- Supported by bank partner Punjab National Bank in this initiative; completion of second toilet facility after the Odisha initiative
- More than 800 children including girls and boys of Standard I to V to benefit from the facility
- Educational campaign to bring behavior change towards cleanliness and hygiene
New Delhi, October 06, 2015: PNB MetLife, among the leading life insurers, along with Punjab National Bank (PNB) and NGO partner, Habitat for Humanity, has constructed toilet facility for more than 800 children in Nagar Nigam Prathmik Bal Balika Vidyalaya, Lal Bagh, New Delhi. On this occasion, a health and hygiene workshop was also organised for the children. As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility program, this initiative demonstrates the commitment of the organisation towards promoting health and hygiene among children.
The health and hygiene workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Rajesh Yaduvanshi, Field General Manager, Delhi & NCR, Punjab National Bank, representatives from PNB MetLife and Mr. Pooran Mal, School Principal, in the presence of other teachers of the school. Supporting Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and demonstrating its commitment towards promoting health and hygiene among children, the initiative is aimed at preventing open defecation in the school. The PNB MetLife supported project, especially provided two separate toilets - one for girls and one for boys, ensuring appropriate support and equal chance for girls to continue their education.
As a part of the launch, a professional skit was organised for the children to create awareness around good health and hygiene practices and bringing about a behavioral change among them. Furthermore, sanitation leaders will be elected among the students to monitor cleanliness, proper use of toilets and bring sanitation issues to the notice of the School Principal. The Principal will also give away best ‘Sanitation hero’ prize to motivate the kids further.
As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program, PNB MetLife has also been running various initiatives and programs around education and development of underprivileged children, health and hygiene, promotion of badminton and Financial Inclusion in India. The company has impacted the lives of more than 25,000 children in the last one year, through its programmes in the state of Jammu & Kashmir and Karnataka.
About PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited
PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited (PNB MetLife) is one of the fastest growing life insurance companies in the country, having as its shareholders, MetLife International Holdings LLC. (MIHL), Punjab National Bank Limited (PNB), Jammu & Kashmir Bank Limited (JKB), M. Pallonji and Company Private Limited and other private investors, with MIHL and PNB being the majority shareholders. PNB MetLife has been present in India since 2001.