Mumbai, 30August, 2021: Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group announced today that its business Godrej Locks unveiled the second phase of its Covid-19 #AgentofSafety campaign. Through this initiative, the company recognized and thanked Covid-19 warriors who took charge of the safety of citizens-in-need during these tough times. Godrej Locks reached out to some of these extraordinary warriors to share their inspirational stories as they continue to work selflessly. These stories have been narrated by the warriors, who highlight their initiative, the safety measures undertaken by them along with a message to citizens as an#AgentofSafety. These video stories are featured on www.hargharsurakshit.com. #AgentofSafety is part of HarGharSurakshit, a nationwide public awareness initiative by Godrej Locks to make people safety conscious.
When the second wave of COVID-19 took a drastic turn, citizens across the country stepped forward to provide aid to those in need. Through the #AgentofSafety campaign, Godrej Locks recognizes the efforts of some of these samaritans from across the country. In Mumbai,Dr. Marcus Ranney and Dr. Raina Ranneywitnessed theimpact of the second wave first-hand and decided to take action. They kick started Meds for More, a unique initiative to collect unused COVID medicines and supply them to patients who were unable to afford healthcare. This helped the underprivileged get access to life-saving drugs, which otherwise were out of their reach.
Another inspiring story is about Bhopal basedVijay Iyer,who set out on his two-wheeler,sanitizinghomes, and spreading safety messages on COVID-19educating them to stay indoors and restrict social contact. Bhibudatta Pandafrom Odisha on the other handhelped senior citizens in his vicinity by supplying essentials and continues to help over 200 families.He also created a blood-donor database to fulfill the requirement of critical patients by ensuring accessibility for rare blood groups. Kumarpal R Chopra, Project Convener- JITO Doctor on Call, Director – JITO Chennaishared his story of how hestarted theOxygen on Wheels service, whereinunused buses were modified to accommodate oxygen concentrators for free access to patients.
PannaShrimali, a playback singer from Patna, set out wearing a PPE kit, to help COVID-positive patients in need of food and medicines. Since April 2021, he has been relentlessly helping people and has been reaching out to 500 COVID-positive patients and senior citizens daily. TarunKappala, who had returned from the United States to care for his ailing mother, was moved by the grave situation in the country. So, he decided to be in the battlefield rather than be a spectator and took it upon himself to transport COVID-positive patients in a makeshift ambulance completely free of cost.
Commenting on the initiative, Shyam Motwani, EVP and Business Head, Godrej Locks, said, “During the second wave this year, we witnessed theunfathomable impact of the virus on life and economy. However, we also saw citizens showcasing great resilience and going out of their way to aid those in need. The #AgentofSafety COVID-19 campaign is a small effort by Godrej Locks to recognize the heroes who took it upon themselves to keep citizens safe, protected, and well-informed. They have been championing the cause of safety and contributing towards keeping hundreds of people safe from the virus, everyday. In these testing times, we salute all these heroes for writing a new chapter of humanity.”
About Godrej Locks
Godrej Locks is a 123-year-old leading manufacturer of innovative locking devices. Since its inception in 1897 by Ardeshir Godrej, the name ‘Godrej’ has become synonymous with trust, protection and integrity. From the first Anchor branded lock in 1897 to the first ever spring less lock in 1907, to the iconic ‘Navtal’ in 1954, and to the postmodern biometric locks, Godrej has set every benchmark in the locks industry. Over the years, Godrej Locks have changed in form, function and scope of application. But one thing still remains the same – the solid stamp of trust and reliability. Godrej Locks adhere to global quality norms and hold ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.
With their locks reaching several countries around the world over a period of time, the brand has come a long way in delivering world-class smart locking solutions, therefore revolutionizing the very perception of a locking device from a mere functionality at an entry and exit point, to a proud pause at the doorstep, a moment to take in the significance of how far they have come. For more information, please log on to www.godrejlocks.com