CSR, culture and confluence
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd (BTMU) Chennai Branch, supported by the Consulate General of Japan in Chennai, donated furniture and stationery items as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, to the Sriperumbudur Girls Higher Secondary School.
Marking its 60th year in the country, BTMU on Saturday held an event at the school to implement the CSR activity, in which students of the school and the staff of the bank participated. Consul- General of Japan Masanori Nakano presided over the event which also comprised cultural exchange programmes, highlighting the culture of Japan.
Talking about the activity, Michihiro Enomoto, regional executive of BTMU, said that the school was chosen for the bank’s CSR initiative to make a difference to the social status of women.“There is a vast difference between the way women are treated in the West and Asian countries. Since we are a Japanese institution, we understand the importance of empowering women. In Japan too, the situation is more or less the same,” he said.
Outlining the cultural highlights of both Tamil Nadu and Japan couldn’t have been more exciting. While the delegates at the occasion enthralled the students and staff of the school with chaste Tamil, K Sreedharan, the school principal, seasoned his speech with Japanese one-liners.
The students were also given a demonstration of origami, the famous paper art from Japan.