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Sustainable Development: Panasonic teams up with schools for building a force of Green Ambassadors

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Steadfast in its attempt to ensure sustainable development, Panasonic, one of the leading diversified technology companies recently launched Harit Umang – Joy of Green program. The company aims at maintaining and nurturing the ecosystem by adopting sustainable practices and spreading green knowledge by actively engaging with schools and communities.

During the initial phase of Harit Umang, Panasonic will collaborate with 200 schools and 50 RWAs in the Delhi NCR region for reinforcing its efforts towards supporting bio-diversity, responsible waste management, and spreading greater awareness around energy conservation.

The event was graced with the presence of various prestigious personalities from Government ministries, schools and RWAs. It was inaugurated by Ritesh Kr. Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC), along with Manish Sharma, President & CEO Panasonic India, and & Vice President of Appliances Company, Panasonic Corporation, and Ritu Ghosh, Head, Corporate Affairs & CSR, Panasonic India.

Emphasizing upon Green Practices, Ritesh Kr. Singh, Joint Secretary, MOEFCC, said, “Today, issues like climate change and waste management are of prime concern that is best addressed through effective policy, strong implementation and a partnership approach for the long-term good of all. We are extremely happy to see one such beginning today with Harit Umang as the seeds of a green change and a better tomorrow. I am confident that the program will help spread the message to a large number of people, urging them to contribute their bit for the environment.”

Speaking on the launch, Manish Sharma, President & CEO Panasonic India, and & Vice President of Appliances Company, Panasonic Corporation, said, “For over a century, Panasonic has stood true to its vision of, “A Better Life, A Better World”. This underlying philosophy guides us to not only come out with world-class products, but also be conscious of the environment that we operate in, and understand its impact. Sustainability has always been the core focus for us and we aim at expanding our efforts as we step into the second century. Harit Umang program is aligned with this environmental and sustainability vision. Through the program, we aim to drive focussed results to help build a socially progressive society.”

“The Harit Umang is an environmental sensitization program that aims at creating mass awareness and extending ecologically responsible duty amongst people. Through partnerships with 200 schools, the program will extend knowledge to students who would be the torchbearers for engaging the community through various guided means like competitions, workshops, and enriching curriculum, leading to a green and sustainable future.  We believe that the wider adoption of green practices will sow the seeds of a greener tomorrow,” said Ritu Ghosh, Head, Corporate Affairs & CSR, Panasonic India, while talking about the initiative.

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