Armed Forces Day 2023: CSR Initiatives for Indian Army Personnel and Their Families
The Indian Army works tirelessly day and night to safeguard the nation, allowing its citizens to enjoy peaceful lives. On Armed Forces Day 2023, we explore various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects aimed at benefiting Indian Army personnel and their families. Additionally, we highlight philanthropic initiatives by the Indian Army for underprivileged students.
- Infosys Foundation’s Support for Army Widows and Children:
Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Directorate of Indian Army Veterans (DIAV). They will provide educational grants and scholarships worth INR 30 crore to widows and children of army personnel who have been affected by physical casualties. This collaboration aims to support more than 14,000 individuals in pursuing education from primary to professional levels.
- Hero Vired and Text & Clicks Academy Partnership:
Hero Vired, an edtech company, has partnered with Text & Clicks Academy to upskill existing, retiring, and retired Armed Forces personnel and veterans. This collaboration offers training and placement opportunities in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science. The objective is to provide attractive employment avenues in the corporate sector for Indian Armed Forces officials upon retirement.
- SBI’s Contribution to Armed Forces Battle Casualties Welfare Fund:
State Bank of India (SBI) has donated Rs. 2 Crore to the Armed Forces Battle Casualties Welfare Fund (AFBCWF). The fund supports soldiers who lay down their lives or sustain severe injuries during active military operations. SBI’s contribution was made through the website “Maa Bharati Ke Sapoot,” which was launched by Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Defence Minister of India.
- SBI’s Cardiac Life Support Ambulance for Army Hospital:
Under its Corporate Social Responsibility program, SBI has donated a state-of-the-art Advanced Cardiac Life Support Ambulance to the Army Hospital (Research & Referral) in New Delhi. Equipped with advanced medical facilities, the ambulance will enhance emergency medical care for armed forces personnel.
- Hero Motocorp’s Support for Disabled Army Soldiers:
Hero MotoCorp has presented retrofitted Hero Destini 125 scooters to disabled Indian Army soldiers. These scooters are customized with two auxiliary wheels in the rear to provide a safe and convenient riding experience. The initiative aims to honor and assist soldiers who were disabled while in service.
- Indian Army’s ‘Super 50’ Initiative for Kashmiri Students:
The Indian Army is providing free coaching for medical competitive exams through the ‘Army HPCL Kashmir Super 50’ initiative in the northern districts of Kashmir. Additionally, financial assistance is offered to students accepted into prestigious medical schools, supporting their educational journey.
- HPCL Collaboration with Indian Army for Girl Students in Kargil:
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) and the Indian Army have collaborated on a CSR project to mentor and coach underprivileged girl students in Kargil. The ‘Kargil Ignited Minds’ project aims to prepare 50 girls for national-level engineering and medical entrance examinations, empowering them despite limited resources.
Through CSR initiatives and philanthropic endeavors, various organizations and the Indian Army are actively working to support Indian Army personnel, their families, and underprivileged students. These efforts play a significant role in recognizing and assisting the dedicated individuals who safeguard the nation.