Hero Motor Corporation Donates 100 New Achiever Bikes to UNICEF For Relief work in Nepal
Hero MotoCorp Ltd, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, today handed over 100 units of new Achiever 150cc motorcycles to UNICEF, to be deployed in the relief and rehabilitation work in earthquake-affected Nepal.
As part of the initiative launched under Hero MotoCorp’s CSR platform “We Care”, two trucks carrying the motorcycles were flagged off from Hero’s manufacturing plant at Gurgaon, Haryana by Mr. James Gitau, Deputy Representative, Operations of UNICEF, India country office, Mr. Vijay Sethi, Vice President – Information Systems & CSR and Mr. Deepak Mokashi, Head of Global Operations at Hero MotoCorp.
James Gitau of UNICEF said, “The devastation in Nepal has been widespread and has caused distress and anguish, unparalleled in recent times. The motorcycles donated by Hero MotoCorp will go a long way in boosting our on-ground initiatives towards the relief and rehabilitation work in Nepal. We are glad to have partners like Hero providing much needed support to our initiatives. Children are severely affected by the disaster, as many have been left homeless, in deep shock and with no access to basic care. There is an urgent need for children in the 12 most affected districts to get back to their normal routine by setting up child-friendly spaces, opening schools and providing access to basic services, such as health and water. It is imperative that a collaborative effort by governments, NGOs and corporates is put in place to provide effective and lasting relief work.”
According to a press release issued by UNICEF, in addition to the new motorcycles, Hero MotoCorp has already donated Rs 1 crore to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund – “Operation Maitri”. Additional financial assistance in the form of a day’s salary from each Hero employee and a contribution of matching amount from the company has also been donated towards relief work in Nepal.