Ranchi: Smt. Vandana Dadel (Secretary-Arts, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Jharkhand, and Divisional Commissioner, South Chota Nagpur Division, Ranchi) formally inaugurated the ‘Muthoot Haathi Mera Saathi’, a Muthoot Group CSR initiative towards the education of the underprivileged kids at a launch event in Ranchi today. The initiative is in association with Magic Bus NGO.
Present on the occasion were Mr. Avinav Chaubey (AGM-Marketing, The Muthoot Group), CH. N.C Das (Regional Manager-Bhubaneswar, The Muthoot Group), Mr. Avik Swarnakar (State Head, Magic Bus), community kids with their parents among others.
The objective of the initiative is to provide the underprivileged kids an overall growth in 5 key areas: (1) Right to Education (2) Promoting Better Health & Hygiene (3) Ensuring the Right to Play, (4) Promoting Gender Inclusion & Empowerment and (5) Developing youth as Community Leaders. The initiative, managed by our NGO partner Magic Bus will directly benefit 1000 under-privileged children from Latma, Hatma, Ghagra, Harmu and Jorar villages of Jharkhand.
Speaking on the initiative, Avinav Chaubey (AGM-Marketing, Muthoot Group) said: “Education is essential for a child’s development to ensure that young people make the right choices from childhood all the way through to gainful employment. One of our social purposes is to make significant contributions towards an equitable and sustainable society and we aim to do this by imparting and enhancing the quality of education among the lesser privileged children and thus, catalysing systemic change in the society. I am glad that we are doing our part in creating awareness and empowering the child in the Jharkhand region which has a low literacy rate.”
Magic Bus will be imparting training programs for two weeks on a rotational basis for each of the 5 key areas, for example, in the first two weeks of August, Magic Bus will focus to instill ‘Right to Education’ objective among the children and community members. After two weeks, ‘Promoting better health and hygiene’ objective among the children and community members will be instilled and so forth. Thus, the aim towards each quarter will be to ensure that all the 5 objectives are instilled/taught to the children and community members.
The event kick-started by Smt. Vandana Dadel and Mr. Avinav Chaubey (AGM-Marketing, The Muthoot Group), witnessed a football match between the Magic Bus children. The launch also witnessed a cultural performance by the Magic Bus children.
About The Muthoot Group
The Muthoot Group’s business origins can be traced back to 1887 when it started as a small trading business enterprise in Kozhencherry, a remote village in the state of Kerala. Since its formation, the company, under the leadership of its key management – Shri M.G. George Muthoot (Chairman), Shri George Alexander Muthoot (Managing Director), Shri George Thomas Muthoot (Jt. Managing Director) and George Jacob Muthoot (Jt. Managing Director) has broadened its scale and widened its geographic scope of retail operations. Today, The Muthoot Group is a diversified business conglomerate that has been serving the nation for over 126 years. The formidable business empire comprises 16 divisions including Financial Services, Plantations & Estates, Education, Leisure & Hospitality, Healthcare, Housing & Infrastructure, Infotech, Wealth Management, Money Transfer, Forex, Media, Power Generation, Precious Metals, Securities, Vehicle & Asset Finance, Travel Services, Muthoot Global and Muthoot Money. Headquartered in Kochi and having its Corporate Office in New Delhi, the company has a dominant presence in over 21 states & 4 Union Territories of India. It also has its presence in USA, UK and UAE.