New Delhi, 21 June 2017: Furthering its commitment towards being a thoughtful ‘people’s’ organisation which believes in spreading love and joy, Droom, India’s pioneering online automobile transactional marketplace, decides to celebrate Father’s Day by sprinkling love into the lives of young deprived children. As a part of the initiative, Droom organised the special screening of Sachin: A Billion Dreams at PVR Naraina.
Commenting on the unique initiative, Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder and CEO, Droom, commented, “Traditionally, we have been celebrating Father’s Day by revelling fatherhood and the special father-child bond. This time we thought of doing something entirely different. Why not inspire, motivate and encourage unfortunate under-privileged kids by pampering them with love and joy this Father’s Day. This is where the idea bore its genesis from. We interacted with the children and spoke with them about leadership, problem-solving approach and sense of responsibility through fun-filled people development activities, inspirational movie and outing sessions.”
Speaking on the occasion he added, “My father has a key role to play in making me who I am today. As a kid and even now, I have always looked up to my father and tried to emulate him in everything he does. Helping people is something I imbibed from him and I want to make the most of every opportunity which comes my way. I would like to be a father-figure to these underprivileged kids and help them in whatever way I can.”
Droom volunteered with Smile Foundation’s Mission Education Programme, which promotes education and healthcare of the under-privileged children coming from backward rural and urban locations. The programme promotes and catalyses universal education among under-privileged children, build the process to induct these children into the mainstream in a sustained manner, strengthen their abilities to cope up with the formal education system, enable them to emerge as productive assets and establish the foundation for nation-building.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Santanu Mishra, Co-Founder and Executive Trustee, Smile Foundation said, “India is home to one of the largest young population in the world, a greater portion of which is still uneducated; Education is the only way to come out of the vicious cycle of poverty. We are thankful to Droom for extending their support for this initiative and share our vision for a better future of our children.”