News Update/ press Release
Recognizing the brave Frontline Heroes; preparing them avert the third wave
New Delhi, August 10, 2021: Soon after the Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Ramdas Athawale formally rolled out Chetak Foundation’s Swasthya (Health & Fitness) Scheme to felicitate over 10000 underprivileged drivers and Covid front line workers and provide them with high-quality Sanitization kits, Chetak Foundation (the social arm of Chetak Group, the leader in Automotive Logistics in India) has tied up with India’s leading company Indian Oil Corporate Limited to honor their frontline workers and drivers and provide them with the sanitization kits, which will prepare them to avert the Third Wave of Covid.
Expressing his views on the occasion, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Ramdas Athawale had said, “It is heartening to see Chetak Foundation join hands with Indian Oil Corporation and Delhi Metro to come forward and support the government’s efforts by acknowledging the Covid frontline workers and drivers who worked tirelessly during the crisis, helping the public at large remain mobile, while risking their own lives. We need many more corporates and foundations to join hands in such noble initiatives”.
“Chetak Foundation has been set up to make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged communities, in line with the vision of our founder late Shri J K Sharma ji. We are honored that the Hon’ble Minister has blessed our initiative to felicitate over 10000 drivers and Covid front line workers”, said Shri Sachin Haritash, Board member, Chetak Foundation. Speaking of its tie-up with IOCL, he added, “We are really happy that the prestigious Indian Oil Corporate Limited has agreed to join us for this noble cause and it reflects the social ethos being practiced by the organization. We would like to convey our gratitude to Shri Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, IOCL and his entire team.”
Speaking on the occasion, The Chief Guest Shri Sanjay Sinha, CGM Indian Oil Coporation said, “We are happy to know that Chetak Foundation has taken up this cause to help the underprivileged in maintaining good hygiene. Indeed, a timely initiative. This is also in line with the values being practiced by IOC. We take good care of the health of all our associates and we are glad to felicitate our front-line workers for their continual efforts. Our best to wishes are with Chetak Foundation for their social initiatives and we will be happy to associate with them in future.”
Chetak Foundation focuses on broad areas including Education, Environment, Health, Livelihood, Nutrition and Road Safety, in the logistics space and public at large in the related domains. Other senior officials who attended the events were, Mr. S P Singh, DGM IOC, Mr. Santosh Gupta, DGM IOC and Sheel Krishan Dhawan, Sr. Manager, IoC. Mr. Ram Krishan Gupta promoter, Shri Tirupati Fuel station where the event was held, presided over the event. IOC has identified drivers, fuel station attendants housekeeping and cleaning staff, especially from the less privileged background for the felicitation and provision of sanitization kids.
Chetak Foundation has conceived specific interventions to enhance beneficiaries’ experience. Some of these include Oxygen Plus (an environment initiative), Swasthaya Plus (a Health initiative), Poshan Plus (a nutrition initiative to alleviate hunger), Shikha Plus (an Education initiative), Zindagi Plus (a Road Safety Initiative), Sahayata Plus (an initiative to help people during crises or natural calamities).