Hyderabad: NMDC Limited, the country's largest iron ore producer, and a Navratna company, has signed an MoU with Santhigiri Institute of Paramedical Sciences (a unit of Santhigiri Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram) to implement the joint initiative of preventive healthcare, by promoting herbal sapling plantation movement in Schools in Telangana.
The agreement has been signed between NMDC Limited and Santhigiri Institute of Paramedical Sciences, in the presence of NMDC’s CMD Sumit Deb, Santhigiri Institute, Hyderabad’s In-charge Pranavasudhan, NMDC’s Director (Production) PK Satpathy, Director (Finance) Amitava Mukharjee, Director (Commercial) Alok Kumar Mehta, Director (Technical) Somnath Nandi, Senior officers of NMDC and members of Santhigiri Institute at NMDC.
NMDC has always been at the forefront of community development initiatives. As a part thereof, NMDC implements a vibrant and multifaceted CSR program in the places it operates. One of the main focus-area of NMDC’s CSR program is education. NMDC believes in the life transformational impact education plays to uplift the surrounding communities. NMDC has been contributing to the cause of education by creating the requisite educational facilities and institutions in the remote areas around its operations.
In order to bring forth the concept of wholesome education, NMDC has found it apt to accept the offer of 'Santhigiri'- a reputed institution in the social sector, to promote preventive healthcare practices through traditional means. The initiative aims at inculcating a habit of preventive regimen among students and help them learn & understand the benefits of traditional medicinal plants in order to help the society fight against viral infections & pandemics like 'Corona'.
Commenting on this occasion Deb said, “NMDC has always given importance to nature, and the umpteen benefits it can offer. Santhigiri Institute of Paramedical Sciences is an ideal partner for the preventative healthcare education campaign covering a wide array of audiences and through the distribution of herbal saplings in Telangana. We would like to take this collaboration forward for the students to learn how to care about the herbal saplings and give a boost to fight preventive infections & diseases.”
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