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Mahindra World City Chennai clean Veerapuram Lake, launch tree plantation drive to mark World Environment Day

Mahindra World City employees, school children, local community members along with World Vision India, give Veerapuram Lake & Children’s Park a facelift

Chennai, June 05, 2017: Mahindra World City, Chennai (MWCC), in association with World Vision India and the local community, today successfully launched a tree plantation drive at Children’s Park in Veerapuram and also conducted a mass cleanup of Lake Veerapuram. The initiative taken up on World Environment Day, aimed at educating the community, including children to support a healthy environment, protect trees and pledge towards planting additional trees.

The community was also made aware about the advantages of environmental protection. The activity witnessed volunteers from multiple walks of life such as school children, MWCC employees, Forest Range Officer, and the panchayat members, joining hands towards achieving a common goal of promoting a green and safe environment for our children and communities.

Vivek Sharma, Business Head, Mahindra World City Chennai, said, "As pioneers of sustainable development in India, it is our ardent belief that people must connect to nature and remain committed towards environmental protection. The World Environment Day initiative symbolises our ongoing efforts to promote best practices that leverage community participation to collectively nurture the future of our nature. The environmental week will enable every individual to transform themselves into an agent of change."

MWCC’s initiatives are aimed at improving public spaces through basic infrastructure provision, renovation efforts, tree plantation and cleanliness drives. On day one of World Environment Day initiative, nearly 250 volunteers participated in the cleaning of lake and planted 150 trees, resulting in a major facelift in overall appearance of the lake.

Spanning over 1500 acres, MWC Chennai offers the comforts and conveniences of hassle-free living in a self-contained and forward-thinking integrated city. The City is home to over 1100 families across its four multi-format residential projects and enables complete living at one with nature. Residents have easy access to nearby social infrastructure; the CBSE-affiliated Mahindra World School, a hospital, banks and ATMs, a commercial centre with retail outlets and a food court, a child care centre, the MWC Club and a business hotel are all located within easy reach at MWC Chennai. With the on-site Paranur railway station and the international airport only 45 minutes away, residents are also assured of convenient connectivity by road, rail and air.

About Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd.

Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd., the real estate and infrastructure development business of the Mahindra Group, is one of the leading real estate development companies in India, and is engaged in the business of creation of residential and integrated large format developments across multiple city-clusters – Mumbai Metropolitan Region (Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Alibaug and Boisar), Pune, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Nashik, the National Capital Region (New Delhi, Gurgaon and Faridabad), Jaipur, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai. As of March 31st, 2017, the Company’s residential & commercial development footprint includes 1.29 million sq.m. (13.87 million sq ft) of completed projects and 0.83 million sq. m. (8.89 million sq. ft.) of ongoing and forthcoming projects.

The Company is developing two large format integrated business cities, under ‘Mahindra World City’ brand, in Chennai and Jaipur; built on the philosophy of ‘Livelihood-Living-Life’, these developments span over 4000 acres, house over 130 global and Indian companies and serve to drive economic growth and community development. In addition, Mahindra Lifespaces enables access to quality housing at affordable prices via its brand ‘Happinest’.

Mahindra Lifespaces is the first Indian real estate company to have voluntarily released its GRI compliant report based on the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) framework. In 2016, Mahindra Lifespaces has been ranked 28th amongst the ‘Top 100 companies in Asia’ in the 2016 Channel News Asia Sustainability ranking. www.mahindralifespaces.com

About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group is a USD 19 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 200,000 people across 100 countries.

Learn more about Mahindra on www.mahindra.com / Twitter and Facebook: @MahindraRise

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