Neha Dhupia lauds students of Podar International School – CBSE, Powai for their contribution to charity
The school donates to Habitat for Humanity India to build better housing and sanitation facilities for the underprivileged families
Mumbai, October 29, 2016 (GPN) : At the Senior Primary (class 3 to 5) Annual Function of Podar International School – CBSE, Powai, students were delighted to be felicitated by actor Neha Dhupia for their contribution towards ‘Habitat for Humanity India’ – a non-profit organization working towards building homes and sanitation facilities for the marginalized families. Students were honoured for donating Rs. 6,41,151/- to Habitat for Humanity India – the highest amount raised among the entire Podar chain of schools this year.
The initiative is part of Habitat for Humanity India’s national school campaign – ‘Rupee for Change’. Rupee for Change engages schools across India in advocacy, volunteer and fundraising activities to support Habitat’s efforts of rebuilding the nation by building affordable, decent homes and improved sanitation facilities. Students voluntarily contribute Rs.1 per day throughout one year in order to contribute towards these causes.
Rajan Samuel, Managing Director – Habitat for Humanity India said, “We appreciate the efforts of the students of Podar International School in helping Habitat for Humanity India reach out to the families in need. We express our gratitude towards Neha Dhupia for lending her voice to support this cause. Habitat’s work is aligned with the Government of India’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ and ensuring ‘Housing for All’. The youth of India will play an important role in building a cleaner and better India.”
Speaking at the event, Rachna Lakshminarayanan, Principal of Podar International School – CBSE, Powai said, “We have been associated with Habitat for Humanity India for the past 2 years. Last year our kids raised Rs.3.75 lakhs but this year they have surpassed their previous record and collected a whooping amount of Rs.6.41 lakhs. Today’s programme is aptly named ‘Taare Zameen Par’ as it focuses on sensitizing adults about the dreams and aspirations of children and how we as adults should encourage them to realize their dreams rather than forcing them to live up to our expectations. We express our heartfelt thanks to Neha Dhupia and Habitat for Humanity India for gracing the function”.
Habitat for Humanity India’s Rupee for Change campaign is aligned with the Government of India’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ and ‘Housing for All by 2022’. Over 250 schools across India have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build sanitation units and houses for the economically weaker sections of the society. More than 30,000 students from different parts of India have contributed towards Habitat India under this campaign.