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Hyundai Motor India, under ‘samarth’ initiative, provides assistive devices to people with disabilities

  • Hyundai Motor India hosts its first ‘Samarth Assistive Devices Conclave’ promoting inclusivity and assistive technology.
  • HMIF provides 72 technologically advanced assistive devices to people with disabilities in the conclave.
  • The company has committed 684 assistive devices over the next three years.
  • The conclave aims to create awareness and empowerment through assistive technology to make life easier.
  • Speakers at the conclave shared diverse perspectives on topics such as allowing the use of assistive devices, challenges, technology promotion and the inclusion of artificial intelligence technology in Para sports.
  • Hyundai Motor India through its ‘Samarth’ initiative aims to cultivate a more equitable and sensitized society for the differently abled and wants them to see their true capabilities.

Mumbai/Bengaluru (CSR India): Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), in its unwavering commitment to society, organized its first ‘Samarth Assistive Devices Conclave’ today. Designed under Hyundai Motor India’s ‘Samarth by Hyundai’ social initiative, the event showcased the company’s commitment to leveraging technology for empowerment. In collaboration with its NGO partner, Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, Hyundai Motor India distributed 72 technologically advanced assistive devices under its Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF) and Samarthanam Trust Samarth Assistive Devices Program for the Disabled, which marks a profound milestone in your journey. Towards a more inclusive society for people with disabilities.

Under its ‘Samarth by Hyundai’ initiative, HMIF has committed to distribute a total of 684 assistive devices over the next three years, spanning a wide range of innovations from hearing aids, wheelchairs, digital kits for people with disabilities vision to bionic limbs and other devices. These technologically advanced assistive devices aim to improve the mobility, vision, hearing and communication capabilities of recipients.

CSR: Hyundai Motor India, under 'samarth' initiative, provides assistive devices to people with disabilities

The day-long conclave served as a platform for crucial dialogues that revolved around topics such as enabling inclusion through assistive devices, challenges surrounding disability in India, along with investment in assistive technologies for the parasports. Distinguished panellists including Mr. Vineet Saraiwala, Founder and CEO of Atypical Advantage, Mr. Arman Ali, Executive Director of National Center for Employment Promotion of Persons with Disabilities (NCPEDP), Mr. Aditya Mehta, Founder of the Aditya Mehta Foundation, Inshah Bashir, a wheelchair basketball player and many more, shared their diverse perspectives, underscoring the urgent need for awareness and accessibility to assistive devices to foster a truly inclusive society.

Speaking at the event, Tarun Garg, Chief Operating Officer, Hyundai Motor India Limited, said: “Hyundai Motor India is proud to spearhead the ‘Samarth by Hyundai’ initiative, which reflects our commitment to leveraging technology to empower people with disabilities. At Hyundai Motor India, we not only manufacture cars but also believe in empowering the society and to empower it we carry out social initiatives under the pillars of Earth, Mobility and Hope. These are aligned with Hyundai’s global vision of “Continue” and propagate Hyundai Motor Company’s global vision of ‘Progress for humanity’. ‘Samarth by Hyundai’ is a manifestation of this belief. Through ‘Samarth by Hyundai’, we aim to create a more inclusive society and facilitate the livelihood of people with disabilities in India. Providing assistive devices is a step towards strengthening our commitment to the comprehensive development of the nation. “Through innovative solutions, we are determined to unlock the potential of people with disabilities and pave the way for a more empathetic and inclusive society.”

Commenting on the initiative, Dr Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar, Founder and Managing Trustee, Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, said: “Progress for humanity means empowering each individual to reach their full potential. Our collaboration with Hyundai Motor India under the ‘Samarth’ initiative is a significant step towards creating an inclusive society where technology and compassion converge to improve the lives of people with disabilities. “We are committed to fostering a world where everyone can contribute meaningfully and this partnership brings us closer to that vision.”

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