Mumbai, February 06, 2011: JM Financial, India’s leading integrated financial services group, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, today successfully organised its annual fund raising event “Walkathon 2011”. The walk began at 07:45 am from opposite The Oberoi Hotel, Marine Drive and was flagged off by Mr. Nimesh Kampani, Chairman, JM Financial Group.
Initiated in the year 2002, JM Financial Walkathon is a 6 km walk along the picturesque Marine Drive sea front in Mumbai. In the past, the Walkathon has helped raise funds for various deserving causes. This year the event saw enthusiastic response from over 400 people.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nimesh Kampani, Chairman, JM Financial Group, said, “We would like to thank everyone from our clients to employees for their support and active participation. Such initiatives give us an opportunity to come together and reach out to make a difference to the lives of the under privileged. We will continue to strengthen our resolve to contribute time, resources and funds and make the Walkathon a bigger event with every passing year.”
JM Financial has actively adopted Corporate Social Responsibility as a key component of its corporate citizenship and have supported various philanthropic initiatives from time to time. JM Financial Foundation is one of the entities through which the CSR activities are undertaken. The main areas of focus include relief for victims of natural calamities, supporting education initiatives and participation in health promotion projects.