Aircel committed to construct toilets and provide sanitation facilities for Tamil Nadu schools
New Delhi, April 22, 2015: Aircel, one of India’s leading mobile service providers, 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 Mr. 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.
About Aircel Limited
Aircel is one of India’s leading innovative mobile service providers. The company is a pan-India 2G operator with 3G spectrum in 13 circles, BWA spectrum in 8 circles and is credited with the fastest 3G roll out ever in the Indian telecom space. As a young data led telecom player, Aircel has constantly been at the helm of introducing innovative and value for money products and services for its customers, which are industry firsts, be it the Aircel Pocket Internet, taking the first step in making 3G affordable for the masses, being the first telecom player to introduce Facebook Voice Updates on Aircel, and many more. The Smart Pocket Internet data plans by Aircel truly changed the way mobile internet was perceived and consumed. The company has been the proud recipient of coveted awards such as Voice&Data Special Leadership Recognition in ‘Customer Service’ category, ET Telecom Award 2014 for its innovative customer care research model, Aegis Graham Bell Award 2014 for ‘Innovation in Marketing Campaign’, Data Quest Award 2014 for ‘Excellence in Implementation and Use of Technology for Business Benefits’ and the Brandon Hall award in the ‘Best Leadership Development Program’ category. For more information, please log on to www.aircel.com.
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