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Samsung India Spreads Happiness During the ‘Joy of Giving Week’
Samsung India employees from across the country recently took part in the ‘Joy of Giving Week’, helping the less-privileged to make a positive change in communities it operates in.
As part of the week-long ‘Joy of Giving Week’ in October, also known as Daan Utsav, employees at Samsung’s manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai organized a series of initiatives for over 700 less-privileged people. Employees at the facility collected over INR 1 lakh and around 2,000 volunteers donated new clothes and school bags to students.
Employees at Samsung Research Institute, Delhi (SRI-D) joined hands to give back to society by donating desks in two government schools—Government Junior High School and Government Primary School at Raipur, Sector 126, Noida. Volunteers from SRI-D donated 95 desks and also organized a health camp for the students.
In the health camp, a group of young doctors conducted dental and oral treatment and gave the students basic healthcare tips. The program was organized in collaboration with a reputed charitable hospital.
The ‘Joy of Giving Week’ is celebrated every year through ‘acts of giving’ by indulging in simple acts of kindness or voluntarily sharing of time or knowledge with the less-privileged.
Another group of Samsung employees from Samsung Research Institute, Noida (SRI-N) visited a primary school in the vicinity, at Sector 62, Noida and distributed stationery items to students.
Employees at Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore (SRI-B) also participated with enthusiasm. About 100 volunteers from the Bangalore office took part in planting 2,000 saplings in areas around the campus. Another 500 volunteers donated blood for a blood bank.
Earlier this year, a team of over 120 volunteers from SRI-B had visited various schools to donate 160,000 notebooks and 38,500 pens to over 30,000 students in two days.