CHENNAI: Hyundai distributed about 1,000 benches and desks towards the benefit of the city Corporation schools on Friday.
The furniture worth Rs.3.50 lakh were handed over by Hyundai’s executive director H. W. Park to Mayor M. Subramanian at a function held in the city.
Mr. Subramanian said the organisation has donated about 10,000 sets of benches and desks in Kancheepuram district.
Hyundai company has also assured the Corporation that five computers would be donated to the schools. He suggested that the company extend the initiative to 38 higher secondary schools and 27 high schools in the city.
Mayor also highlighted the facilities provided by various voluntary organisations for the benefit of Corporation school students in the city.
The schools would be provided furniture worth Rs.5 crore soon as part of the initiative to improve the infrastructure, he added.
Earlier on Wednesday, Hyundai donated 1,000 benches and desks each to 10 schools of Pallavaram Municipality at a function held at the Municipal High School in Hasthinapuram, Chromepet.
The furniture worth Rs.20 lakh was given to six middle schools and four high schools in the municipality.
H.S. Lheem, Managing Director of the automobile major, said the company had reached many rural pockets in Sriperumbudur and Poonamallee, working in the fields of education, health, road safety and environment under their Corporate Social Responsibility.
Mr. Lheem said that at present, they were contributing to the renovation of the Government Hospital in Kancheepuram and they would soon be tying up with a leading hospital to launch a mobile clinic for the welfare of rural people.
Labour Welfare Minister T.M.Anbarasan and Pallavaram Municipal Chairman E. Karunanidhi also spoke.