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YES BANK’S CSR Initiative ‘SAY YES TO INCLUDING THE EXCLUDED’ To Support The Differently-Abled

YES BANK partners with Jaipur Foot to provide free mobility aid equipments
• As a part of YES COMMUNITY program Impacts 2426 lives through this CSR initiative

 

Jaipur, 18th March 2015: YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector Bank, has partnered with Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), popularly known as Jaipur Foot, under the CSR initiative ‘Say YES to Including the Excluded’. As a part of this program YES BANK today provided free mobility-aid equipments to 2426 differently-abled individuals at the BMVSS office in Jaipur to ensure physical, economic and social rehabilitation of the differently-abled.

Speaking about the association, Ms. Namita Vikas, Group President & Country Head, Responsible Banking, YES BANK said, “Livelihood security is core to YES BANK’s CSR and creating an inclusive equitable society is its focus. In line with this objective and Government of India’s Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan), YES BANK partnered with Jaipur Foot to provide equal opportunities to different-abled towards their development, independent living and active participation in all aspects of life. Through initiatives like these YES BANK has been enabling social transformation and contributing towards creating an equitable India”.

Founded by Mr. D R Mehta in 1975, Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) is the world's largest organization serving the physically challenged by providing assistance, including artificial limbs, calipers and other aids and appliances. Applauding YES BANK for this commitment, Mr D R Mehta, Founder and Chief Patron, Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti said, “YES BANK is known for its great social commitment and is helping 2426 disabled people regain mobility and dignity of life through this intervention. The handicapped coming to Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti from all over India are extremely grateful to YES BANK for extending this support.”

YES BANK through its YES COMMUNITY platform touches 5 Lakh lives across India annually. YES BANK advocates inclusive, social and sustainable environmental development, through YES COMMUNITY, a unique community engagement initiative conducted across over 750 YES BANK branches covering all states and Union Territories of India. YES COMMUNITY connects with all stakeholders in the branch serving area and builds strong bonds with the immediate community.

About Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti

Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) is the world's largest organisation serving the disabled. This NGO provides all its assistance, including artificial limbs, calipers and other aids and appliances totally free of charge.

Since inception, BMVSS has rehabilitated more than 1.3 million amputees and polio patients by fitting / providing artificial limbs (Jaipur Foot variations), calipers, and other aids and appliances, mostly in India and also in 26 countries across the world.

Apart from providing the widest possible range of services for the disabled, BMVSS is also focused on research and development, and tries to fuse service with science. BMVSS has forged agreements with Stanford University, USA; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA; the Indian Space Research Organisation; and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jodhpur, for research and development, Professors of other IITs, namely Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai, too are helping BMVSS. Further, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur; National Institute of Technology, Delhi; and companies such as Jain Irrigation, Pinnacle Industries, Polymedicure and Universal Medicap have agreements with BMVSS for research. Other corporates also support BMVSS

About YES BANK

YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank is a high quality, customer centric and service driven Bank. Since inception in 2004, YES BANK has grown into a ‘Full Service Commercial Bank’ providing a complete range of products, services and technology driven digital offerings, catering to corporate, MSME & retail customers. YES BANK operates its Investment banking, Merchant banking & Brokerage businesses through YES SECURITIES and its Mutual Fund business through YES Asset Management (India) Limited, both wholly owned subsidiaries of the Bank. Headquartered in Mumbai, it has a pan-India presence across all 28 states and 9 Union Territories in India including an IBU at GIFT City, and a Representative Office in Abu Dhabi.

For more information, please visit the Bank’s website at http://www.yesbank.in/

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Sonali Shome
YES BANK
Email: Sonali.shome@yesbank.in

Delna Irani
Adfactors
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