Honda India Foundation (HIF) organised a Health Mela in the Mokalwas village of Manesar, Haryana

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27th, Feb 2024: As a part of Health Care initiatives of Honda India Foundation, a “Health Mela” was recently organised in collaboration with Impact Guru Foundation, Rotary International, District Administration and Deepalaya NGO. It was a significant leap in Honda India Foundation’s dedication to societal assistance by empowering the populace. This social impact endeavour was organised in the Mokalwas Village of Manesar, Haryana.

Honda India Foundation (HIF) organised a “Health Mela” in the Mokalwas village of Manesar, Haryana

The “Health Mela” witnessed the esteemed presence of Shri Vinay Dhingra (Trustee, Honda India Foundation) and Shri Katsuyuki Ozawa (Trustee, Honda India Foundation) who interacted with the local audience. The other dignitaries to the event included Shri Mahesh Kumar (Village Sarpanch, Mokalwas), Shri Vikas Poonia (District Manager, CSC), Sandeep Gupta (Chief Medical Officer at Primary Health Centre, Kasan) Shri Narendra Singh (Principal, Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Mokalwas) and Shri Jitender Dhillon (District Social Welfare Officer). The event was an amalgamation of core activities including Health Camps, Eye Check-up camp, Blood Donation Drives, Basic Medical Screening, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Govt. schemes like Aadhar, Family ID, Ayushman card, Correction and Updation.

Th state of healthcare in Mokalwas village like many rural areas in India faces significant challenges and disparities. One of the primary concerns is the lack of healthcare facilities within proximity to the village. Mokalwas faces absence of primary health care centres forcing residents to travel long distances to access medical services. To address these obstacles, Honda India Foundation (HIF) took the inaugural move. HIF, keeping basic health care as a priority has already been running Mobile Medical Units (MMU’s) in Manesar and has also established a Health Centre at Naurangpur that provides basic OPD services. Taking a step forward in this aspect to ensure doorstep delivery of basic facilities and amenities, it organised the Health Mela that brought essential medical services and information directly to the community, thus making healthcare more accessible to villagers who faced barriers in accessing traditional healthcare settings.

The Health Mela saw active involvement from over 1000 plus beneficiaries throughout the various events of the day. Many villagers were given fundamental medical assistance such as blood-pressure checks, cholesterol tests and Glucose Monitoring and were made aware about various communicable and non-communicable diseases, their early detection and prevention. The blood donation camp witnessed a remarkable turnout of generous donors, emphasizing the importance of community solidarity and compassion.

The Mela also laid emphasis on bringing behavioural change among citizens by raising awareness about the importance of cleanliness and hygiene through Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Awareness. It highlighted the prevention of open defecation and accentuation of proper waste management. Another remarkable feature of the mela was assisting villagers with Aadhar card updation and correction which is highly essential in availing banking services, health care facilities and other social welfare schemes.

Honda’s corporate philosophy is founded on the fundamental principles of “Respect for the Individual” and the “Three Joys” to support Honda’s universal passion: to improve the quality of people’s daily lives. The Health Mela aligns with Honda’s fundamental principles and harmonises its long-term mission of becoming a ‘Company that Society wants to Exist’.

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