AAI Fights Covid-19

Distribution of Food packets in New Delhi by CHQ

On 29th March 2020, with the help of funds collected from voluntary contribution by AAI Employees, CSR funds and Resident Welfare Association (INA Colony), food packets were distributed to 1500 – 1700 people per day. Apart from this, one week of Ration (Raw Food) was also distributed to 50-60 families (having up to Five Members Each) per day.

 

 

CSR/CER activities related to COVID-19 at MBB Airport, Agartala, Tripura

Under the CER scheme 6000 kg of food grains were procured by Agartala Airport from FCI amounting to Rs 1. 26 Lakhs with an objective to support over 1000 poor families. The food grain were then distributed to various families of Khowai district on 31st March, at Satsangpara, Usha Bazar area & Durga Chowmuhani area on 30th April 2020, at Bahadur Sardar Para in the interior of Atharamura hill range and at Kelring, Krishna Hau & Devthang areas on 02 May 2020 On 10th May 2020, food grains, masks and essential items were distributed to about 120 families in the interior of Usha Bazar area in the presence of the Hon’ble MLA and Gram panchayat leaders.

 

 

Under the CSR scheme, MBB Airport donated Rs 10 lakhs to the DM(West Tripura) and an additional amount Rs 1 lakh to Addl. DM, Gomti district, Govt of Tripura to support the  Govt. in their fight against Covid-19. The fund under CSR is aimed to help Health workers, Police and other frontline warriors deputed during Corona outbreak.

 

 

CSR activities related to COVID-19 carried out by Dibrugarh Airport, Assam

To support the Dibrugarh District Administration in the fight against COVID-19, Airports Authority of India, Dibrugarh provided funds amounting Rs. 8.00 lakhs under CSR scheme, to procure various materials for combating COVID-19. The same is being utilised to procure protective materials for Police personnel.

 

 

CSR activities related to COVID-19 carried out by Dimapur Airport, Nagaland

Dimapur Airport extended support to state administration in fight against COVID-19 by handing over the cheque of Rs. 10.00 Lacs to Deputy Commissioner, Distt. Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Dimapur.

 

 

CSR activities related to COVID-19 at LGBI Airport, Guwahati, Assam

Stitching of over 25000 masks was done from the unused fabric of AAI’s staff uniform. The stitching work was provided to the economically needy people residing at places nearby the Airport. The masks were distributed to the local population, security personnel, contract labourers etc.

 

 

During the lockdown LGBI Airport Guwahati, being a responsible organisation, distributed uncooked food items to the needy people living in the vicinity of the airport. AAI procured and distributed 10 ton of rice through Panchayats and Emergency food relief drives.

 

 

CSR activities related to COVID-19 at Jorhat Airport, Assam

Jorhat airport provided financial support of Rs. 9.81 Lakhs to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital through a cheque handed over to DC, Jorhat. 50,000 masks were also procured under CSR from Rural Woman self-help group, ‘Kaliapani, Teok’, a project of Assam Government through DC Office for a cost of Rs. 75,000.

 

 

CSR/CER activities related to COVID-19 at Shillong Airport, Meghalaya

Shillong Airport distributed food grains to about 500 needy families amid lockdown under CER. On 23.04.2020, about 5000 KG of rice was distributed to the 08 Village Panchayats covering around 506 needy families living around the Shillong Airport.

 

 

Airports Authority of India (AAI), Shillong Airport under its CSR scheme has already donated Rs 10 Lakh for the State Govt during the Covid-19 outbreak.

CSR activities related to COVID-19 at Lengpui Airport, Mizoram

AAI Lengpui Airport, provided funds amounting to Rs 10 Lakhs to Govt of Mizoram for the procurement of PPE kits. The cheque for Rs 10 lakhs was handed to Chief Minister of Mizoram on 29/04/2020 at Lengpui airport in presence of AAI and GAD(AV) officials.

 

 

CSR activities related to COVID-19 at Silchar Airport, Assam

Silchar Airport procured Rice grains worth Rs.2 Lakhs from FCI, Silchar. 80 Quintals food grains were distributed to 1600 families, comprising mostly Tea Garden & Daily wage laborers in 08 TE/Villages namely Langlacherra, Nisthol (Borkhol), Kumbhirgram, Paatichhoda, Itachura, Nursing, Larsing Park (Chhota Singa) & Airport vicinity in coordination with Shri Mihir Kanti shome , Hon'ble MLA, Udharbond.

 

 

CSR/CER activities related to COVID-19 at Imphal Airport, Manipur

Airports Authority of India (AAI), Imphal Airport under its CSR funds distributed 10,000 hand sanitisers and 10,000 face masks to the Police Department and 1000 hand sanitisers and 1000 face masks to Transport Department in presence of Hon'ble Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh.

 

 

Imphal Airport also distributed 8000 Kg Rice to needy people under CER schemes.

 

 

CSR activities related to COVID-19 at Tezpur Airport, Assam

Tezpur Airport donated Rs 10 lakhs to DC Sonitpur for procurement of Healthcare equipment and medical kits. The airport also donated Rs 10 lakhs to DC Bhalukpong, West Kemang District, Arunachal Pradesh for the same purpose.

 

 

Tezpur Airport officials also distributed food relief materials to 350 needy persons in Bhalukpong, West Kemang District, Arunachal Pradesh through EAC Bhalukpong in addition to food kits worth Rs 5.13 Lakhs to 1600 families in surrounding areas such as Dhekiajuli LAC, Holeshwar, Dekargaon, Niz Goraimari,Sonitpur.

 

 

COVID-19 related efforts by RHQ ER, NSCBI Airport Kolkata, West Bengal

On 15th May 2020, RHQ ER utilised Rs 10 Lakhs of CSR funds to distribute 70 Quintals of Rice, 20 Quintals of Dal, 34 Quintals of Potato, 2000 bottles of sanitisers, hand gloves, shoes and 250 Full PPE kits which were later distributed to families in need.

 

 

CSR activities related to COVID-19 at Coimbatore Airport, Tamil Nadu

Under CSR activities, AAI Coimbatore airport took many initiatives to combat COVID-19. The airport sponsored fully Equipped Ambulance to Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Coimbatore worth Rs 30 Lakhs.

 

 

The airport also sponsored 3 Ply Face Mask to Government Medical College and Hospital, Coimbatore as well as Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Coimbatore for Rs 1.05 lakhs. The airport also sponsored alcohol based hand to Government Medical College and Hospital, Coimbatore, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Coimbatore and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore worth Rs 1.70 Lakhs.

 

 

Health, Sanitation and Water

Out of the CSR budget, AAI ensures to spend 60 % of it on the theme of School education, Health & Nutrition, decided by Department of Public Enterprises. We spent around Rs 87 Crores on CSR activities in 25 states and UTs in financial year 2018-19, with health sector expenditure amounting to Rs 23.54 Crores. AAI is also supporting our country to achieve health sector targets set by United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Financial Support to the center for Life saving treatment of underprivileged children suffering from cancer at Tata Memorial Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra for two years for Rs. 10.00 Crores

AAI with its emphasis on supporting marginalised sections of the society, agreed to provide financial support for cancer treatment of these children. The project cost will be Rs 5 Crores a year. The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between AAI and Tata Memorial Centre was signed on 25th September 2018 for first year and Rs 5 crores has been utilised under which 361 children were supported. The MoA for second year has also been signed in November 2019.

Work for mobile maternity van programme near D.A.B.H Airport Indore, Madhya Pradesh for Rs. 1.25 Crores

The project involved provision of 6 maternity vans in collaboration with National rural Health mission (NRHM) for medical care in rural areas. The project has been completed in December 2019 and will benefit adjoining rural areas of D.A.B.H Airport Indore.

Disaster Management

Apart from their regular duty, AAI employees at Guwahati volunteered in flood-affected areas of Palasbari, Majirgaon, Kamrup near Guwahati Airport where AAI distributed cooked meals to flood affected in association with Akshaya Patra, Hare Krishna Movement, Guwahati. About 23,000 meals to people affected were distributed during the devastating Assam Floods in July 2019.

Skills Development

Airports Authority of India (AAI) in association with the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), is continuously working towards the upliftment of the underprivileged section of society especially SC/ST/OBC/Women, unemployed youth & economically weaker section (EWS) of the society. A Job oriented skill development center was inaugurated by senior officers of AAI under the program at Kokrajhar, Assam at an estimated cost of Rs. 10.59 Cr in November 2018. Similarly, a center was opened at Assam Agricultural University campus in Dec 2019.

The country's first Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre (AMSDC) was inaugurated on 27th February 2018 in Chandigarh, in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation where AAI plans to train 2360 people in various aviation related courses to uplift the under privileged youth, especially women by training them and skilling them to head start their careers in aviation.

A similar initiative is also taken up in Mumbai, Maharashtra where another Aviation Skill Development Centre, inaugurated in April 2019, to provide & promote education in aviation, to provide employable and skilled manpower to Civil Aviation Sector and to improve the socioeconomic conditions of the society as a whole.

Need based community programmes

AAI has adopted and empowered numerous community clusters and has shown them the way to community resilience. UNDP India is implementing a program ‘Resilience Building of communities around Guwahati Airport’ under the supervision of the District Administration, Kamrup. AAI has provided UNDP a fund of INR 4.5 Crores, to implement the project across 15 villages under 3 Gram panchayats of Rani Development Block. To strengthen education facilities, desktop computers were distributed in 5 high schools in Guwahati under the project to build the resilience of communities around the airports. The project will cover 15 villages in the state. The works executed include up-gradation of Anganwadi Centres, Water purifying units, Solar lamps, sanitation of villages, Mobile medical unit, and other awareness activities.

Another such intervention is the “Resilience Building of Communities around Ranchi Airport” project, which is being implemented at Namkum Development Block, Ranchi Jharkhand a rural tribal belt in Ranchi District. AAI along with the UNDP has entered a partnership which aims to toward create an enabling environment for sustainable economic and social development, with a special focus on women and children. With a net allocated budget INR 6.18 Crores, AAI along with UNDP envisions to address certain drivers of vulnerability that weakens a society from within. This project, thereby, will focus on addressing vulnerabilities related to poor access to health services, lack of quality education, socio‐economic variables, and poor community infrastructures, hence, envisioning sustainable and resilient communities. The project entails commissioning of the Mobile Medical unit, up-gradation of Anganwadi centers, renovation of toilets and solarisation of Public Health Centres.

Environment

Airports Authority of India Paper Recycling Unit

Paper is such a commodity closely related to usage in our daily lives and the use of paper in our day-today life remains indispensable. With increase in industrialization, growth and literacy etc the per capita consumption of paper is growing every year.Therefore, recycling and reuse of paper also becomes immensely significant.

The corporate world has a major role to play to promote the use of recycled paper in order to contribute to environment conservation and sustainable development in a meaningful way. Airports Authority of India has played an important Role in improving the life of people living in the vicinity of Airports through its numerous social welfare schemes. “Giving back to the community where we live and work, a commitment towards sustainable growth of communities” is the message sent to all, as the major objective of CSR of AAI and setting up of the Paper Recycling Unit in Delhi was the first CSR project which was undertaken, an initiative by the team member of Kalyanmayee under the guidance of President Kalyanmayee, Airports Authority of India Women Welfare Association, Mrs.Archana Agrawal. The Paper Recycling Unit was inaugurated by Chairman, AAI, Shri V.P. Agrawal, and Mrs. Archana Agrawal, President, AAIWWA on 2nd October, 2009. AAI became the first PSU in India to establish this Paper Recycling Unit to support the cause G.R.O.W (Government Recycled Office Waste).

The Objectives of AAI CSR Projects are to carry out activities for the development of the socially and economically marginalized communities and the underserved sections of the society at large, and to undertake social cultural and educational activities for the benefit of the members and their families.Paper unit is providing employment to 21 People. Most of the workers engaged at the unit were earlier working in the then AAI residential colony at Mahipalpur, New Delhi as Washer man, domestic help etc. and were displaced due to taking over of AAI residential colony by DIAL. We brought them here, taught them skill and gave them back their dignity.

At Present, AAI Paper Recycling Unit(AAIPRU) set up and functional at New Delhi under Regional Executive Director(NR) being one of the prime Corporate Social Responsibility Projects of AAI is an example amongst PSUs to integrate business practices and CSR.

Paper is such a commodity closely related to usage in our daily lives and the use of paper in our day-today life remains indispensable. With increase in industrialization, growth and literacy etc the per capita consumption of paper is growing every year. Therefore, recycling and reuse of paper also becomes immensely significant.

The corporate world has a major role to play to promote the use of recycled paper in order to contribute to environment conservation and sustainable development in a meaningful way. Airports Authority of India has played an important Role in improving the life of people living in the vicinity of Airports through its numerous social welfare schemes. “Giving back to the community where we live and work, a commitment towards sustainable growth of communities” is the message sent to all, as the major objective of CSR of AAI and setting up of the Paper Recycling Unit in Delhi was the first CSR project which was undertaken, an initiative by the team member of Kalyanmayee under the guidance of President Kalyanmayee, Airports Authority of India Women Welfare Association, Mrs.Archana Agrawal. The Paper Recycling Unit was inaugurated by Chairman, AAI, Shri V.P. Agrawal, and Mrs. Archana Agrawal, President, AAIWWA on 2nd October, 2009. AAI became the first PSU in India to establish this Paper Recycling Unit to support the cause G.R.O.W (Government Recycled Office Waste)

The Objectives of AAI CSR Projects are to carry out activities for the development of the socially and economically marginalized communities and the underserved sections of the society at large, and to undertake social cultural and educational activities for the benefit of the members and their families.Paper unit is providing employment to 21 People. Most of the workers engaged at the unit were earlier working in the then AAI residential colony at Mahipalpur, New Delhi as Washer man, domestic help etc. and were displaced due to taking over of AAI residential colony by DIAL. We brought them here, taught them skill and gave them back their� dignity.

At Present, AAI Paper Recycling Unit(AAIPRU) set up and functional at New Delhi under Regional Executive Director(NR) being one of the prime Corporate Social Responsibility Projects of AAI is an example amongst PSUs to integrate business practices and CSR.

AAI Paper recycling Unit has produced approx. 182 tons of paper till May, 2014 by recycling office paper waste. The notional value of paper products delivered to AAI by AAIPRU is to the tune of Rs.1,66,00,000/- (Rupees One Crore Sixty Six Lakhs approx.).When everyone is discussing Global Warming at national and International forum Some interesting facts about till May,2014 environment contribution by AAI Paper Recycling Unit alone are:

AAIPRU has saved 3105 grown up trees by recycling paper

AAIPRU has saved 748804.5 KW hrs of electricity

AAIPRU has saved 365 barrels of oil

AAIPRU has saved 1278447 gallons of water

AAIPRU has saved 547 cubic yards of landfill space.

AAIPRU has saved 3105 grown up trees which can process 45658 tons of carbon dioxide which is a significant greenhouse gas causing global warming.

Environment Awareness Initiative taken by AAIPRU: Due of its relevancein present environment the unit has attracted students from many renowned schools in Delhi and NCR. During summer vacations of the year 2011, 2012, 2013& 2014 students of renowned schools viz., Sri Ram School, Aravali, NCR, DPS (RK Puram, VasantKunj) Modern School, Sherwood Convent, DLF, NirmalBhartia School, Dwarka, have done 10 days internship and learned paper recycling process, crafting and its importance in supporting and conserving environment.

This unit has proved its credential both nationally and internationally have won Eco-innovation award “Golden Peacock Award” in year 2012, won the Times of India and Teflas “FRAME CSR Award” for the year 2012 and got “Asia’s Best CSR practice Award” in August, 2013 at Singapore. This Unit has adopted the Environment Management System and now is ISO 14001:2004 certified Unit w.e.f. November,2013.

The paper recycling unit converts paper waste collected from AAI Offices across the country, into useful paper stationery products like Kobra File covers, Folders, Visiting cards, Envelopes ( all size), letter heads, Invitation Cards, Greeting Cards, Calendars etc.. Earlier the paper waste was being burnt, dumped or sold. AAI offices across the country can send their paper stationery requirements of above products to AAIPRU.

Airports Authority of India, Paper Recycling Unit Contact details are as under :-

Airports Authority of India Paper Recycling Unit, 

AAI Transit Guest House, 

Near RangpuriKendriyaVidyalaya, 

Behind Indian Spinal Injuries Hospital, 

VasantKunj, 

New Delhi-110 037.

Land line No.01126890978. Email id of AAIPRU is : kmpaperunitatgmail [dot] com

Contact person for paper stationery requirements is :

Shri Ashok Narang, Manager(Stores), AAI PRU

Land Line No. 01126890978, 01125656335 

Mobile 09811108883, email id ashoknarangataai [dot] aero

CSR initiative towards recycling paper waste in work place - Click for Presentation.

Education

CORRECTIVE SURGERY FOR PERSONS WITH LOCOMOTORS DISABILITIES IN THE BACKWARD DISTRICT OF UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN

 

AAI supported free of cost surgeries to 500 polio and born disabled children under its CSR programme in association with Narayan Seva Sansthan, Udaipur, Rajasthan. The organization is rendering free of cost services in the field of treatment and rehabilitation of polio affected persons.After the operations patients are provided free of cost aids and appliances for their physical mobility and rehabilitation. Subsequently, they are also provided economic rehabilitation also.

Polio and Cerebral Palsy are two of the major causes of locomotors disability in India. There are a large number of children afflicted with polio are living in rural and semi urban areas in various parts of the country. Due to low socio-economic status as well as no availability of comprehensive rehabilitation services including surgical interventions in State/District Hospitals uniformly, a large number of such children are still living with physical deformities. The beneficiaries come to NSS primarily with their need for corrective surgery. All beneficiaries come with some form of locomotors disability. AAI considered undertaking the project of conducting corrective surgery to 500 persons with polio and born disability under CSR programme as the proposed initiative is based in the backward districts of Udaipur, which is the MoU adopted district for AAI for FY 2013-14. The project was completed on 31st January 2014. The project cost was Rs. 17 lakhs.

Mechanized Central Kitchen for providing mid-day meal by Akshaya Patra in association with State Government

With Airport Authority of India’s support Akshaya Patra has become a voice that fight vociferously against hunger. Both AAI and Akshaya Patra has taken up the task of providing mid-day meal to 200000 children in and around 3 kitchens i.e. Mangalagiri, Guwahati and Hazaribagh  by setting up new Mid Day Meal kitchens through Tripartite  MOU with Akshayaa Patna, District Collector and Airport Authority of India. AAI is helping Akshaya Patra in creating the state-of-the-art kitchens. These under Constuction kitchens will be using technology to cook large amount of food in a short time and keep costs low. These kitchens will be fully mechanized kitchens using steam based cooking, which is not only high efficient in cooking food in little time, but also helps vegetables to retain their nutrients. The other processes like chopping vegetables, preparing bread, loading containers are mechanized increasing the speed of delivery of food and protection against contamination. Even the vehicles used for the transportation of the cooked food to the schools are custom designed to allow for optimal storage and minimal spilling.

 

Project 1: Setting-up of Central Kitchen at Guntur, Andhra Pradesh through AkshayPatra Foundation in association with State Govt

In this scheme, the mechanized kitchen shall be constructed along with provision of vehicle for transportation.  AAI is contributing Rs. 15.33 crores for this project.  This project will provide mid-day meal to up to fifty thousand children initially everyday in Govt. schools across Mangalagiri District. The construction work for kitchen is in its final stages and soon the project will be commissioned.

 

Project 2 :  Funding for Mechanized Central Kitchen in Assam for providing mid-day meal by the AkshayaPatra in Association with State Govt.

AAI is contributing Rs. 15.33 crores for this project.  This project will provide mid-day meal to upto one lakh children every day in Govt. schools across Guwahati dstrict. The project is in commissioning phase.

 

Setting-up of Central Kitchen at Hazaribagh, Jharkhand through Akshay Patra Foundation in association with State Govt.

The modalities for this project is same as that of Central Kitchen in Mangalgiri explained above. AAI is contributing Rs. 20.00 crores for this project.  This project will provide mid-day meal to upto one lakh children every day in Govt. schools across Hazaribagh District.

Empowering people against Hepatitis: The Empathy Campaign

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are major causes of acute and chronic liver disease (e.g. cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma) globally, and cause an estimated 14 lakh deaths annually. Worldwide, there are an estimated 2,400 lakh chronically infected persons with hepatitis B particularly in low and middle-income countries. This epidemic is a silent epidemic and more than 80 % of persons infected do not about their infection till it is too late. A person can remain healthy and asymptomatic for years but at the same time it affects their liver slowly and progressively leading to severe liver damage. Since 2000, deaths from viral hepatitis increased by 22%. In India, each year, 1.5 lakh people in India die of hepatitis, which affects almost 60 million Indians. In India, viral hepatitis is a major public health challenge that requires an urgent response with prevention strategies as the key focus area.

Diseases are treated by doctors but can only be prevented by participation of society since prevention is always better than cure. The country has recently seen launch of Viral Hepatitis Control Program on July 28, 2018. The program is likely to a go a long way in providing diagnosis and treatment for the infected. However, the social milieu and the family and work milieu is unlikely to change without understanding of the suffering felt and lived by the infected. The stigma and consequent discrimination associated with these infections is a significant hindrance to care seeking, compliance and mainstreaming. Stigma for those with Hepatitis and their families manifests in many ways starting from self-isolation to ostracization from social relationships and loss of employment. It not only brings their morale and quality of life down, but also prevents them for opportunities in life available to other people. There is a huge gap between physical treatment by drugs and psycho-social support required by individuals, to help people them live a respectable life. They are denied opportunities due to the social stigma and lack of knowledge about the disease. Though, there has been scientific and technological advancement in areas of diagnostics and treatment modalities for hepatitis, there is much left to be done when it comes to awareness about the disease & coverage of vaccination and testing and treatment facilities. It is important to address these gaps so that we progress towards eliminating this disease.

On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, 28th July 2018, the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences along with the Airports Authority of India has launched “The EMPATHY Campaign: Empowering People Against Hepatitis”, a public awareness initiative which aims at spreading pan-India awareness and education on the menace of viral Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C diseases.

Empowering People Against Hepatitis or the ‘EMPATHY’ campaign, being implemented by ILBS, is a four-year project funded by AAI under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) is one such attempt to spread awareness about Hepatitis B & C and address stigma associated with the disease.



 

Project Statement

The overall goal of this four (4) year project is to spread awareness and de-stigmatize Hepatitis B &C and create an enabling environment for individuals with hepatitis B & C in India for social participation and care seeking.

 

Objectives

1.      Generate awareness on Hepatitis B and C across India through sustained advocacy and tailored behaviour change communication for developing and promoting positive behaviours at individual, community and societal levels for people               with hepatitis B & C;

2.      Create a conducive environment at sub-national level to encourage dialogue on hepatitis B & C between policy makers, program managers, care providers, civil society and the patients;



The EMPATHY Campaign aims to achieve effective behaviour change communication by increasing knowledge of stakeholders, stimulating community dialogue, promoting essential attitude change, influencing social response to stigma and discrimination, creating a demand for information and services, advocacy with policy makers and opinion leaders, promoting services for prevention, care and support, and by improving the sense of self-efficacy.

The EMPATHY Campaign will have four target recipients:

1.      General Population

2.      Patients & at-risk population,

3.      Health Care Providers

4.      Policy makers

 

The EMPATHY Campaign would be implemented by EMPATHY Resource Centre, the project secretariat, under the guidance of a Technical Working Group.

 

Scope of activities:

EMPATHY Campaign would focus generating community dialogue for empowering people against Hepatitis B & C, by implementing a mix of call to action initiatives, awareness camps, mass media and social media campaign in conjunction with each other. The EMPATHY Campaign would develop synergies with organizations/partners working on similar themes and make attempts to ensure that all activities are implemented in collaboration with relevant partners to ensure optimal utilization of resources. Further, this campaign would prioritize “Out of The Box”, Innovative approaches for advocacy.

The campaign activities would initially be focused in national capital region of Delhi and subsequently be extended to major cities of India in a phased manner. Geographic expansion would be under the guidance and in consultation with technical working group, with due consideration being accorded to maximizing the project impact within the available funding.

 

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