December 29, 2015
Suzlon organized an awareness programme on Dengue prevention in Melailandakulam village, Tirunelveli
- The awareness programme was attended by 2,000 villagers
- 500 litres of Nilavembu Kudineer(medicine prepared from herbs)was distributed to 2,000 villagers
Tirunelveli: Suzlon Foundation, in partnership with the Association for Integrated Rural Development
(AIRD) and representatives of Melailandakulam village, organised an awareness programme on the
prevention of Dengue and other water borne diseases. The initiative was undertaken to educate the
villagers on the prevention of, and methods to cure, water borne diseases, especially with the recent
heavy rains in Tamil Nadu.
In addition to raising awareness, Nilavembu Kudineer, a potent anti-viral medicine against viruses
causing Dengue and Chikungunya fevers, was distributed to 2,000 villagers who attended the
programme. The medicine is recognized by the government health department as an effective
treatment during epidemics.
Speaking about the initiative, Dr. Jasmine Sofia Gogia, General Manager, Suzlon Foundation said,
Given that dengue cases are increasing at an alarming rate, it is imperative to spread awareness on the
causes of dengue and the preventive measures. It was a collaborative effort with the support of doctors
from nearby hospitals, the village panchayat and active participation of the villagers. Suzlon endeavours
to achieve social, economic and ecological development around all its areas of operations.
Sustainable development is at the core of Suzlons CSR outreach and we believe that we have the
responsibility to nurture and enhance the financial, natural, social, human and physical resources
around our operating areas. Suzlon Foundation, an autonomous body, is responsible for ensuring the
integration of CSR initiatives across all Suzlon business operations, and has developed a grassroots
framework which responds to the neighbourhood needs. Apart from being a technology leader, Suzlon
aims to champion the cause of sustainable energy and create a lasting and harmonious environment.