Log In

Company : Citi 
Saturday, May 26, 2012 3:40PM IST (10:10AM GMT)
Citi India Bats for Children During 200th Global Anniversary
Contributes Rs 10 lakhs to Children Fighting Cancer,Hosts 200 Children at DLF IPL Matches
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

In celebration of its 200th year anniversary, Citi today announced a contribution of Rs 10 lakhs to the NGO CanKids. At the start of the season Citi pledged to contribute Rs 2 lakhs to CanKids, each time a team made 200 runs in an innings. This year, four teams crossed the double century mark and Citi handed over a cheque of Rs 10 lakhs to CanKids during the semi finals on May 25, 2012.CanKids will use this money to build awareness for the early detection of cancer and to support children fighting bone cancer.

In addition, Citi also hosted 200 children from the NGOs Pratham and Magic Bus at matches in Vizag and Cuttack. At all of these matches, Citi's young guests were extended hospitality and enjoyed the action on the field from the best seats in the stadium.

"I loved to see the match and could not believe that I was actually in the big stadium. My parents saw me on TV and were very proud. Thank you Citi." Said Ravi Kusumpati a young guest from Pratham.

These initiatives are part of Citi's commitment to communities through its Corporate Citizenship function that is based on the key pillars of programmatic grants, employee Engagement and Local Charitable Contributions.

Pratham is a long-standing partner of Citi, and is the largest NGO working to provide quality education to underprivileged children across India. Magic Bus creates local community mentors who work with youth and children through a weekly curriculum that includes the use of sporting activities as metaphors to change behavior in the areas of education, health, gender and livelihoods. Citi also shares a strong relationship with CanKids, an organization that supports children with cancer and their families across India.

About Citi

Committed to India for over 110 years, Citi takes pride in being a premier locally-embedded financial institution backed by an unmatched international network. Citi's presence in India spans 42 Citibank branches across 30 cities and over 700 ATMs. With capital invested of over US$4 billion, Citi is the single largest foreign direct investor in the financial services industry in India and offers consumers and institutions a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management. Citi is an employer of choice to approximately 7000 employees in India. Citi's franchise in India includes businesses such as equity brokerage, equities distribution, private banking (Citi Private Bank) and alternate investments and private equity (CVCI). In line with our commitment to make a positive difference in the communities where we work, Citi India's citizenship programme targets its strategic efforts in the priority focus areas of Financial Capability & Asset Building, Microfinance, Enterprise Development, and Youth, Education & Livelihoods.

Additional information may be found at http://www.online.citibank.co.in/press-room/citi-in-india.htm

To view the photograph, please click on the link below:
(From R - L) Sanjeev Kapur, Chief Marketing Officer, Citi India presented a cheque of Rs. 8 lakhs to Poonam Bagai, CEO, CanKids, prior to the semi final match on May 25th. Post this, Chennai Superkings scored another 200 runs, taking Citi's contribution to Rs.10 Lakhs.

For News Release background on Citi click here
Media Contact Details
Jane Ong, Citi, +91 (22) 40015056, jane.g.ong@citi.com
Pooja Ahluwalia, Citi, +91 (124) 4186868, pooja.ahluwalia@citi.com
Ritish Das Gupta, IPAN Hill and Knowlton, +91 9870247298, rdasgupta@ipanhillandknowlton.com
Submit your press release
More News from Citi

01/05/2018 6:34PM

Citi Private Bank Shares Critical Insights into the World of Family Offices

Citi Private Bank today revealed new thought leadership content for executives in the family office industry, who are increasingly relied upon by the world’s wealthiest families to manage their wealth and other ...

13/11/2016 1:04PM

सिटी ने ओपन बैंकिंग के लिए लॉन्‍च किया ग्‍लोबल एपीआई डेवलपर हब

सिटी ने आज नया वैश्विक एपीआई डेवलपर हब (API Developer Hub) (developer.citi.com) लॉन्‍च किया है, जिसका उद्देश्‍य डेवलपरों को तेजी से जोड़ना और उन्‍हें पहले से कहीं ज्‍यादा त्‍वरित गति ...

11/11/2016 8:30PM

Citi Launches Global API Developer Hub to Enable Open Banking

Today, Citi announced the launch of a new global API Developer Hub (developer.citi.com) to rapidly connect with developers and enable them to build innovative client solutions faster than ever before. The global ...

Similar News

14/11/2018 7:40PM

Mindteck Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2018

Mindteck (India) Limited (BSE: 517344 and NSE: MINDTECK), a global technology company, today reported its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.

No Image

14/11/2018 6:43PM

Jam City and Disney Announce Multi-Year Mobile Games Development Partnership

Jam City, a leader in mobile entertainment, today announced a multi-year mobile games development partnership with Disney that includes Jam City taking over Disney’s popular mobile game, Disney Emoji Blitz. ...