipped, safe and motivated to win the Covid19 battle, the company is providing essential food and sanitation items across the villages, according to a statement here. Reaffirming its philosophy of ‘Kyosei’ which embodies the spirit of ‘living and working together for the common good’, all the Canon employees PAN India are enthusiastically coming together and contributing to PM CARES Fund as well.

As a part of the support, Canon India is providing 3000 food packets in its adopted villages. The food packets include essential ration items such as rice and flour (5 kg each), pulses (1 kg), salt (1 kg), sugar (1 kg) and cooking oil (1 kg). More than 12,000 people, including the daily wagers and Below Poverty Line (BPL) families in the villages, are expected to be benefited from the concerted efforts of the company.

Canon India’s NGO partner – Humana People to People is supporting in the procurement of food packets, packaging and distribution within the villages. In addition to this, to provide sanitation support to children of SOS Children’s Villages of Faridabad and Hyderabad, Canon India is distributing essential items such as sanitisers, liquid soap, cotton masks and other home cleansing products. Through this, the organization aims to support 500 children in these SOS villages for a period of one month, covering the 21 days lockdown period as well.(UNI)