Canon India strengthens its resolve to empower youth of the country
India, December 21, 2018: Reinforcing its commitment towards the key pillars of ‘Education’ and ‘Empowerment’ under its ‘4Es’ policy, Canon India, one of the leading imaging players in the country conducted a series of photography workshops for children in the Juvenile home in New Delhi, under its CSR endeavor ‘Canon India Involve’. In association with the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Delhi, the programme is aimed towards training the children in the age group 16-18 years in protective custody to widen their horizon and create chance for employment.
Through the initiative, the organization has trained 40 children on the basics of photography and enabled them to learn the art. Further, during the three months training, 15 children successfully completed the workshop and were felicitated for their contribution.
Commenting on their new endeavor, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India said, “At Canon India, we have been able to touch many young lives and communities through our various CSR endeavors. Today, we are further strengthening our commitment towards the youth of the nation by associating with the Juvenile Home in Delhi. By giving the children a chance to explore opportunities beyond their confines, we are investing in a better and brighter future for them. Photography as a beautiful form of art will enable them with a platform to express themselves and give them paramount sense of fulfilment. Our dedication towards nurturing the photography culture in the country will empower and assist the youth in developing a career out of it. It gives me immense pride to have extended the outreach of our CSR initiatives to more communities and groups, along with our adopted villages. We further plan to foster our association with the juvenile home in future through our continued CSR efforts.”
Marking the day with celebrations at the Juvenile Home, the children welcomed everyone through a song, which was followed by an inspiring speech by Mr. Gary Lee, CFO and Vice President, Canon India. The event also saw participation from both Canon employees and children in various cultural activities. Mr. Jitendra Jain, Joint Director, Ministry of Women and Child Development also presided over the event to encourage the children. A special photo exhibition was also conducted to showcase pictures clicked by children during the workshop accompanied by a felicitation ceremony.
As part of their umbrella CSR programme ‘Canon India Involve’, The company has four adopted villages under its flagship CSR programme – ‘Adopt a Village’. These include, Karanjoti in Mumbai, Maharaja Katte in Bangalore, Sol Gohalia in Kolkata, and Maheshwari in Haryana. Along with, they are also associated with SOS Villages across the country. Canon employees regularly volunteer to visit their adopted villages, engage with children through interactive sessions on different topics. They also actively participate in various tree plantation drives, which form an integral part of the Canon’s CSR philosophy named 4E’s. Engagement activities like these help to build a close connection with the villagers and further develop the vibrant culture of social responsibility that already exists in the company.
About Canon Group
Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon is guided by the “Kyosei” philosophy of living and working together for the common good. Canon strives to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, consumer and professional imaging devices, network cameras, healthcare and industrial equipment. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan with the goal of serving the society with advanced technologies and becoming a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 is the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 367 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 197,673 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2016)
About Canon India
Canon India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., is a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging product and solutions in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people. Canon has over 500 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon India till date has opened over 250 retailer stores accredited as “Image Square” across 100+ cities in the country. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 583 towns covering 17,800 PIN codes across India - which comprises of 270 Camera collection points, 15 Camera repair centers, 257 Printer repair centers, 215 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of December 20, 2018)
In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, Managed Document Services, Fax-Machines, Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, All-in-ones, Digital Cameras, DSLR’s, Cinematic Imaging Products, Camcorders, Cable ID Printers and Card printers catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs. In 2017, the imaging leader recorded a double digit growth.