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Deputy Commissioner Gurugram, Dr Yash Garg assures support to FII delegation


The delegation of the Federation of Indian Industry (FII) met Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram, Dr Yash Garg, with a proposal to join hands with the district administration in pursuing various social activities under the CSR division of FII.

Mr Deepak Jain, Director General FII, the guiding light of the organization, gave a brief introduction about the work and vision of FII, which is a non-profit organisation and an advisory between the government and industries

The representative body of CSR division was headed by Mr Harbhajan Singh, who comes with an illustrious background specialised in CSR and human resources for over three decades.  

The other senior members of FII (CSR division) in the meeting included Dr Vandana Thakran (Chairperson Health) who has a chain of dental clinics in the city, Vineeta Jerath (Chairperson Women Empowerment) comes with a rich media & communication experience of over two decades and has closely worked for social causes and CSR activities, General Secretary (Haryana Chapter) Mr Deepak Maini, and Dr Arun Thakran.

The focus of the meeting remained on healthcare and some wonderful suggestions came from both sides to work together for the greater cause of the lesser privileged community.

The delegation shared the proposal with the DC to extend support through its CSR activities in the areas of Health, Women Empowerment, Road Safety, Sports, and Special Needs Children.

File picture of a past FII event in Haryana

Under its Health division, FII proposed to adopt PHC of Kasan village and community centre of Kukdola to extend medical services by supporting actively in running these set ups and gradually spread the reach to nearby villages, preparing for the expected yet another wave of Covid.

Dr Yash Garg who comes from a medical background, was quick to make suggestions on areas of health that needed attention. He laid stress on the need of nutrition of women especially the expecting and lactating mothers, cases of thalassaemia and need of blood banks, lack of availability of facilitates for dialysis and early detection of breast cancer among women.

Without mincing words, Yash Garg said, “I believe that prevention impacts the greater number of people than cure. By creating awareness in people, we can to some extent reduce their vulnerability towards some diseases.’’ He supported the idea of a Public-Private partnership to bring about better facilities to the villages and the poor in the district.  

Seconding his thought was Mr Jain, “Unfortunately if a serious disease sets in, for those who cannot afford the treatment, can take away their financial assets along with their other strengths.’’

Mr Jain, being a philanthropist and someone who has gone through the tough experience of losing his mother to cancer, proposes to start a cancer detection centre and a Cath lab at the proposed sites.

Mr Harbhajan Singh said, “I believe in taking small steps one at a time and making it big. I assure you that our experienced & passionate team will make a visible difference in the areas where it gets involved to strengthen the hands of the district administration.   

The meeting concluded on a very positive note as the delegation agreed to meet the DC again with the entire road map of activities to undertake in next year. 

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