#Desh Ka Zee How Zee Emerged as Hope During Devastating Second Wave of COVID

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New Delhi: When India was battling the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL), a leading media and entertainment powerhouse emerged as the hope for the country. India’s public health system was on the verge of collapse as hospitals in half the states struggled with empty hospital beds, lack of oxygen cylinders and ventilators. At the time of that trial, Zee came into the picture and saved the boat. Also Read – Zeel-Sony Merger In Everyone’s Interest, Dr Subhash Chandra Says He Sheds Invesco’s Malicious Agenda

As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Puneet Goenka-led group donated over 200 ambulances, 40,000 personal protective equipment kits across the country. Notably, Zee had announced a national level CSR campaign to augment the healthcare infrastructure of the country. As per its policy, the company had decided to support the state governments and local governing bodies.

20 ambulances, 4000 PPE kits to Rajasthan government to fight COVID-19

To help fight the COVID-19 outbreak, the media organization had provided 20 ambulances and 4000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to the Rajasthan government. The ambulance was flagged off by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot from his residence last year. CM Gehlot had expressed his gratitude to ZEE for the contribution.

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— zee rajasthan (@zeerajasthan_) October 24, 2020

46 Ambulances and 50 High Flow Heated Respiratory Humidifiers to BMC

In addition, it had also donated 46 ambulances and 50 high flow heated respiratory humidifiers to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). For those unaware, Maharashtra was the worst-hit state in India’s COVID outbreak.

150,000 meals per day to migrant workers

Zee had also provided 150,000 daily meals to migrants and daily wage earners, leveraging its partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation, a non-profit organisation. The company used its approved CSR budget to provide essential commodities to migrant workers who were badly hit during the crisis.

“Zee is committed to providing strong support to the Government of Telangana in its fight against COVID-19, with a focus on strengthening the overall health infrastructure. We sincerely hope that the donated healthcare requirements will enable the state to meet the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic and strengthen its overall health ecosystem”, said Puneet Goenka, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Zee Said then.

In addition, Zee had also provided financial assistance to over 5,000 daily wage earners working directly or indirectly with the company.

Now with the announcement of the ZEEL-SONY mega-merger, we expect the organization to continue philanthropic activities for the welfare of the society and nation-building.

Zee-Sony Mega-Merger

The Board of Directors of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), present and voting at its board meeting held on 21 September 2021, unanimously gave in-principle approval for the merger between Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) and ZEEL. The Board had concluded that the merger would be in the best interest of all shareholders and stakeholders.

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