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.
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 and near Bombay Hospital in Mumbai.
Today Vatsalya is a pioneer agency in India working with street children in Mumbai 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. The day had a profound impact on the Aptar team, who shared the following:
“While the concept of “give back” was designed with an objective to reflect and improve our social participation, the kids became a force of rejuvenation and enlightenment for our team with their sheer passion and approach towards life and its challenges,” said Kanwal Tikoo, President of Aptar India and Southeast Asia.
“This event heightened our spirit to celebrate life,” explained Supriya Srivastava, Regional Marketing, India and Southeast Asia, Aptar Beauty + Home.
“We enjoyed being mentors supporting a universal hymn,” said Pardeep Wazir, Sales Director, India and Southeast Asia, Aptar Beauty + Home.