Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada Meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi - Overdrive

Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi

03 Sep 2015 / 0

Chairman of the board for Toyota Motor Corporation, Takeshi Uchiyamada, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to discuss the company’s plans to grow in India and the bilateral ties between India and Japan.

In the meeting, Uchiyamada spoke of Toyota’s continued investments in the country since its commencement in 1997, to highlight its contribution to the Make In India campaign. The Toyota chairman also discussed the company’s interest towards reducing its environmental impact and saving energy by trying to popularise hybrids in India.

PM Modi with Takeshi Uchiyamada

On September 1, Takeshi Uchiyamada launched sanitation facilities that the company built under the Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign – a subset of the Government’s Swachh Bharat initiative. The launch event at Varanasi was attended by M Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation; Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment & Forest and Manoj Sinha, Minister of State – Railways.

The campaign, which was initiated by PM Narendra Modi in 2014, has seen support from Toyota Kirloskar Motor. They’ve been especially involved in the national programme for providing sanitation for girls at schools – another initiative aimed at reducing the number of girls dropping outs from schools. Modi had particularly appreciated their efforts in this direction. Toyota Kirloskar Motor has completed 500 such sanitation facilities across three locations — Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Vaishali (Bihar) and Ramanagara (Bangalore).


Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada meets Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

New Delhi, September 02, 2015: Mr. Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) on Wednesday met with Shri Narendra Modi, Honorable Prime Minister of India and discussed the growing Indo-Japanese bilateral ties as well as the company's plans to grow with India.

In his meeting with the Prime Minister, Mr. Takeshi Uchiyamada highlighted Toyota’s commitment towards the ‘Make in India’ campaign through continued investments every year since Toyota began operations in the year 1997. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) first launched the Prius hybrid in India in 2012 and then went on to launch the country’s first locally manufactured hybrid – Camry Hybrid in 2013. Toyota's interest to popularize hybrid in India in terms of environment and energy saving was also discussed in the meeting.

Mr. Takeshi Uchiyamada who was in India to launch sanitation facilities that the company has built under “Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign” in Varanasi on September 1st also reiterated the company’s active participation and commitment in the Government’s “Swachh Bharat Campaign”. The launch event at Varanasi was graced by the presence of Union Ministers Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Mr. Prakash Javadekar Union Minister of Environment & Forest and Mr. Manoj Sinha, Minister of State – Railways.

Since the launch of the Campaign in 2014 initiated by the Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has extended its support to the national programme of girl child sanitation aimed at reducing girl child drop-outs from school. The Honorable Prime Minister appreciated in particular the quality of sanitation facilities built by TKM. The company has announced the completion of 500 sanitation facilities across 3 locations (Varanasi, Vaishali – Bihar and Ramanagara (Bangalore).

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