In keeping with its unwavering commitment to the preservation of biological diversity under the Project Hero Green Drive, Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, handed over 300 motorcycles to the Himalayan Eco Restoration, Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Enhancement Society in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
As part of the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform “Hero WeCare”, Hero MotoCorp handed over 300 motorcycles, specially equipped with hooters, flashlight, leg guard, helmet lock and waterproof side bags along with 600 helmets. These motorcycles will enable the forest guards and rangers to conduct effective active patrols in the forest, thereby increasing their mobility to keep a check on poaching and illegal deforestation, forest fires, and protection of trees/forest and wild animals.
The motorcycles were handed over to Mr. Subodh Uniyal, Minister of Forests, Language & Technical Education, Government of Uttarakhand by Bharatendu Kabi, Head – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Corporate Communication, Hero MotoCorp, in the presence of senior government officials and senior executives from Hero MotoCorp.
Bharatendu Kabi, Head – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Corporate Communication, Hero MotoCorp said, “Hero MotoCorp has always been committed to environmental protection and nurturing of the biodiversity. Our ‘Project Green Drive’ initiative is aligned with this vision as part of our CSR projects under the umbrella platform “Hero We Care”. In the state of Uttarakhand, we have multiple ongoing community initiatives – including healthcare, education, family & child welfare and the environment. We deeply cherish our association with the state government of Uttarakhand and we will continue to collaborate in various initiatives to further strengthen this partnership.”