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The Oberoi Group inaugurates PROJECT SAKSHAM to support SOS Children’s Villages of India

Under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, The Oberoi Group joins hands with SOS India to support family homes & higher education

New Delhi, March 20th, 2015: EIH Ltd. & EIH Associated Hotels Ltd. (the flagship companies of The Oberoi Group) under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) inaugurated Project SAKSHAM at SOS Children’s Village today. Under Project SAKSHAM , the Group companies will support 21 family homes consisting of 210 children and their 21 SOS mothers across nine locations in India. The project will also support higher education of 61 youth across the same locations. It will enable parentless children by ensuring quality education, health & nutrition, holistic development, up keep of the family home and extra-curricular activities. Over a period of time this will enable supported children to settle in their respective lives via careers and become contributing members of the society.

Today, CSR & sustainability development is accorded high priority in the organizational ethos and attempted to be interwoven in all the business activities and the projects that are being undertaken by The Oberoi Group.

The Project SAKSHAM was inaugurated at SOS Children’s Village, Bawana, Delhi; which is the second SOS Village set up in 1976. Mr. Vikram Oberoi, Chief Operating Officer and Joint Managing Director, Mr Arjun Oberoi, Chief Planning Officer and Joint Managing Director, Mr Kapil Chopra, President and other senior executives from The Oberoi Group along with Ms. Anuja Bansal, Secretary General and other senior management team from SOS Children’s Villages of India were present at the inauguration. The national project will be implemented across nine locations including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Jaipur & Bhubaneshwar.

Mr. Vikram Oberoi, Chief Operating Officer and Joint Managing Director, The Oberoi Group shared, “Our children are the future of our country, they hold the promise of India. By joining hands with SOS Children’s Village for Project SAKSHAM, we are committed to ensure holistic development of children through care, education and health. At the Oberoi Group, we also encourage our employees to contribute to this initiative with their time and efforts."

Mr. Arjun Oberoi, Chief Planning Officer and Joint Managing Director, The Oberoi Group added, “The earnest efforts in healthcare and education of children by SOS Children’s Village instantly strike a chord with The Oberoi Group’s philosophy of making world a better place. This association is a small step towards same and we are confident that together we will be able to create a difference in lives of many children.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Kapil Chopra, President, The Oberoi Group shared, “We are delighted to partner with SOS Children’s Village and support its exceptional work in creating healthy and happy childhood.”

Ms. Anuja Bansal, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages of India said, “A Loving home for every child”. At SOS children’s Villages this is our dream. Long term sustained support, particularly from corporate partnerships, goes a long way in achieving this goal. A loving family, quality education and health care are every child’s right and I would like to thank The Oberoi Group for partnering with SOS India and through their valuable support we would be able to realize this dream for many of our children.”

About The Oberoi Group

The Oberoi Group, founded in 1934, operates 30 hotels, a Nile Cruiser and a Motor Vessel in the backwaters of Kerala under the luxury Oberoi and five-star Trident brands in India, Egypt, Mauritius, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and The United Arab Emirates. The Group is also engaged in flight catering, managing airport restaurants, travel and tour services, car rentals, project management and corporate air charters. |

About SOS Children’s Villages of India

SOS Children’s Villages of India is a non-profit, non-government, voluntary organization, committed to the care of children in need and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect. The aim & objective of the SOS Children’s Villages of India is to help children without parental care by giving them a family, home and a strong foundation for an independent and secure life.

Since its inception in the year 1964 SOS Children’s Villages of India has expanded its services for children in need at a rapid pace. SOS Children’s Villages of India is spread over 21 states with 32 Children’s Villages.

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