Hyundai Motor India launches ‘Samarth Assistive Devices Conclave’ to promote inclusion and assistive technology

The day-long conclave provided a platform for critical discussions on topics such as the role of assistive devices in inclusion, the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities in India, and the potential of assistive technologies in para sports.

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Hyundai Motor India launches ‘Samarth Assistive Devices Conclave’ to promote inclusion and assistive technology

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), under its 'Samarth by Hyundai' initiative, hosted its first ‘Samarth Assistive Devices Conclave’ in Bengaluru. The event, part of Hyundai's ongoing commitment to societal betterment, highlighted the importance of assistive technology in empowering individuals with disabilities. In collaboration with Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, Hyundai distributed 72 technologically advanced assistive devices during the conclave.

As part of its broader initiative, Hyundai has pledged to distribute a total of 684 assistive devices over the next three years. These devices include a range of innovations such as hearing aids, wheelchairs, digital kits for the visually impaired, and bionic limbs, aimed at enhancing mobility, vision, hearing, and communication for recipients.

The day-long conclave provided a platform for critical discussions on topics such as the role of assistive devices in inclusion, the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities in India, and the potential of assistive technologies in para sports.

Tarun Garg, COO, Hyundai Motor India Limited, speaking at the conclave said “Hyundai Motor India is proud to spearhead 'Samarth by Hyundai' initiative, which reflects our commitment to leveraging technology for empowerment of individuals with disabilities. At Hyundai Motor India, we don’t just make cars but also believe in empowering society, and to empower society, we undertake social initiatives under the pillars of- Earth, Mobility and Hope. These are aligned with Hyundai’s global vision of ‘Continue’ and propagate Hyundai Motor Company’s global vision of ‘Progress for Humanity’. ‘Samarth by Hyundai' is a manifestation of this belief. Through ‘Samarth by Hyundai’, we aim to create a more inclusive society and ease the way of living for people with disabilities in India. Providing assistive devices is a step towards strengthening our commitment for the nation’s comprehensive development. Through innovative solutions, we are determined to unlock the potential of individuals with disabilities and pave the way for a more empathetic and inclusive society.”

Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar, Founder, Managing Trustee of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled shared “Progress for humanity means empowering every individual to reach their full potential. Our collaboration with Hyundai Motor India under the 'Samarth' initiative is a significant step towards creating an inclusive society where technology and compassion converge to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. We are committed to fostering a world where everyone can contribute meaningfully, and this partnership brings us closer to that vision.”

The ‘Samarth Assistive Devices Conclave’ underscores Hyundai Motor India’s dedication to creating an empathetic and inclusive society through innovative solutions and collaborative efforts.

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