Chennai, India, November , 2017 –Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)’s banking entity The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry’sSocio Economic Development Foundation (FICCI-SEDF), todayopened more than 100 new sanitation facilities across different schools for secondary school girls in the district of Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.
The facilities were constructed under the government’s “Swachh Bharat-SwachhViyalaya” program.Two years ago, MUFG had pledged INR 105 million for the project with FICCI-SEDF, the bank’s partner and administrator of the sanitation project. To date, more than half, or105 of the facilities,have already been constructed. The rest are expected to be completed by the end of the year.Part of the MUFG’s donation will also be used to fund awareness programmes to inculcate the importance of having proper and safe sanitation for school-going children, especially girls.
The opening was marked at an event held in ZPHS Chinthalapatteda School at Nagari in Chittoor.
Mr. Sri P.S.Pradyumna, I.A.S, District Collector, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, Ms. Uma S Seth, Director & Team Lead, Corporate Social Responsibility at FICCI and Mr. RyoichiShinke, Regional Executive of India for MUFG, all graced the event.
Mr. Shinke commented on the project: “We are pleased to see this project come to fruition. Our commitment to support initiatives directed towards succeeding generations has been our priority. Improving children’s health, school enrolment, attendance and retention, particularly among girls, pave the way for a new generation of healthy children in India.”
Above: Mr. Ryoichi Shinke, Regional Executive in India for The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.member of MUFG group inaugurates the toilet facility at ZPHS Chinthalapatteda School in Nagari
“FICCI Socio Economic Development Foundation (FICCI-SEDF) has collaborated with The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. to implement their School Sanitation Project for Girls. Under the project, toilets are being built and maintained for girl students in 200 schools in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. An elaborate behavioural change programme is also being conducted across the 200 schools under this project. The project aims to encourage girl students to continue their education in-line with the national ‘Swachh Bharat SwachhVidyalaya’ program, said MsJyotiVij, Deputy Secretary General, FICCI.
The key feature of theSwachh Bharat-SwachhViyalayaprogram is to ensure that allschools in India have a set of functioning and well maintained water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. Through the project, schools will have access to drinking water and complete toilet facilities in the school compound for use by children and staff. The project also indirectly aims to improve the curriculum and teaching methods while promoting hygiene practices and community ownership of water and sanitation facilities within schools.
OtherMUFG CSR Initiatives:
MUFG is very active in communities across India, especially in promoting the areas of education and improving water and sanitation facilities.
In August this year, the bank opened the first high-tech centralised kitchen in Narsingi, Hyderabad as part of its INR 105.1 million support of the AkshayaPatra Foundation program. This kitchen will provide mid-day meals to over 35,000 children in Telangana.
In April this year, the bank partnered with St. Jude India ChildCareCentres (St. Judes) to help the voluntary organisation expand and enhance its pediatric cancer child care facilities.As a commitment to supporting initiatives focused on next generation, the bank contributed INR 98.45 million towards the centre’s expansion as well as other related community activities in the country.
In February 2017, as part of the bank’s 20th anniversary of operations in Chennai and in partnership with the Government of Tamil Nadu, the bank contributed INR 5 million to construct an integrated water supply system at the Chennai Museum.
About Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups, with total assets of approximately JPY 302 trillion as of 31 December 2016.
Headquartered in Tokyo and with approximately 350 years of history, MUFG is a global network with over2,000 offices across 50 countries. The Group has over 140,000 employees and about 300 entities, offering services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing.
The Group’s operating companies include Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (Japan’s leading trust bank), and MUFG Securities Holdings Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s largest securities firms. MUFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York (NYSE: MTU) stock exchanges.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.is Japan’s premier bank, with a global network spanning more than 50 countries. Outside of Japan, the bank offers an extensive scope of commercial and investment banking products and services to businesses, governments and individuals worldwide.
In the Asia and Oceania region,the bank has presence in 13 key markets with 33 offices and close to 4,000 employees serving largely corporate and institutional clients. Singapore serves as the regional headquarters for South Asia, South-east Asia (ex. Thailand) and the Oceania region since July 2013, while the regional headquarters for East Asia including China is located in Japan.
In India, MUFG has a presence dating over 60 years and is currently a leader in the local loan markets. It has five branches in Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai (including Sri Lanka’s representative office), Bangalore and Neemrana, partnering large Indian, Japanese and multi-national corporates and financial institutions as they expand their businesses in India and across the world.The regional executive’s office is located in Mumbai and overseesall of the bank’s operations in India.
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