Royal DSM, an active Dutch multinational company quite active in the fields of health, nutrition and sustainable living launched a digital-led campaign in India focusing the need to boost Vitamin D requirements of the people through proper nutrition.
With a campaign named ‘Boost your ImmuniD’ a CSR Initiative by the DSM India that highlights there is imminent need of Vitamin D for 80 % Indians which constitutes as one of the major nutrient to build up Immunity. Notably, Vitamin D is mostly known for its positive effects on bones, muscles and much talked immunity function by supporting body to fight against pneumonia and influenza besides other infectious diseases.
Speaking about the campaign, B Rajagopal, President, DSM India said, “DSM’s ‘Boost Your ImmuniD’ campaign looks to educate Indians about the importance of Vitamin D. The film takes a humorous tone and shows people from different walks of life, reinforcing that while they might be very different outwardly, they can all be Vitamin D deficient deep inside.”
Shormistha Mukherjee, Director, Flying Cursor Interactive, said, “Building one’s immunity is always important, and even more so during the pandemic. Health and nutrition are something everyone should focus on, but this realisation has become very stark in these times. But we also didn’t want to preach to viewers. It’s time to Boost Your ImmuniD.”
In 2019 and 2020, DSM India has organised other community engagement awareness projects like Project Streedhan, aimed at increasing awareness among urban Indians to prioritise their health. The first phase of the campaign was launched in 2019 on the occasion of Dhanteras, creating awareness about iron-deficiency anaemia, and encouraged women to “invest in iron and not only gold” by consuming foods rich in iron. Launched during the National Nutrition Month 2020, the second leg of Project Streedhan ‘Sehat Ki Tijori’ rooted for immunity, urging women to stock their vault of health with nutritious food and to view it as a lifetime investment.
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