By K. Ashwin Mob: 00919920183006 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Employees of one of the world’s oldest biopharmaceutical companies, Biogen Idec, observed ‘Care deeply’ week in India as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.
Some of the initiatives run during the ‘Care Deeply’ week were a donation drive for Assam Rahat in partnership with ‘Goonj’, where employees donated clothes, accessories, and utility items for bringing relief for Assam floods victims and Akshaya Patra supporting the mid-day meal for children and reducing hunger by promoting primary education.
The ‘Day of Service’ was designed to increase the role of employee volunteerism with focus on patients, science education and local communities. Employees took a day off to spend a day with disabled children of Khushboo Welfare Society as part of its corporate social responsibility besides cleaning their surroundings and spending time with children to spread a smile. As part of the service, employees cleared water-logged areas in Gurgaon that flooded annually during the rains. Biogen Idec also offered logistic support and interacted with the disabled children suffering from various neurological disorders and disabilities.
On the occasion, Biogen Idec MD Mr Sameer Savkur said, “This offers an opportunity to give back to the communities in which we live and work. We truly believe this is a great opportunity for us to not only contribute to our local communities but also help employees imbibe the quintessence of responsible citizenship.”
Speaking on behalf of the NGO, Ms Aparjita Verma, Deputy Director, Communications and Resource Mobilization, Khushboo Welfare Society, said, “We appreciate the effort of the corporate world to spare time and extend support by physically being on the ground and engaging with a worthwhile cause. We hope this act of kindness and generosity encourages employees to be more socially responsible and caring.”