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Korean manufacturer Hyundai donates Rs 5 Crore to the Tamil Nadu chief minister’s relief fund to help the government take care of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Hyundai Motors India, via its CSR wing Hyundai Motor India foundation, has announced that it will donate a sum of Rs.5 Crore to the Tamil Nadu chief minister’s relief fund in an effort to help contribute against the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic. A majority of Hyundai’s operations are based in the state of Tamil Nadu with its big plant in Sriperumbudur that has suspended production recently due to this COVID-19 outbreak and as per the government lockdown guidelines.
Speaking on the development, SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India said, “As a responsible and caring automobile brand, we stand united with the Government of Tamil Nadu to provide relentless support in these challenging times. This contribution is an expression of our solidarity with the people of the state which has been home for Hyundai for over two decades. In line with our Global Vision – ‘Progress for Humanity’, Hyundai is committed to undertake all efforts that will help India overcome this crisis.”
The South Korean car manufacturer has been helping out in other ways as well during this COVID-19 crisis, by importing test kits and ventilators from South Korea and giving it to local authorities across India so that they can use them. These test kits that were imported helped facilitate at least 25,000 people. At the same time, it is also distributing other safety kits such as masks and dry rations to people in need. Hyundai is also actively helping out its customers by extending support to them in terms of increasing customers warranty by two months or offering free service at dealerships.