Shree Cement Ltd. has introduced the graduation of “Project Naman”, a nationwide initiative to supply cement freed from price to the households of Armed Forces Personnel martyred prior to now twenty years.
The roll-out of this venture comes as a run as much as Vijay Diwas which is noticed yearly on 16 December to mark India’s victory over Pakistan within the Bangladesh War in 1971 and bear in mind the sacrifices of Indian troopers.
Under the Naman scheme, the household or the following of kin (NOK) of the martyrs who laid down their lives in battle between 1 January 1999 to 1 January 2019 (20 years ), could be offered cement freed from price to construct a home on a plot measurement space of as much as 4000 sq ft.
The household of a martyr wants to obtain the cement in individual from any of Shree Cement’s manufacturing services in India.
“It is a wonderful gesture by Shree Cement to extend their support and solidarity for our veterans, martyrs who have given their lives for the country,” Lt. General Alok Kler, PVSM, VSM, GOC-in-C, Southern Western Commissioned, Indian Army mentioned in a ceremony to mark the event.
“This kind of recognition is rare and unique. This initiative in true sense has cemented a place for the company in the annals of the army history for the welfare for our martyrs,” he mentioned.
“I sincerely hope that other large industries take a page out of this book and look towards the Army and especially the people who have laid down their lives for the human service while forgetting their families,” he added.
He additional mentioned that much more must be completed for the military and the troopers who’ve laid down their lives on the road of obligation and different corporates ought to come ahead for such welfare trigger.
“Since cement is the most vital input for building a house, we felt that the Naman scheme would be extremely helpful towards meeting the housing needs of the families of martyrs,” mentioned Prashant Bangur, joint managing director, Shree Cements Ltd. in an announcement.
“It is a great honour for us to make a humble contribution to the families of our soldiers who rose above the call of service and laid their lives for the motherland. We salute the martyrs of our nation,” he mentioned.
The scheme is being carried out in affiliation with Kendriya Sainik Board and executed by the Rajya Sainik Boards (RSBs) and Zilla Sainik Boards (ZSBs), Ministry of Defence.
Ms. Sunita Devi and Ms. Sudesh, relations of martyrs, had been among the many first beneficiaries of Naman to be handed over launch orders, the corporate mentioned.