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HDFC Celebrates World Habitat Day at Seevali Maha Vidyalaya, Borella.
In commemorating World Habitat day 2014, HDFC Bank organized a special programme at the Seevali Madya Maha Vidyalaya, Borella recently with the collaboration of UN Habitat Colombo office. The objective is to make awareness on World Habitat day theme, importance of protecting the environment in our towns and cities, basic human rights on adequate shelter among the school children. Parallel to this event, gift packs containing exercise books and other stationary items were provided to the children of this school and reading books were donated to the school library.

The World Habitat Day of this year has fallen on 6th of October (Monday), and the United Nations has chosen to turn the spotlight on the people who live or have lived in informal settlements, listening to "Voices from Slums". The goal is to raise awareness of life conditions in some areas which are crowded, with inadequate shelter, poor or no water and sanitation facilities and no security of tenure. In commemorating this special day and with that objective HDFC Bank has chosen Seevali Maha Vidyalaya, where most of the students are from under served settlements.

HDFC Bank's Chief Finance Officer Mr.D.V.Pathirana, Chief Manager(Business Development & Marketing) Mrs.H.S.Gunathilake , Vice Principal of Seevali Madya Maha Vidyalaya Mr.G.H.Anura, Primary Principal Mrs. Dayani Perera, Representatives from UN Habitat office in Colombo and members of the HDFC bank staff were also participated in this event.