25 February 2018
Over last two years, Bunge India, manufacturers of Gagan Refined Oils and Gagan Vanaspati Ghee, has adopted Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan as a way of life to fulfill the dream of Clean India as envisioned by Honorable Prime Minister of India. In line with the government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India mission) and Bunge India’s initiative of Social Contribution by Bunge Employees, dealers, distributors & CSR partners, Bunge India’s Area Sales in-charge Vikrant Sharma alongwith sales team members from across Punjab, Surinder Kumar from M/s Ganpat Rai Surinder Kumar, Distributors for Bunge India and all members of Patiala Edible Oils Traders Association organized a cleanliness drive at Gur Mandi, Kiryana Market area of Patiala.
As a follow-up to the cleanliness drive which was carried out at Tripuri Kiryana Market area few month back, this year’s cleanliness drive motivated more than 100 volunteers along with the support and guidance of all members & senior functionaries of the Traders Association.
Prashant Mohan, Marketing Head, Bunge India who also participated in the activity, shared his views on everyone’s responsibility towards the environment. He said, “It’s very important to continue cleanliness activities and I’m very glad to join the drive again. I thank everyone for their participation in making this day successful. I hope that people who operate their business from this market will also come forward and would continue to take care of the market area and keep it clean as a follow-up activity to our cleanliness drive. We will continue to conduct such kind of activities which would help in the further upkeep of society.” He informed that their teams have been organizing such initiatives under its CSR program and Grain Market / Wholesale Market areas have already been covered at places like Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar Yamunanagar, Ambala City, Panipat & Ambala Cantt,. In future too Bunge India will continue to associate with various market associations in the cities to do similar activities
“We believe that business groups like Bunge have a key role in helping the country achieve ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. It is our responsibility to make a meaningful difference to the community through our contributions”, he further added.
The activity was highly appreciated by the shopkeepers and residents of the locality and a commitment was given by them to maintain cleanliness and take this activity to the next level. The initiatives are aimed at creating awareness about environmental issues by involving the people of the city to make a difference.