India’s largest private bank, HDFC Bank will plant 25,000 saplings in Super Storm FANI affected 14 districts of Odisha, said Rajesh Srivastava, Zonal Head, Odisha, HDFC Bank.
Speaking on the launching ceremony of the massive Green Initiative, Mr.Srivastava said that the Bank has launched ‘My Green Legacy’, a tree plantation drive to generate awareness on afforestation post Very Severe Cyclone FANI.
FANI, which hit the State on 3 May had devastated the Coastal Districts and damaged Greenery of the State.
Accordingly HDFC Bank on 18 August announced the launch of ‘My Green Legacy’ – a tree plantation drive that brings citizens together to generate #awareness about the importance of being #clean, #green and #sustainable.
HDFC Bank’s #MyGreenLegacy was launched by Chief Guest Aditya Prasad Padhi, Chief Secretary, Odisha and Rajesh Srivastava, Zonal Head, Odisha, HDFC Bank from Bhubaneswar.
Principal Secretary Finance, Ashok Kumar Meena, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi, PCCF Odisha Sandeep Tripathi, BMC Commissioner and BDA Vice Chairman Prem Chandra Chaudhary and other senior officers of the State Government and HDFC Bank were present in the ceremony.
Chief Secretary Mr.Padhi said that the State Government has planned to plant 5 lakh saplings in the cyclone devastated zones.
Mr.Padhi said Department of Forest & Environment has chalked out plans for massive plantation program.
It has been decided that Over 25,000 saplings will be planted throughout the month of August, in 38 cities and villages of the 14 cyclone affected districts.
This initiative is aimed to help restore the environmental impact caused by the recent #CycloneFani that affected life, nature and property, said Mr.Srivastava.
Mr.Srivastava’s overdrive to lunch Green Initiative has been appreciated by Mr.Meena, Principal Secretary Finance.
Recently, the Bank had adopted 20 schools and donated Rs.10 crores for the rehabilitation process under its #Parivartan initiative.
HDFC Bank’s #Parivartan program is the umbrella brand for all its social initiatives. It is the Bank’s way of contributing to long-term, sustainable change in society as a whole.
Mr. Srivastava said “Odisha witnessed major destruction to its environment in the aftermath of Cyclone Fani. We lost a lot of green cover in the state. As a responsible corporate citizen, we are always looking at ways in which we can create a positive impact on the environment. Through this initiative we are aiming to work towards creating a cleaner, greener and sustainable future.”
HDFC Bank also works to raise customer awareness on environmental sustainability as part of its '#GoGreen' initiative. Customers are encouraged to actively participate in protecting the environment through small steps such as switching to paperless options like email statements for their banking needs.