As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car manufacturer has great news for the residents of Sitapur in Gujarat. The Company laid the foundation stone for a Multispeciality Hospital and a Senior Secondary School at Sitapur, Gujarat. Mr RC Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki, Mr Pankaj Patel, Founder Chairman, Zydus Hospitals and Mr Harsh Podar, Director, Podar Education Network jointly laid the foundation stones for the projects. The dignitaries were joined by senior management from Maruti Suzuki, Zydus Hospitals, Podar Education Network, Suzuki Motor Gujarat and leading automobile component makers of the region. These two projects represent an investment of INR 125 Crore, over a 5-year period.
The Hospital is being built with Zydus Hospitals as the carmaker’s partner. Zydus Hospitals, a leading provider of healthcare services, to set up a multi-speciality hospital in Sitapur. The hospital will be managed and operated by Ramanbhai Foundation, the CSR arm of Zydus Group. The facility spread over 7.5 acres, will be one of its kind in the area with super specialization services like Emergency care & Trauma Services, Advanced Diagnostic Services, Critical Care for stabilization in life-threatening conditions, Mother & Childcare, Eye care, ENT, Internal Medicine, general medicine with Cardiac Care facilities. Neurology, Urology, and Nephrology will be added in a phased manner depending on need.
With an endeavour to provide quality education to children in its adopted villages, the Company has decided to build “Maruti Suzuki Podar Learn School”, a senior secondary school in Sitapur. The school will be built in a phased manner initially, with primary wing followed by a senior secondary school. For the school, Maruti has partnered with Podar Education Network, a leading name in educational services in the region. The school will be affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education and Podar Education Network will design the curriculum. The school will focus on offering education with an emphasis on overall personality development of the students.
On the occasion, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “Suzuki Group has set up its manufacturing plant in Hansalpur and continues to invest in the region. While we expand our business we feel that it is our responsibility to positively impact the local community in the adjoining villages. Through a need assessment, we found that access to quality and affordable healthcare and education was an urgent requirement in this area. To meet this need, we have partnered with two of the most prominent names in the respective sectors. Through these projects, we aim to improve the quality of life for the communities around our manufacturing facilities. I thank all the team members from Maruti Suzuki, SMG, Zydus Hospitals and Podar Education for their commitment and hard work. The two projects that we are announcing today are unique in a manner that India’s three leading corporates have come together to create social infrastructure for communities in rural India. We are confident that these pioneering initiatives will help to improve quality of life in the region.”