As India celebrated 70 years of its independence, Canon India too stepped forth, strengthening its social commitment to the country through its ‘Support a Life’ campaign. Along with SOS Children’s Village, Canon will be working towards the education and overall development of children in Indian villages. Canon celebrated the Independence Day with children at SOS village, Faridabad. The company adopted 187 children across SOS Children’s Village as a part of their ‘Support a Life’ campaign, taking responsibility of their well-being.
This initiative also furthers Canon’s corporate philosophy of ‘Kyosei’, which means ‘living and working together for the common good’. To celebrate this association, employees from Canon India Headquarters visited the SOS village to interact, play and engage with over 200 children. Various activities were organised to build the team spirit amongst children. A painting competition was organised for various age groups and winners were recognised and awarded. A cricket match was also organised where the Canon India CEO, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi along with Canon employees played a friendly match with the SOS village children.
Speaking about the latest development and significant expansion of Canon’s CSR ambit, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO of Canon India, said, “At Canon, we are deeply involved in meaningful, welfare driven initiatives that impact lives and make people future ready. And what better way to prepare for our future than to invest in our children – the building blocks of the nation. This partnership with SOS Children’s village has given the Canon family a way to express our dedication towards the upbringing of children of the country. Canon has been devoted towards the causes of education, eye care and environment and now we are proud to be expanding our social trajectory with empowerment of children and youth in the country through our most recent initiatives”.
Strengthening its vision to empower the youth of the country, under the 4E’s, Canon India is set to introduce Vocational and Skill Development Training under its flagship CSR initiative “Adopt a Village”. The campaign will be launched during the month in its first adopted village in Ferozpur Namak, Haryana.