ASHOK LEYLAND DONATES BUS TO BALM The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM)
Ashok Leyland Donates a 46 seater Stag Bus to The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM)
Assists students with greater mobility
Chennai, 21st April, 2016: Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, and the second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in India, donated a bus to happy wheels The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental health (BALM), to enable efficient movement between locations, and strengthen student immersion programme.
The 46-seater Stag bus will help transport students to campus, for fieldwork, and visits to other institutions. Mrs Madhuri Menon, Dean, BALM, said, “Mental health is largely ignored in India due to the social stigma associated with it. BALM is grateful to Ashok Leyland for supporting our work.”
Handing over the keys to the team from BALM, Mr.T. Venkataraman, Senior Vice-President, Global Buses, Ashok Leyland said, “Ashok Leyland has always been involved with community projects and we are pleased to offer our expertise in mobility solutions to BALM. Stag is an efficient, reliable, and proven platform that will benefit students of BALM.”
An active partner in community engagement, Ashok Leyland has donated buses to various schools, mostly catering to children from economically challenged backgrounds, many of whom are specially abled.
About Ashok Leyland
Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, is the 2ndlargest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India, the 4th largest manufacturer of buses in the world and one of the largest manufacturers of trucks globally. With a turnover in excess of US $2.3 billion (2012-13) and a footprint that extends across 50 countries, Ashok Leyland is one of the most fully-integrated manufacturing companies this side of the globe.
For More info: http://www.ashokleyland.com/
Established in 1993, The Banyan, is a registered not for profit organisation in Chennai, India, providing comprehensive mental health services for persons with mental illness, living in homelessness and poverty at community and institutional settings. The organisation is driven by the principal goal of restoring the ability to exercise freedom and choice for those affected by mental health issues.
For more info :http://balm.in/
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