AquaKraft in association with Hyundai Motor India Foundation unveils Safe Drinking Water for Students
Bhopal, August 21, 2023: Clean Drinking Water is the fundamental right of every child and AquaKraft is committed to enabling the same. AquaKraft Projects Pvt. Ltd. received a mandate from Lok Shikhshan Sanchanalay, Madhya Pradesh for the installation of Clean Drinking Water Systems at 50 identified Schools to be funded under CSR. Based on this mandate AquaKraft conducted a detailed baseline study of the requirement and successfully solicited CSR from Hyundai Motor India Foundation. Accordingly, AquaKraft’s School Drinking Water Purifiers were installed across 50 government schools in 7 districts of Madhya Pradesh State benefitting over 30000 children along with over 3000 teaching and non-teaching staff. This has been termed a milestone project leading to a direct impact on the health, attendance, and well-being of children at this scale. This program was implemented under Hyundai’s CSV philosophy of ‘CONTINUE’ and ‘Safe Drinking Water for a Better Future’ initiative by the Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the philanthropic arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL)
The program was unveiled by Hon’ble Malti Rai ji – Mayor of Bhopal at the CM Rise Narela Shankari Government School, Bhopal in the presence of C. Sridhar- Governor, AquaKraft Group Ventures, Tarun Jain – Regional Manager, Hyundai Motor Corporation, Ashwin Dubey – Managing Director, Linkson LED, District Education Officer Anjani Kumar Tripathi, School Principal Nandita Srivastava, and senior journalist Anita Choubey.
Commenting on the ‘Safe Drinking Water for a Better Future’’ initiative, Mr. Puneet Anand, AVP & Vertical Head – Corporate Affairs, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “In line with Hyundai’s global CSV (Creating Shared Values) philosophy of ‘CONTINUE’, HMIF has been giving back to society through initiatives under the CSV core pillars of ‘Earth’. ‘Mobility’ and ‘Hope’. The ‘Safe Drinking Water for a Better Future’ initiative is an important step towards a healthier future. It is our goal to ensure that the basic requirement of safe & clean drinking water for school-going students is met across the state of Madhya Pradesh. By providing safe & clean drinking water the initiative is working towards alleviating waterborne illness in students & staff thus helping to ensure higher attendance in the schools. Through this initiative, we aim to nourish dreams and foster a brighter & healthier generation.”
The ‘Safe Water’ Initiative was implemented basis of a survey that revealed that the majority of schools in the region had TDS levels ranging from 400-700 mg, against the permissible limit of 500 mg, in the drinking water available to them. The water purification systems, installed and maintained by AquaKraft utilize modular filtration technology designed to address the contamination present in raw water. The water purifier systems have a capacity of purifying up to 500 litres of purified water per hour.
School administrations at each of the 50 locations were sensitized to the overall benefit of installing water purification systems within the premises and with their active cooperation the initiative is being successfully implemented in the following 7 districts of Madhya Pradesh.
Thanking Hyundai Motor India Foundation for their focused approach in CSR activities, Mr. C. Sridhar, Governor, AquaKraft Group Ventures praised the authorities at the Department of School Education, Govt of Madhya Pradesh, and the school management for their wholehearted support in the implementation of the program. The program covered 50 government schools across 7 districts in the state, benefiting over 33000 students and staff at these schools. The students and the staff present at the school were made to take a pledge to save water and minimize wastage. The students and the teachers present wholeheartedly took the pledge. One of the students spoke about the importance of water in our lives and how to ensure that the future is secured through proper means of water conservation.
Further commenting C.Sridhar said “AquaKraft has successfully executed mandates given from several authorities by aggregating the “Need with the Deed”. While providing cutting-edge technologies and solutions, understanding the need, curating a customised solution, and aligning it with the corporate donor’s strategy within the governmental framework has made us a trusted & preferred partner for both the governments and corporates. It will be our endeavour to take our Flagship School Drinking Water program across India and invite corporates to join us in building the future of our country.”