5000 children in Maharashtra to benefit from ‘Badhte Kadam’

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Initiative by Gemini Cooking Oilto promote healthy and active lifestyle

Pune,13thFebruary2019: As part of its endeavour to support local communities, Gemini Cooking Oil, the flagship brand of Cargill’s oil business in India, todayannounced‘Badhte Kadam’. This three-year programin partnership with MagicBus will help address health and nutritional deficiencies amongst 5000 adolescent school going children in Kurkumbh, Maharashtra.Through this program the brandwill help strengthen community structures including nutrition and health awareness with parent, teacher and youth groupsas well as school system to support holistic development of the adolescent children, enrolled under the program.

The program was formally launched today at S.P College Grounds, Tilak Road in Pune overan enthralling Kabaddi finalebetween the participating children and was attended byMr. Akhil Ghogare, Deputy Director, Industrial Health & Safety (DISH) Pune amongst other dignitaries. The finale was the culmination of a month-longsport tournament held between 16 competing teams from the schools, in and around Kurkumbh. The winners wereawarded trophies and all the participating children received tournament memorabilia including medalsand certificates.

Speaking at the event, Milind Pingle, Sales&Marketing Director, Cargill’s oil business in Indiasaid, “In line with our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable manner, we forge programs and partnerships that create sustained value. Brand Geministands for good health and well-being and the Gemini Badhte Kadam program, will promoteadoption of healthy and active lifestyleby children for life with an aim to multiply the impact many times across the wider communities in the region.”

Also commenting on the association, Alpa Chauhan, Regional Director, Magic Bus said, “We are pleased to be partnering with Gemini Cooking Oil for the Badhte Kadam program. Together we have –been doing good work in the region over the past six months. What makes this partnership work well is the commonality of our goal of ensuring life skill training to empower children with knowledge about nutrition, health, communication, teamwork, problem solving. This will help children have a high probability of completing graduation or vocational skilling and thereon moving into sustainable employment in the long run. We look forward to together, achieving many more milestones in this journey.”