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Hindustan Motors sponsors Ambassador car for Women Car Driving Programme
  Chennai, Wednesday April 11, 2007:  

Hindustan Motors in association with Inner Wheel Club of Madras East, Chennai and ANEW (Association for Non Traditional Employment for Women) today initiated a car-driving programme for women in Chennai. Hon. Minister for Social Welfare of Tamil Nadu, Mrs. Poongodhai inaugurated the training programme at Muthiah Chetiyar Boys School at Dr. Alagappa Road.

The Inner wheel club has initiated a car driving programme in association with ANEW for women wherein girls would be undergoing training at Institute of Road Transport, at the end of which they will be assisted in securing jobs. Hindustan Motors has not only sponsored an Ambassador Car for training but will also take care of the driver’s salary and the maintenance of the vehicle during the entire training period. During the training the girls will draw up to Rs 2200/- per month in salary and more when their employment is confirmed.

Addressing the ceremony in her inaugural address, Hon. Minister said, “ There is a growing need to introduce more organisations like Inner Club and corporates like Hindustan Motors that not only train women by providing the necessary resources to earn alternative livelihood, but also assists them in securing a suitable job opportunity”.

Ms Soni Srivastav, General Manager Corporate Communication, Hindustan Motors said, “We at Hindustan Motors feel that to empower women is to empower the entire family. As a responsible corporate, it gives us immense pleasure in introducing this programme that would not only enable women to secure jobs, but would also empower them to lead an independent livelihood.”

The Inner Wheel Club of Madras East is a 12-year-old club, which has been involved, in many worthy projects over the years, with a focus on working with women and children. Assistance to many schools, with regards to infrastructure and everyday needs of the children has been provided. The club also works with several orphanages and renders personal service at many old age homes. The earlier batches initiated are gainfully employed. The club now plans to have the women undergo a basic self-defence course.

About Hindustan Motors :

Hindustan Motors Ltd. Was established in 1942 and is a part of the G.P. C.K.Birla group of companies. Its registered office is in Kolkata, with the car manufacturing plant being at Uttarpara and Chennai. Mr. C.K.Birla is the Chairman of Hindustan Motors. The Ambassador car is manufactured from the Uttarpara facility, while Lancer, Cedia and Pajero are rolled out of the plant in Chennai.

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