NEW DELHI: Samsung India has contributed Rs 2.92 crore to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.
The cheque was handed over to the Prime Minister’s Office by Hyun Woo Bang, senior VP and chief relations officer of Samsung India and Dipesh Shah, senior VP and deputy MD of Samsung Research India-Bangalore.
The contribution is a part of Samsung’s ongoing CSR activities through which the company aims to create positive change for people across the world.
Samsung also expressed its desire to participate in the ‘Beti Bachao, BetiPadhao’ scheme initiated at the behest of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Last year, the company donated Rs 3 crore to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to aid relief operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.
“Our voluntary contribution to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund is aimed at contributing to existing relief efforts and also towards bolstering the fund. We deeply appreciate the commitment and leadership of the government managing relief efforts,” said Jason DongwonKwak, MD of Samsung Research India-Bangalore, which made the donation.
“Samsung lays strong emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility, which is aimed at creating value for society by addressing societal needs and challenges,” he added.
Samsung India’s ongoing CSR initiatives are implemented in close partnership with government departments.
The Samsung Smart Class initiative seeks to bridge the digital gap in India, lending support to the ‘Digital India’ program.