Honda joins hands with Gujarat police to strengthen road safety in the state
Gandhinagar, August 27, 2019
Gandhinagar, August 27, 2019: Further solidifying its commitment to make Indian roads safer, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) today flagged off its road safety program in Gujarat. This program in association with Gujarat police aims to provide quick assistance to road accident victims and save their lives.
Fulfilling its corporate social responsibility, Honda 2Wheelers India is now providing motorcycles to Gujarat police. These motorcycles have been powered with modern policing features like revolving flashers & blinkers, public announcement system, sirens, flash lights, two Honda safety helmets per motorcycle & cruiser side box.
The motorcycles were presented to the police in the august presence of Mr. Vijay Rupani - Chief Minister, Gujarat, Mr. Shivanand Jha – IPS, Director General & Inspector General of Police, Gujarat State, Mr. Mayur J. Chavda, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Gandhinagar and Mr Harbhajan Singh, Director - General & Corporate Affairs, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. and other senior dignitaries from the state government and Gujarat Police.
Highlighting on this initiative, Mr Harbhajan Singh, Director, General & Corporate Affairs, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “As a responsible corporate, Honda 2Wheelers endeavours to bring a positive change in our society. Gujarat is the karma-bhumi for us as we have together covered a long journey of growth and development. We at Honda are committed to contribute towards the progress of the community and in Gujarat we have a unique connection with the people. Further ensuring safety for all citizens, today we join hands with Gujarat Police and present Honda motorcycles. These customized motorcycles will help them in preventing crime in the state.”
For Honda, safety always comes first. Through our dedicated CSR initiatives, Honda is already contributing to making Indians safer on roads, be it through our support to law enforcement agencies or even through our education based road safety programs. Prior to the latest association with Gujarat Police, Honda has already powered the quick response team of Maharashtra (Pune), Jharkhand (Jamshedpur, Ranchi & Dhanbad), Punjab (Mohali) and Haryana (Gurugram & Panchkula) with Honda motorcycles for faster patrolling and crime prevention. Expanding this commitment, Honda will further expand this drive to more states in the near future.
Honda’s CSR Initiatives & Outreach
As a responsible two-wheeler manufacturer, Honda 2Wheelers India’s corporate social responsibility philosophy is aligned with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Over the years, Honda is contributing towards women empowerment, community development, road safety promotion, environment sustainability, rural sports, healthcare, education and skill development. Honda is helping the villagers in providing livelihood and increasing green coverage with help of modern irrigation technologies under its project ‘Harit Udaan’. Empowering women in Gujarat, Honda has set up women centric vocational training centres. It is also providing 100% scholarship to 5 females for becoming a commercial pilot under its unique project ‘SAPNO KI UDAAN’. Honda has also set up 5 skill enhancement centres in Gujarat (Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Sarkhej, Ankleshwar & Vadodara) to empower local youth with job-oriented technical skill training. Honda is also working towards inculcating safe riding habits through its road safety awareness campaign for school and college students. In its 18 years’ journey in India, Honda 2Wheelers has strived to positively impact and influence society towards Sustainable Development, successfully making a difference in the lives of people across India.
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