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Hyundai provides technologically advanced assistive devices to people with disabilities

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Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), in a move towards societal inclusion and empowerment, hosted its inaugural ‘Samarth Assistive Devices Conclave’. The event was held under the aegis of Hyundai’s social initiative, ‘Samarth by Hyundai’, and marked a significant milestone in the company’s journey towards creating a more inclusive society for people with disabilities.

In collaboration with its NGO partner, Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, HMIL distributed 72 technologically advanced assistive devices at the conclave. These devices, part of the Samarth Assistive Devices Programme by Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF) and Samarthanam Trust, aim to enhance mobility, vision, hearing, and communication capabilities for the recipients.

HMIF has pledged to distribute a total of 684 assistive devices over the next three years under its ‘Samarth by Hyundai’ initiative. The devices range from hearing aids, wheelchairs, digital kits for the visually impaired, to bionic limbs and other innovative solutions.

The day-long conclave served as a platform for crucial dialogues on topics such as enabling inclusion through assistive devices, challenges surrounding disability in India, and investment in assistive technologies for para sports. Distinguished panelists, including Mr. Vineet Saraiwala, Founder & CEO of Atypical Advantage, Mr. Arman Ali, Executive Director of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP), Mr. Aditya Mehta, Founder of the Aditya Mehta Foundation, Inshah Bashir, Wheelchair Basketball player, and others, shared their diverse perspectives. They underscored the urgent need for awareness and accessibility of assistive devices to foster a truly inclusive society.

Hyundai Motor India, through its ‘Samarth’ initiative, aims to cultivate a more equitable and sensitized society for the differently-abled and wants them to see their true capabilities. The conclave is a testament to Hyundai’s unwavering commitment to society and its efforts to harness technology for empowerment.

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