– Joins hands with Khushiyaan Foundation to spread happiness and cheer as part of Smile Agent campaign –
Ashwin Sheth Group (ASG), a leading real estate developer in Mumbai, India, takes pride in celebrating this Ganesh Chaturthi with the Khushiyaan Foundation. In a heart-warming initiative led by the company and approx. 200+ employees came together to support this initiative through a donation drive for the Ananta Khushiyaan Niwas in Balkum, Thane, to significantly impact the lives of the people.
As part of the ‘Smile Agent’ campaign, the two-week event, which commenced on August 28, 2023, was a celebration of Lord Ganesha’s birth and a testament to the sharing of happiness and giving back to society. The Ananta Khushiyaan Niwas, a part of the Khushiyaan Foundation, provides a home for the elderly and kids who have been abandoned by their families or society.
Employees were encouraged to contribute based on their individual capacities, resulting in a staggering donation and contributions encompassed a wide range of necessities, including clothing, food, books, groceries, sanitary products, adult diapers, monetary donations, bags, toys, and essential medications. ‘Smile Agent’ badges were given to all the employees who contributed to this drive.
Ashwin Sheth Group employees hand-delivered these donations to the Khushiyaan Foundation and also donated a Ganesh idol to the ashram and spent quality time with the children and senior citizens of the ashram, fostering a deeper connection with the community.
Commenting on this noble drive, Mr. Ashwin Sheth, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), Ashwin Sheth Group, said, “I’m so glad the whole team came together to support this initiative and received unwavering support from everyone. Our team’s willingness to go the extra mile for this noble cause aligns perfectly with our company’s values and ethics. This initiative has illuminated the lives of those in need and enriched our corporate culture, nurturing a deeper sense of purpose within our teams”.
Adding to this initiative, Mr Bhavik Bhandari, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO) added, “As part of the corporate marketing and CSR team initiative, I’m extremely pleased with the generous contribution and the way the team has manifolded this noble drive. We at ASG, always believe in spreading liveliness during the festive season, this year it was a delightful experience partnering with the Khusiyaan Foundation and we endeavoured to be a ‘Smile Agent’ for them”.
On joining hands, Dr Chinu Kwatra, the Founder and Secretary of Khushiyaan Foundation, also shared his gratitude, stating, “Partnering with Ashwin Sheth Group for this donation drive showcases the strength of community and the kindness that exists in us all. Their selfless contributions have positively impacted the lives we touch and paved a brighter future for our organization and I’m extremely thankful to the Ashwin Sheth Group employees for bringing cheer to our Khushiyaan Niwas”.
In the past, Ashwin Sheth Group has also initiated events such as a Donation Drive for the construction site workers during the pandemic, the Eye Run Marathon, and the Thane Wheelchair Marathon for senior citizens. To reduce the city’s water pollution issues during the auspicious occasion of Ganeshotsav, Ashwin Sheth Group along with the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) and Thane Pollution Control Board (TPCB) devised an environment-friendly immersion solution for household Ganapati idols with the creation of a Visarjan pond at Sheth Platinum Gallery, Thane to name a few.