Hyundai Celebrates Teachers’ Day with Project ‘SHIKSHAK’

A unique initiative to support ‘COVID-19 Warriors’ families

  • ‘Right to Education’ for ‘COVID-19 Warriors’ Children
  • Distributing 1000 educational electronic devices to empower ‘COVID-19 Warriors’ children with Quality Education during these COVID times
  • Beneficiaries between IV to XI standard will be able to avail 2 year free subscription of the educational curriculum
  • Project objective to help children across Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata

Mumbai, September 4, 2020: Hyundai Motor India Ltd., country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the largest exporter since inception today announced industry’s first and the biggest social initiative Project ‘Shikshak’ in the field of education for‘COVID-19 Warriors’ children.

“Not all heroes wear capes.” –  This proverb has been exemplified by COVID-19 Warriors across the world. They didn’t fight evil with super power but tirelessly helped the people most vulnerable across the world by serving the community before family. These superheroes spent days and nights nursing COVID-19 patients back to health and ensured safety while missing their own families and loved ones. In such situation, invariably their children got affected in multiple ways, one of which is reduced access to education. Schools have switched to online classes due to the lockdown. Many children of Corona Warriors are unable to attend online schooling because they do not have a laptop/desktop or a tablet.

As a token of respect and offer peace of mind to such warriors, Hyundai Motor India through their foundation is reaching out to their children offering help under the project ‘Shikshak’. Aligned to ‘Right to Education’, HMILis committed to provide 1000 electronic educational devices across Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata to the children of Corona Warriors to continue their education online and do well in it.

Commenting on the Project – ‘Shikshak’, Mr. S.S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “Children are the future of every country and to celebrate this year’s Teachers Day in a special way, HMIL has commenced the unique Project ‘Shikshak’under ‘Hyundai Cares’ campaign. Project ‘Shikshak’ is a small step towards helping kids and families whose lives have been directly impacted due to the pandemic and are struggling to bridge the digital gap. The initiative will help our future role models with current limited educational means and resources to pursue their education relentlessly and be able to fathom course curriculum in a unique way.”

The philanthropic initiative is a part of COVID-19 CSR Program under ‘Hyundai Cares 2.0’ campaign focuses on the COVID-19 Warriors predominantly working in unorganized sector including healthcare workers – nursing staff, paramedics, housekeeping staff, sanitization staff, Ambulance drivers, hospital staff and home guards.The objective of the project is to enable children of COVID-19 Warriors from IV to XI standard for an access to the best educational curriculum for a period of two years.

About HMIL

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is India’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the number one car exporter since its inception in India. It currently has 11 car models across segments SANTRO, GRAND i10, GRAND i10 NIOS, ELITE i20, AURA, VENUE, Spirited New VERNA, All New CRETA, ELANTRA, The New TUCSON & KONA Electric. HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts of advanced production, quality and testing capabilities.

HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub. It currently exports to around 88 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and Asia Pacific. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 517 dealers and more than 1,330 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, Hyundai has a modern multi-million-dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D centre endeavours to be a centre of excellence in automobile engineering.