Harman Contributes Rs. 10 Crore to PM Cares Fund Amid Second Covid Wave
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | May 5, 2021 | News
Samsung HARMAN International
With the second round of the Covid19 pandemic ravaging the country and challenging India’s medical infrastructure, more corporates are coming on board to support the government.
Audio electronics major Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, has announced a contribution of Rs. 10 crore to the PM CARES Fund as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in the country.
Prathab Deivanayagham, Country Manager, Harman India, said, “It is heartening to see the entire nation coming together in this fight against the pandemic. Keeping in mind our commitment towards the community and our country at large, we are contributing funds to PM Cares in order to aid the government’s endeavor to combat the Covid19 crisis. Let us all pledge together in supporting India to flatten the curve.”
The central government had set up the PM CARES (Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund in March 2020 with the onset of the first wave of Covid19.
Earlier, Harman had also announced that it will cover the cost of vaccination for as many as 8,400 Indian employees and their dependents who are enrolled in their company's medical benefit programme.
The company has partnered with Apollo Hospitals to provide medical care for its employees, expanded their insurance covers and is offering financial support for urgent medical situations for its workforce.
The Samsung subsidiary will also vaccinate its 8,400 employees and dependents in India, has expanded their insurance covers and is offering financial support for emergencies.