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SpiceJet spreads joy to underprivileged children through its ‘Giving Wings to Dreams’ programme
  • Special tour from Delhi to Goa for twenty-five underprivileged children from Navjyoti India Foundation & India Visions Foundation

Gurgaon, 8th March: On Holi, in order to spread even more joy, SpiceJet arranged for a special treat for underprivileged children from the Navjyoti India Foundation & India Vision Foundation. Twenty-five children from these foundations, along with five guardians, were flown from Delhi to Goa for a day of fun and frolic on the beach for the children, for whom this was the first ever flight. SpiceJet senior staff accompanied the children as they celebrated a colourful and warm Holi.

The children, aged 8-12, were very excited to fly for the very time and they expressed their excitement and gratitude to Spicejet for arranging the special tour by presenting the team with a very colorful hand-made card. The aircraft the children flew to Delhi was SpiceJet’s flagship “Red Chilli” Boeing 737-800NG, the aircraft which has a special livery featuring photos of pilots and cabin crew on the body. Several of the children expressed their ambition of becoming pilots or cabin crew when they grow up, inspired by the aircraft livery and awe of their very first flight. Captain SC Gautam patiently answered many questions the children had upon arrival in Goa.

In Goa, the children were taken on a full tour of the airport, and then taken to spend a few hours on Bogmalo beach where lots of fun activities had been arranged for them. It was the first time these children were seeing the ocean, and this capped a truly memorable day for them. The children were flown back to Delhi later the same evening.

“At SpiceJet we celebrate festivals with all our heart, and Holi is a festival that is especially close to our heart as it embodies the passion, spirit, warmth, and colour that is synonymous with SpiceJet”, said Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer, SpiceJet. “We thank Dr. Kiran Bedi for giving us the opportunity to partner with the Navjyoti India and India Vision Foundation to give 25 of the wonderful children in their care the chance to fly, and a chance to celebrate Holi on the beach in Goa”, Kapoor added. “In conversations with the children on the flight, I discovered that many of the 11 and 12 year old children taught upto 20 younger street kids English, Maths, and Science in a structured program as part of their regular activities. This is truly noble and inspirational, something that could be emulated by all children”, he concluded.

“Giving Wings to Dreams” is the programme under which SpiceJet organizes these special treats for underprivileged children and for children with special needs, with regular such activities throughout the year. Last year too, SpiceJet had conducted similar flights for children from Calcutta orphanages who were taken for a day trip to Delhi and for a group of autistic children from Chennai, who were taken for a day-trip to Madurai.

About Navjyoti India Foundations
Navjyoti is an NGO working for the last 27 years in the areas of Child Education, Women Empowerment, Environment, Rural Development and Training for the Youth.

Navjyoti is reaching out to down-trodden sections of society where the children and youth have the propensity to peddle and consume drugs, pick pocket, beg and indulge in a whole lot of deviant activities if left to themselves, today more than 10000 beneficiaries are being educated to lead a life of dignity. More information can be from www.navjyoti.org.in

About India Vision Foundation
India Vision Foundation was born out of the Ramon Magsaysay Award (equivalent to Asian Nobel Prize). The award was conferred to Dr. Kiran Bedi, the first lady IPS of India, for forging ‘positive relationships’ between people and the police through creative leadership. India Vision Foundation seeks to carry forward its service in all those areas which were the basis of the award; namely Police and Prison Reforms; Women Empowerment while ‘Save the next victim’ remains its mantra. More information can be from www.indiavisionfoundation.org


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