Hindustan Unilever Limited and Domex Support the ‘India Sanitation Summit-Sanitation for All-Toilet First’
‘INDIACSR and other Corporate Partners hopeful of better implementation of the nationwide campaign’
IndiaCSR News Network
NEW DELHI: In the recent months, the need to address issue of proper sanitation has been understood not only by political leaders, Govt. Institutions, societies but also by the Corporate sector and the organizations like INDIACSR that are working tirelessly in the efforts to develop healthier societies and inclusive growth. The whole country is associating with the ‘Swatch Bharat Mission’ launched by the new BJP Government led by Honorable Prime Minister of India- Shri Narendra Modi.
To promote the goal of healthy India and reaching communities to materialize the goal of Toilet for every household, INDIACSR is organizing ‘India Sanitation Summit – Toilet for All’ at PHD House, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi on February 6, 2015.
The Summit will be inaugurated by Shri H. K. Patil, Hon’ble Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Govt of Karnataka in the august presence of delegates from various national & international organizations and Govt. Institutions.
H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji’s, ‘Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh); Ajay Chaudhary IPS-ODS to LG Delhi; Tushar A Gandhi, (Great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi Ji), Managing Trustee Mahatma Gandhi Foundation; Matteo Rizzi, Global Expertise & Authority, WASH Household Care, Unilever, UK; Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala, Trustee and CEO, Wockhardt Foundation, Wockhardt Ltd; Rusen Kumar, Managing Director, IndiaCSR Group; Rana Singh, Co-founder and CEO IndiaCSR Group; KS Bhatia, Founder-Pumpkart.com are the key speakers among others distinguished guest and speakers.
Leading partners of the Summit – Hindustan Unilever Limited and Domex – have played commendable role in making this unique event happen. Hindustan Unilever Limited is India’s largest consumer product company and is an integral part of 700 million Indians since last 8 decades. Apart from companies business in soaps, detergents, shampoo, toothpastes, cosmetics & deodorant it is producing tea, food and home care products for the vast population of India. Their cooperation reflects INDIACSR’s theme and vision of not only making sanitation facility available for all but also making it hygienic to curb the chances of disease spread.
The summit aims to highlight the root causes for lack of sanitation facilities and toilets and how these problems can be addressed through a systematic approach. The Summit is going to further strengthen the nation’s resolution to achieve Sanitation Goals by 2019 by completely eliminating the unhealthy practice of open defecation throughout the country.
The idea of organizing such Summit could not have been materialized without the crucial support of all the Partners organization and their representatives. The organizer partnered with maximum possible number of organizations purposefully to give greater mileage to the nationwide health sanitation campaign.
At the summit, representatives of the Partner organizations further strengthened our goal of providing Toilet facilities within reach of everyone including households, schools hospital and other infrastructures with in the public domain.
Representatives of NGO Partners at the Summit provided a clear insight about the challenges at the root level in implementation of a health program. “INDIACSR has been working relentlessly towards transforming the country with the help of CSR Interventions in tandem with the government, leading corporate players, NGOs and other stakeholders operating in India and abroad,” said Rusen Kumar, Co-founder of INDIACSR.
The organizers of the Summit – the INDIACSR – pioneer in its kind of services in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility – have been working for year to improve the social living conditions of the underprivileged. The efforts of the organization in the social sector have been appreciated by the Government institutions as well as Corporate.
Domex (known as Domestos globally) is one of the World’s leading hygiene brands. Domex products are available in 35 countries, killing germs and keeping families protected worldwide. To help improve general hygiene and health standards in communities around the world, Domex works closely with scientific bodies and other major organisations. In fact, Domex is not only engaged in providing sanitation, but also in increasing access to it. Its Social Mission programme, launched in 2009, involves partnerships with organizations such as UNICEF with a target to help build a ‘clean, safe toilet for all’. Domex is not only a brand delivering functional performances, but also a brand with a purpose and a real commitment towards Hygiene for all.
“Open defecation is one of the biggest concern of India. Around 597 million people defecate in the open, thereby increasing the risk of microbial contamination of water(bacteria, viruses, amoeba) which causes diseases like diarrhoea. We have taken an initiative to make villages in Maharashtra and Orissa open defecation free zones. For every Click- contribution received on the website, we contribute Rs.5 towards this noble cause.” (http://www.domex.in/thankyou.php#!cause)
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