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.
“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.
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.