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YES BANK and Jaipur Foot join hands to support differently - Abled

Date: April 30, 2015

YES BANK and Jaipur Foot join hands to support differently - Abled

India CSR News Network

JAIPUR: YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector Bank, partnered Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, popularly known as Jaipur Foot, under YES COMMUNITY, its flagship social engagement platform, to ensure physical, economic and social rehabilitation of the differently-abled.

The partnership is a part of YES BANK’s Walk to Make Someone Walk initiative under which YES BANK has committed to make a monetary contribution against each step walked by YES BANK employees. This initiative is aimed at providing dignity of life and mobility to the differently-abled while encouraging healthy living amongst YES Bankers and has impacted 400 lives so far.

Speaking about the association, Ms. Namita Vikas, Senior President & Country Head, Responsible Banking, YES BANK said “YES BANK truly believes in creating an inclusive equitable society by undertaking socially relevant initiatives. The values and ethos of responsible Banking are instilled in each and every YES BANKer and this initiative of Walk to Make Someone Walk has been a huge success. We hope this small step taken by YES BANK will go a long way in restoring confidence and providing dignity of life to the differently abled”.

Founded by 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, 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 400 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 600 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.