Arjun Kapoor celebrates P&G Shiksha’s impact on over 600,000 children

Arjun Kapoor celebrates impactful 10 year journey of P&G Shiksha having built 330 schools

Arjun Kapoor celebrates P&G Shiksha’s impact on over 600,000 children

by building & supporting over 330 schools across India

 

After completing 10 years, P&G Shiksha will now impact the lives of over 600,000 children, by building & supporting over 330 schools across India.

 

Arjun Kapoor joins a host of celebrities who joined the campaign this year to make key infrastructure interventions including; Soha Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Kalki Koechlin, Chitrangada Singh, Shruti Hassan, Vaani Kapoor, Pankaj Advani, Priyanka Upendra & Neha Dhupia.

 

To commemorate its 10th year, P&G Shiksha announces its vision to build and support 1000 schools in the next 5 years.

 

P&G Shiksha has enabled key infrastructure interventions to enable the access to education of underprivileged children, by building new schools, supporting existing schools or re-activating non-operational schools to build and protect the future of India.

 

Including Mumbai, P&G Shiksha has made a difference to the lives of over 6500 children across Maharashtra, by building & supporting 14 schools to provide underprivileged children with access to education.

 

Mumbai, 5th May, 2014:  With the infrastructure to impact  the lives of over 600, 000 children, P&G’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility program P&G Shiksha continues to march forward with the motto ‘Padegha India, Badhega India’ by building and supporting over 330 schools across the country. P&G Shiksha has spent a decade driving infrastructure interventions by building and supporting schools across the country to enable underprivileged children with access to education. On the momentous occasion, Bollywood actor and youth icon, Arjun Kapoor joined P&G to express his support for education of underprivileged children and to celebrate the successful impact P&G Shiksha has had over the last 10 years.

 

The actor also shared P&G Shiksha’s vision of empowering under privileged children with access to education, and together with P&G Shiksha urged consumers to make the simple brand choice and join the program’s drive by purchasing P&G products such as Tide, Ariel, Whisper, Pampers, Olay, Head &Shoulders, Pantene, Vicks, Gillette, Oral-B & AmbiPur. These purchases enable P&G to channelize part of the sales proceeds towards building and supporting schools across the country.

In Maharashtra alone, P&G Shiksha has built and supported 14 schools touching the lives of over 6500 children in the cities of Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik and Aurangabad to name a few. These infrastructure interventions include building toilet blocks, building entire classroom wings and even setting up school playgrounds to ensure access to quality education. These interventions have thereby significantly helped in reducing the school dropout rate and improving the overall literacy rate.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Arjun Kapoor said, “I am incredibly honoured to be here today to officially announce P&G Shiksha’s impact as well as declare their vision to build & support 1000 schools in the next 5 years. Infrastructure interventions are a key necessity to ensure the children of our country have access to quality education and I am proud to be associated with P&G Shiksha. Having built over 330 schools, the campaign will now change the lives of over 600,000 children and empower them to lead better lives. I encourage all of you to support the movement by making a simple choice of choosing P&G products and contribute towards building and supporting more schools all over India.”

 

P&G Shikshahas over the years received generous support from many thought leaders and Indian celebrities such as Anupam Kher, Dr. Kiran Bedi, Anil Kumble, Rani Mukherjee, John Abraham, Abhay Deol, Farah Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sameera Reddy, Huma Qureshi, Sushmita Sen, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Sharmila Tagore, Konkona Sen, Lara Dutta, Preity Zinta, Jacqueline Fernandez, Jatin Das, Shaan and many more. This year alone, a host of celebrities joined the movement to make key infrastructure interventions including; Soha Ali Khan, Vivek Oberi, Kalki Koechlin, Chitrangada Singh, Shruti Hassan, Vaani Kapoor, Pankaj Advani, Priyanka Upendra & Neha Dhupia.

P&G Shiksha also allows consumers to share in their support. This can be easily done by buying any P&G Product such as Tide, Ariel, Whisper, Pampers, Olay, Head &Shoulders, Pantene, Vicks, Gillette, Oral-B & AmbiPur and part of the proceeds will go towards building and supporting schools. Consumers can also visit P&G Shiksha’s online partner – Amazon.in (www.amazon.in/pgshiksha) to buy P&G products & support this cause.

With a motto of ‘Padhega India, Badhega India’ – P&G Shiksha believes that the secret to a brighter India lies in the quality of education of our children.

About P&G Shiksha:

P&G Shiksha is an integral part of P&G’s global philanthropy program. Launched in 2004, P&G Shiksha has grown immensely, with the help of strong support from consumers. Till 2013, P&G Shiksha has helped over 420,000 children gain access to education by building and supporting over 220 schools across India in association with NGO partners like Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), Round Table India (RTI), Save the Children (STC) and many more. P&G has made a cumulative donation of over Rs. 28 crores since inception towards building new schools, providing critical infrastructural amenities at existing schools or reviving non-operational government schools. Become a part of the conversation on www.facebook.com/pgshiksha or #PGShiksha.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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