With the kind intention of lending a helping hand to the local communities and migrant workers during the current lockdown, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan has started serving meals catering to three villages close to its manufacturing facility in Kherki Dhaula, Gurgaon, Haryana.
Presently, the company has started distributing more than 500 food packets which can go up to 1000 packets, cooked in most hygienic conditions, to needy people of Hasanpur, Darbaripur and Kherki Dhaula villages in Gurugram district of Haryana. The initiative aims to help the contractual workers, laborers, locals and families of these villages during the coronavirus lockdown.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Koichiro Hirao, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. said, “The whole nation has come together to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and it is our responsibility to support and help each other in such difficult times. People across the country have shown exemplary courage and spirit by staying at home during the nationwide lockdown to defeat the spread of coronavirus. Adding to Government’s on-going initiatives to ensure availability of essential items, it’s everyone’s unified and extended efforts that will help fight it resiliently. SMIPL is determined to take all possible measures in that direction and we are pleased to start the initiative of providing food packets to the displaced individuals/workers/families during the pandemic.”
In order to ensure safety and wellbeing of its employees and all stakeholders, Suzuki Motorcycle India had suspended production at the manufacturing facility in line with the Government directives till further notice. Moreover, the two-wheeler manufacturer also rolled out ‘Work from Home’ policy for employees not involved in maintaining essential services as a precautionary measure in wake of Covid-19.