Bangalore: Muthoot Finance, India’s largest gold loan NBFC donates fully automated electric wheelchairs worth Rs 45,000 each, under the patronage of the Muthoot Snehasancharini Project to an identified group of persons with special abilities in Bangalore. The initiative was taken in a bid to improve the lives of specially-abled people, especially those belonging to the financially weaker section of society.
K J George, MLA, Sarvagnanagar, inaugurated the ceremony and distributed the wheelchairs in an event held at the Association of People with Disability (APD) in Lingarajapuram, Bangalore. The event was presided over by George M Alexander, Deputy Managing Director, Muthoot Finance Ltd. George M George, Deputy Managing Director, Muthoot Finance Ltd addressed the audience as the Chief Guest of the event.
Speaking about the initiative, George M Alexander, Deputy Managing Director said, “Muthoot Finance has always strived to be a responsible corporate entity and our CSR initiatives are primarily focused on community services helping the needy and underprivileged sections of the society. With an intent to empower differently-abled people and make them more independent and mobile so that they can pursue their dreams, we are currently donating fully automated electric items of mobility equipment and this effort is ongoing. As a responsible corporate, our endeavour is to help build a society that is accessible, inclusive and unbiased and hence we have chosen this cause of providing equal opportunities for specially-abled citizens. By organising the event this time in Bangalore, we are also now planning to extend the scheme to other States of Southern India and further empower more people through this initiative.”
The Snehasancharini project had begun in 2019, when Muthoot Finance had donated artificial legs to 101 people in Ernakulam. Prior to Bangalore, Muthoot had conducted similar wheelchair donation programs under Snehasancharini Scheme in Ernakulam and Trivandrum, Kerala and the plan is now to expand this scheme to other states of South India.