Photo Caption (L-R) Naomi Ishii -
Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Kyoichi Tanada - President, Toyota
Motor Asia Pacific, Singapore, Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman, Toyota Motor
Corporation Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vikram Kirloskar –
Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor
Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman
of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra
Modi 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, 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
popularise hybrid in India in terms of environment and energy saving was also
discussed in the meeting.
Uchiyamada who was in India to
launch sanitation facilities that the company has built under “Swachh Vidyalaya
Campaign” in Varanasi on September 1 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 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 –
Since the launch of the
Campaign in 2014 initiated by the 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 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).
Source: Toyota Kirloskar Motor
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