Amway extends hands to Kolkata’s needy children before Durga

Kolkata, Sept 27 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) With Durga Puja festival round the corner, Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF), the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Amway India, ushered in the celebration by presenting new clothes to all 75 children of Pathchala, an organization working for slum kids in Kolkata.

At a formal function at Amway India, Diptarag Bhattacharjee, Vice President-East, Amway India and a volunteer of Amway Opportunity Foundation presented new clothes and shoes to the children of Pathchala to bring cheer to the faces of the tiny tots.

 Subrata Gupta, Managing Director, KMRC and Shri Mohd Akram, Assistant Commissioner, South, & South Suburban, Kolkata Police graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.
G S Cheema, Area Manager, West Bengal, Sikkim & Andaman Nicobar islands, Amway India was also present
.Amway Opportunity Foundation presented educational stationary to Krishna Gupta, President of Pathchala as part of its commitment to provide support in education to Pathchala.
Amway distributors also attended the occasion to voice their support for the cause.

“Every year, Amway’s initiative is laudable and worth emulating”, said Subrata Gupta.

AOF had partnered with Pathchala under Project Sunrise in 2008, which is part of the global welfare initiative for the less privileged child.

“Project Sunrise is supported by Amway’s Global CSR initiative – One by One, and will extend to 52 orphanages across the country,” said Diptarag Bhattacharjee, Vice President – East, Amway, also a volunteer of AOF.

“Durga Puja, the biggest festival of Bengalis transcends all religions and cultures and binds all of us with a common thread of harmony and togetherness. We hope that our little contribution every year to the little children of Pathchala would make them happy during the festival.

“At Amway we always strive to bring in meaningful difference in the lives of less privileged children. We would be very happy if our little contribution helps in the progress of children,” said Bhattacharjee.

Pathchala had been set up by a group of teachers with the blessings from Mother Teresa to provide a better life to the children living in the slum areas in and around Kalighat.

The institution provides educational facilities to over 80 children and introduces them to the mainstream education.

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