Press release from Business Wire India
Source: KIBOKO Group
Saturday, September 29, 2012 06:04 PM IST (12:34 PM GMT)
Editors: General: Entertainment, People; Business: Business services, Healthcare, biotechnology & pharmaceutical, Media & entertainment; Healthcare
Indian Company Sets World Record in Africa
New Delhi, Delhi, India, Saturday, September 29, 2012 — (Business Wire India) — KIBOKO Group of Companies today created the world’s largest carpet from medicated soaps. Witnessed, judged and recorded by representatives of LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS, this carpet was made from 350,000 bars of soap which will now be distributed among school going kids. The record not only marked the company’s 20th anniversary but also the launch of a health and sanitation campaign covering over 200 schools across Uganda.
Speaking about this achievement and the company’s ongoing CSR initiatives, Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, CEO, Kiboko enterprise, said “It is a moment of great pride for us. The youth here are affected by generally preventable diseases like cholera and diarrhea which can be avoided by simply following basic hygiene habits, like washing hands regularly with soap and taking a bath daily.” Committed to making a difference, the Group’s social responsibility intends to contribute to ‘Health and Education’, which are the two priority sectors for most developing nations.
Arthy Muthanna Singh, senior editor, Limca Book of Records, said Kiboko Group’s record was first of its kind. She declared that it will be recorded as the world’s largest soap carpet.
“This is like a sea of soaps. I have never seen so many soaps at a time,” Rebecca Kadaga, speaker of Ugandan Parliament, said while referring to the soaps spread on the shores of Lake Victoria on Friday.
Kadaga lauded the contributions of Indian entrepreneurs and business people in Ugandan economy. “Kiboko have played a very important role in Ugandan economy. They are creating employment opportunities and contributing to the economy directly and indirectly,” she said.
Indian companies like Kiboko are setting trends in social responsibilities in Africa and Kiboko’s effort has been endorsed by the Ministry of Education and one of the highest government office of The Rt. Hon Speaker of the PARLIAMENT OF UGANDA.
The celebration witnessed a stellar performance by Grace Nakimera who composed and executed a corporate anthem for Kiboko Group of companies. The afro pop singer and song writer delivered Hindi lines with ease as she enthralled the audience at Speke Resort Munyonyo
Kiboko Group of companies has diversified interest in Manufacturing and Distribution representing multiple sectors including Pharmaceutical, FMCG, and Consumer Durables & Engineering Projects for some global brands like Procter & Gamble, Phillips etc.
The Group Chairman, Mr. Chuni Shah, noted “KIBOKO is grateful to the Government of Uganda and its welcoming people for all their love and affection in these 20 years. As Uganda ushers into post 50 Years of independence in 2012 on a fresh note with commendable milestones that include Stephen Kiprotich wining the Olympic Gold in 2012 and KIBOKO Groups has set a World record for the country.’
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