NMDC Collaborates with Santhigiri Ashram, Hyderabad to Promote Preventive Healthcare Among School Children

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Hyderabad, January 7, 2021: NMDC has signed an MoU with Santhigiri Institute of Paramedical Sciences to implement a joint initiative of preventive healthcare by promoting herbal sapling plantation movement in schools in Telangana.

NMDC has always been at the forefront of community development initiatives. As a part thereof, NMDC implements a vibrant and multifaceted CSR programme in the places it operates in. One of the main focus-area of NMDC’s CSR programme is education. NMDC believes in the life transformational impact education plays to uplift the surrounding communities. NMDC has been contributing to the cause of education by creating the requisite educational facilities and institutions in the remote areas around its operations.

In order to bring forth the concept of wholesome education, NMDC has found it apt to accept the offer of Santhigiri – a reputed institution in the social sector, to promote preventive healthcare practices through traditional means. The initiative aims to inculcate preventive regimen among students and help them learn and understand the benefits of traditional medicinal plants to help the society fight against viral infections and pandemics.

Commenting on this occasion, Shri Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC said, “NMDC has always given importance to nature, and the umpteen benefits it can offer. Santhigiri Institute of Paramedical Sciences is an ideal partner for the preventative healthcare education campaign covering a wide array of audiences and through the distribution of herbal saplings in Telangana. We would like to take this collaboration forward for the students to learn how to care the herbal saplings and give a boost to fight preventive infections and diseases.”