Muthoot Pappachan Foundation In National Campaign Against Ragging

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  • (1888PressRelease) September 09, 2010 - Jaipur - Muthoot Pappachan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Muthoot Pappachan Group, today, flagged off India's first national campaign against ragging at Seedling Institute of Design Technology and Management at Jaipur. This ongoing month long campaign is a platform for student communities across the nation to speak up against ragging and take a pledge that they would not rag their juniors. Mr. Sandeep Bhakshi, Chancellor, Jaipur National University & Honorable Chief Guest of the function flagged off the bus campaign in Jaipur. Prior to the Jaipur flag-off, the bus was flagged off at New Delhi by Mr. Thomas George Muthoot, Director, Muthoot.

    Commenting about the Jaipur flag off, Mr. Thomas George Muthoot, Director, Muthoot Pappachan Group, said, "Year-on-year, after the commencement of the new academic year, the menace of ragging is ever increasing. Having understood the intensity of this menace, as a socially responsible organization, we wanted to approach this issue and take action. "We are serious about the anti-ragging campaign; all of us are affected by the menace, a lot more than many students or their parents are willing to admit."

    India's proposed longest running anti-ragging bus will be traveling across nine cities in India and covering over 40 colleges to garner support from student communities through a signature campaign.

    The 'Bus Aur Nahin' anti-ragging roadshow will be supported with two short public service films that will be telecast over major national news and youth-focused channels. The entire campaign is spearheaded and rolled out by Muthoot Pappachan Foundation.

    The campaign is also supported by Desitara, the world's largest talent portal, to conduct the 'Ragging Ki Band Bajao' competition. This is an opportunity for students to form a band and to compose music and lyrics to express their support against ragging. The winner will get an opportunity to perform at the Grand finale and be felicitated by key dignitaries.

    About Bus Aur Nahin campaign

    With the increasing menace of ragging across the country, Muthoot Pappachan Foundation is rolling out a nationwide awareness campaign against ragging. The anti-ragging bus called 'Bus Aur Nahin' will travel across campuses and would invite students support to sign against India's longest canvas and pledge that they would not rag their junior.

    About Muthoot Pappachan Foundation

    Muthoot Pappachan Foundation promotes art, culture, sport, talent and creates awareness on social issues. The value ingrained in the system by the Founder, Muthoot Pappachan, has ensured the consistent act of giving back to society. Supporting the arts, sport and academic excellence being one chapter of its social responsibility, sustainable development through empowerment is another. The third and wider chapter involves empowerment of women, children, entire villages and communities in different parts of the country.

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    For further details, please contact:

    John J. Kallarackal
    Muthoot Pappachan Foundation
    Email: john.jk ( @ ) muthoot dot com
    Mobile: +91-8891888050

    Sindhu Rajasekharan
    Perfect Relations
    Email: sindhur ( @ ) perfectrelations dot com
    Mobile: +91-9841931320

    Mathew Jacob
    Muthoot Pappachan Foundation
    Email: mathewjacob ( @ ) muthoot dot com
    Mobile: +91-9633849767

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