Janashakthi backs VCOC Vintage Car Rally

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For the fifth consecutive year, Janashakthi Insurance sponsored the recently held Vintage Car Rally organised by the Vintage Car Owners’ Club (VCOC). Celebrating the day in style, over 60 vintage cars flagged off from Taj Samudra Colombo. The show was a rare sight in Colombo as the collection of cars presented were some of the highest quality restored vehicles in the world. The rally commenced from near Independence Square, Colombo 7 and followed the course through Colombo, arriving at the Gamini Matha Home for Elders. At this point, about 30 elders from the Gamini Matha Home and 40 children who had traveled from Lakshmi Home Seeduwa and Hokandara Children’s Dance Troupe were given a ride in various vintage and classic vehicles. This culminated with a reception at the Taj Samudra Colombo where President of the VCOC Neil Fernando, Chairman of the Organising Committee Mahesh Mallawaratchie, General Manager of Taj Samudra Colombo Rohit Khosla and Managing Director of Janashakthi Insurance Prakash Schaffter addressed those who gathered. “We were delighted to be part of this classic event initiated to promote a great cause.  The main focus of the event was to create awareness amongst Sri Lankans about senior citizens and children with lesser privileges and direct necessary assistance towards them,” said Schaffter. Over the past 25 years VCOC has brought together enthusiasts who looked after the interest of preserving historic vintage cars to ensure future generations have access to some of these beautiful vehicles. “I would like to congratulate VCOC and Taj Samudra Hotel for successfully carrying out this exemplary event. We at Janashakthi are in the business of protection and we have a special interest in children and elders. Our Life Saver retirement plan offers elders a chance to enjoy their golden years in peace and security,” said Life Brand Manager of Janashakthi Insurance, Jude Silva. Janashakthi Life Saver retirement plan offers a secure, flexible and a tax friendly pension for the policyholder and the spouse for their entire lifetime upon retirement. The scheme offers several inbuilt special features- for instance, there is no age limit to commence the plan, which means that it is possible to start investing in this scheme at any time depending on each individual’s requirement. Further the policy will never lapse upon completion of 12 months which safeguards policy holders’ investments and guarantees a secure future. “This was a special day for us and we were happy to see the interest generated.  This is an important CSR project for us as we take great pride in maintaining these immaculate machines for our future generations. I would also like to thank Janashakthi and Taj Samudra for their immense support and contribution to make this event a success,” said Fernando. Janashakthi Insurance recently achieved exceptional performance within the industry, recording its highest ever Profit After Tax (PAT) growth of 78% for the first six months ending 30 June 2013. The company achieved this while honouring a hefty Rs. 1.9 billion in claims. Janashakthi strives to translate these positive results to streamline the company’s business process, benefiting both customers and employees. In order to achieve these results, the company has invested heavily in employee training and development, the latest in technology and strategically restructuring its branch network.