CHENNAI: Nippon Paint (India), Asia’s leading paint manufacturer today announced, its association with United Way Chennai to Paint 200 Corporation Schools across Chennai.
The Chennaiyin FC players engaged the school children in a fun and interactive session speaking about sanitation, keeping our environment clean and football. They handed out stationary kits to the students and even showcased some football skills. Later, the players actively joined the NGO volunteers in painting the walls of the school using Nippon Paint.
In support of The Corporation of Chennai’s initiative to modernize the school environment, Nippon paint, in association with United Way Chennai, initiates beautification of school environment. An initiative like this will bring about a sense of pride and feeling of belonging among the students and parents who send their children to these schools. There are over 40000 economically backward students studying at the Chennai Corporation Schools each year.
Nippon paint’s initiative aims to touch the lives of each and every one among the 40000 students to add color to their lives. Nippon Paint is known for producing eco-friendly and safe paints for Children, which is in alignment with the health needs of Children and values of schools. With hi-tech such as Anti-Formaldehyde and Active Carbon technology, their paint is ideal for students who are allergic to indoor air pollutant and pain odour. This initiative plans to employ such paints in the entire project and thereby contribute to fair share of establishing a safe and eco-friendly environment.
Speaking about the initiative, S Mahesh Anand, President – Decorative Paint, Nippon Paint India commented “Nippon Paint has always believed in promoting the need for a clean surrounding, and the best place to start it is, schools. We are delighted to join hands with United Way Chennai to contribute to “Swachh Schools” in alignment with Swachh Bharat Mission. We feel privileged to be able to contribute to this cause by undertaking the initiative of painting 200 Corporation Schools. We are also delighted by Chennaiyin FC players joining us in kick starting the initiative. We are certain that the Children will be encouraged to realise the importance of sportsman spirit and the need to conserve our environment. We will strive to conduct such events in the future to bring about a positive change in our society”.
Ashworth Vaz, Head of United Way Chennai said, “United Way Chennai is proud to partner with Nippon Paint to beautify over 200 schools around Chennai. UWC has been working on various interventions towards improving the quality of education at the government schools in Tamil Nadu and such an initiative is a huge moral booster for the authorities and more importantly the students who walk into the gates of these schools to learn each day.”