Mortein's 'Machhar Sonepur Chhodo' Campaign a Huge Success

          Mortein's 'Machhar Sonepur Chhodo' Campaign a Huge Success

  PR Newswire

  PATNA, India, December 26, 2013

PATNA, India, December 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

- Awareness Campaign Reaches Out to 25 Villages Covering Over 1.7 Lakh
Residents Across 35,000 Households

- SDM and DSP Sonepur Felicitate the Winners

In a massive awareness drive which began last month, Mortein, the pest control
expert brand successfully implemented the 'Machhar Sonepur Chhodo' campaign at
the Sonepur Mela. The awareness campaign, which aimed at educating 25 villages
in Sonepur concluded with a felicitation ceremony of the Sarpanch from top 3
villages that participated in the pledge campaign. The event was graced by the
presence of Shri Rahul, SDM, Sonepur and Shri Ashok Choudhary, DSP, Sonepur
who also flagged off a fumigation drive.

Through the month long awareness drive, Mortein reached out to 25 villages
across 35000 households covering over 1.7 lakh residents in and around
Sonepur. As a part of the pledge campaign, 30 villages around Sonepur were
invited to register and take a pledge to take necessary measures for keeping
their environment mosquito free. The leading villages- Bishunpur Basant urf
Suhai, Sadullahpur Satan and Kashipur Chak Bibi were awarded.

Mr. Akhil Chandra, Managing Director, RB India said, "We all are aware of the
rising number of malaria and dengue cases across the country year on year. As
a pest control expert brand providing care for the family, Mortein believes in
taking initiatives to educate consumers on how they can take small steps to
keep mosquitoes away from their vicinity. We are proud that this year our
campaign "Machhar Sonepur Chhodo" got even bigger and was very well received
by the people of Sonepur. We are thrilled with the overwhelming response and
participation of residents. In our endeavor to educate people on healthy
homes, we urge you to continue taking appropriate measures to eradicate
mosquitoes."

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rahul, SDM, Sonepur said, "The increasing cases
of dengue and malaria is a cause of concern to everyone. We thank Mortein for
choosing Sonepur to conduct this campaign. We all should promise to ourselves
to make Bihar a mosquito-free state."

As a part of this campaign, Mortein collaborated with village Sarpanch and
school principals to organise fumigation, informative sessions for school
children, local communities and anganwadis, neem tree plantation drive, skits,
hoarding and a unique pledge ticker. In addition, at the mela, Mortein
organized multiple skits which depicted story of real life heroes from these
villages who have contributed towards generating awareness by taking
corrective measures to eradicate mosquitoes from their village.

About RB (Reckitt Benckiser):

RB (Reckitt Benckiser) is a global consumer goods leader in health, hygiene
and home. With a purpose of delivering innovative solutions for healthier
lives and happier homes, RB is in the top 25 of companies listed on the London
Stock Exchange. Today it is the global No 1 or No 2 in the majority of its
fast-growing categories, driven by an exceptional rate of innovation. Its
health, hygiene and home portfolio is led by 19 global Powerbrands including
Nurofen, Strepsils Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Lysol, Dettol, Clearasil,
Veet, Harpic, Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Woolite, Calgon, Air Wick, and
French's.RB has close to half of its revenues coming from it 2 emerging
market areas and just over half from its developed market Area.Over 70% of
core revenues come from the health and hygiene categories of the portfolio.

RB people and its culture are at the heart of the company's success. They have
an intense drive for achievement and a desire to outperform wherever they
focus, including in sustainability where the company has reduced its carbon
footprint by 20% in 5 years and is now targeting to deliver a 1/3 reduction in
water impact, 1/3 further reduction in carbon and to have 1/3 of its net
revenue coming from more sustainable products by 2020. It is also the Save the
Children charity's largest FMCG global partner, with a new partnership vision
to radically reduce the world's second biggest killer of under fives,
diarrhoea.RB has been recognised as a sustainability leader in the CDP Global
500 Carbon Performance Leadership Index and received a 2013 Sector Mover
Sustainability Award in the 10th Sustainability Yearbook.

The company has operations in over 60 countries, with headquarters in the UK,
Singapore, Dubai and Amsterdam, and sales in almost 200 countries. The company
employs approximately 36,000 people worldwide.

For more information, visit www.rb.com/in

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