Recently, Aptar’s team in Mumbai, India, invited the children of the Vatsalya Foundation to visit Aptar’s offices for a day filled with fun activities such as a hand painting competition, traditional games and more. The children also won awards for best painting and overall participation
Vatsalya meaning Parental Love, was established in 1982 by the students of College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan who came across street children at the railway stations, Marine Drive and near Bombay Hospital. Today Vatsalya is a pioneer agency in India working with street children in Mumbai, India through its multilevel approach of outreach, child-to-child contact, contact centers and a shelter home.
Aptar has teamed with the Vatsalya foundation since 2010, and is pleased to spend time working with the children and providing financial support to the organization.
While the concept of “GiveBack” was designed with an objective to reflect and improve our social participation, the Kids became a force of “rejuvenation” and “enlightenment” for the team, with their sheer passion and disciplined approach towards life and its challenges, says Kanwal Tikoo, President India and SE Asia, AptarGroup Inc.
Pardeep Wazir turned philosophical in his expression of “we being a mediator supporting a universal hymn” – we are just enablers and should try to be best at it – said the Sales Director, India and SEA, Aptar Beauty + Home.
The event heightened our spirit to celebrate life, expresses Supriya Srivastava, Regional Marketing, India and SE Asia, Aptar Beauty + Home.
It was a day full of surprises, as we saw these kids interpret life with color and happiness despite their challenged environment. They brought home the forgotten fact that we are privileged- emotes Sreeta Nair, Regional Sales Manager - Aptar Beauty + Home, India.