Press release from Business Wire India
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 07:50 PM IST (02:20 PM GMT)
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Citi India Gifts Children a Unique DLF IPL Experience
Hosts Pratham Learning Centre Children to a VVIP Viewing Treat
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 -- (Business Wire India) -- As part of its Citizenship program, Citi India, an official partner of the DLF IPL, hosted over 30 children in the age group of 8-14 years as its special guests at the April 12th match between Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Nagpur. These children, all of whom are from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, attend Pratham Learning Centers and were accompanied by NGO functionaries and teachers. Pratham is a longstanding community partner of Citi India. Pratham programmes supported by Citi Foundation have till date positively impacted over 300,000 children across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh,Delhi and Rajasthan.
Speaking on the occasion, N. Rajashekaran, Country Business Manager, Consumer and Commercial Banking, Citi India, said, "We are delighted to share the privileges of our sponsorship of the DLF IPL with these children and gift them the best seats in the stadium. We will continue to explore such unique opportunities with our community partners in future too."
"One of the goals of our association with the DLF IPL is to create a range of memorable Citi Moments of Success. In sharing our sponsor privileges with such a deserving group of kids, we are thrilled to have created a very special Citi Moment of Success."
Mallika Singh, Director, Pratham, said, "Citi Foundation has been a long-time supporter of Pratham's education programmes and has been providing children with an opportunity for a better future. The match is another wonderful opportunity and we would like to thank Citi for it. The children are very excited to be seeing their heroes live and have been
talking about it for days.
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