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MUMBAI: Chanda Kochhar, MD & CEO of ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, today announced her participation in the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. Kochhar and some other employees of ICICI Bank cleaned the area around the Backbay Reclamation branch of ICICI Bank in Mumbai, marking their participation in the national campaign.
Speaking at the occasion, Kochhar said, “The ICICI Group has always been a catalyst in India’s growth and will continue to support the country in every sphere. I am delighted to be a part of this national movement and participate in the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. Today, my colleagues and I have cleaned the area around our branch. This is a reaffirmation of our commitment towards a clean and prosperous India. “
The Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ in New Delhi on October 2, 2014. This is a landmark initiative to build consciousness about cleanliness and create a sense of accountability and responsibility in every Indian about keeping the country clean.
Kochhar said that ICICI Bank’s contribution to the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ would be a sustainable, on-going exercise that the Bank would drive for over a year. “To spread the message of building a clean India and reach out to as many people as we can, ICICI Bank is launching a nation-wide cleanliness drive in its branches where for the next one year, on every working day, one ICICI Bank branch will clean the area surrounding the branch. This way, ICICI Bank will carry out and keep alive the spirit of Swachh Bharat for the whole year.”
She further added, “I have a vision of a strong, clean and prosperous India. To achieve this, all of us need to unite and work together. This will improve the quality of life in our country and will also propel India on the global stage. We at ICICI lend our full support to this campaign and intend to make it sustainable, by carrying forward this campaign in our branches for the next one year.”
Kochhar also nominated eight successful women leaders from diverse fields to carry forward this message of building a clean India. Her list of nominees includes Arundhati Bhattacharya, Anu Aga, Anamika Khanna, Chitra Ramkrishna, Dr. Swati Piramal, Rama Bijapurkar, Kirthiga Reddy, Vidya Balan and Team ICICI.