Aircel committed to construct toilets, provide sanitation facilities for TN schools

22 Apr 2015 Print

Aircel committed to construct toilets, provide sanitation facilities for TN schools
Kolkata, Apr 22 (JEN): Mobile service provider Aircel has pledged a contribution of Rs. 82.6 Lacs towards the 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan'.

The project - titled ‘Swacch Vidyalaya’ and run in partnership with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) - will build toilets and provide sanitation facilities in schools across Tamil Nadu. 
The dedicated fund will be utilised towards construction and maintenance of toilets. Additionally, it would also be used for building hand-wash units and providing education to children on the importance of sanitation and hygiene under the ‘Aircel Clean School Drive’ program. This project will extend to across 50 schools in Tamil Nadu.

Brinda Malhotra, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Aircel handed over the contribution cheque to actor Farhan Akhtar and legendary cricketer Sourav Ganguly in the presence of Rajiv Pratap Rudy – Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Speaking on the occasion, Brinda Malhotra, said, “At Aircel, we feel extremely upbeat about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a clean India under the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’. It is really thought-provoking that millions of children in India are deprived of the basic necessity of having toilets in schools, let alone having them clean. We’re confident that our honest effort will help these children lead a hygienic and healthier life and address the larger issues of education, health, hygiene, dignity and gender equality.”

The project will be completed within a year and will benefit more than 20,000 people. Further, the ‘Aircel Clean School Drive’ would also entail ‘Behaviour Change Communication’, reaching out to thousands of children encouraging a hygienic lifestyle.