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SBI donates school bus to ‘Save the Children India’ NGO

Jan 08, 2018

SBI through its CSR initiative aims to make hassle free commute for these students who travel to this school across different locations in Mumbai.

Mumbai: State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest commercial bank, contributed a sum of Rs. 23.74 lakh for purchase of School Bus today to ‘Save the Children India’, a NGO that runs a school for the betterment of mentally challenged and hearing impaired children.

The cheque was handed over by Praveen Kumar Gupta, Managing Director (Retail & Digital Banking), SBI to the Trustees of the NGO. SBI through its CSR initiative aims to make hassle free commute for these students who travel to this school across different locations in Mumbai.

The event witnessed the presence of Ajay Kumar Vyas, Chief General Manager – Mumbai Circle, SBI and CMC Members of Mumbai Circle at SBI Local Head Office in BKC, Mumbai. On this occasion, Trustees and few school children of the NGO were also present. Vyas distributed Mementos and Chocolates to the School Children of Save the Children India.

Speaking on the occasion P K Gupta, MD Retail & Digital Banking said, “Through this initiative we aim to encourage education among the underprivileged students with special needs. We believe that providing them with the necessary resources will not only help them build a better future for themselves, but also give them a sense of independence. The bank has been constantly committed towards betterment of the society through our various CSR initiatives and shall continue to do so in the future”.

About Save the Children India, NGO

Save The Children India is a NGO founded in 1988 by Vipula Kadri located in BKC, Mumbai. They run a special care centre and school for children with hearing impairment and learning disability of under privileged families. They impart education, nutrition, transportation and vocational guidance to these children.

There are 250 students who attend the Special Care Centre daily from different locations in Mumbai. The school pickup and drop facility is essential as some parents are motivated to enroll their children in the school but are unable to drop them in the school. Therefore, they are in an urgent need of one 56 Seater Bus with CCTV Cameral and GPS System as per RTO regulations.

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