Keeping in line with its tradition of transforming the lives of underprivileged and special-needs children, Nippon Paint – Asia’s No. 1 paint brand in terms of revenues, has launched SAHYOG -a program that aims at creating employment opportunities for people with special needs. Over the next few days, students with Autism Spectrum Disorder from PORDAC NGO (Protection of the Rights of Differently Abled Children) will join as Trainee Interns in the coveted Paint division of Nippon Paint. They will be given specific training on painting Nippon Paint’s special-edition products. Delhi-based Thamjit Manyenbam, a differently-abled child with Down Syndrome, today started interning in the Delhi facility (Okhla) of Nippon Paint India.
Nippon Paint has always made strides towards becoming a true community brand that engages with society and creates significant opportunities for the whole ecosystem and larger community. In order to provide dignified employment opportunities to the specially-abled children, Nippon Paint embarks as a debutant premiere multinational company to have taken such a major leap of faith towards these special future leaders of India.
Talking about the initiative, Sharad Malhotra, President – Automotive Refinishes & Wood Coatings, Nippon Paint India and Sr. VP – Automotive Refinishes, Nipsea Group, said:“Regardless of being specially-abled, these children from PORDAC seemed to be aspirants who strive to become inspirational personalities through accomplishing and overcoming the myth of their disability. To help them fulfil their dreams, we at Nippon Paint are more than happy to invite them to our office for an internship. These children are apt with special talents and our initiative is a small step towards their bright future. In association with PORDAC, we hope to create more opportunities for such children in the future.”
Manjir Gupta, Managing Director of PORDAC, on occasion said: “We are extremely fortunate to have Nippon paint associating with us in providing employment avenues. It is indeed a matter of great pride and gives a huge sense of achievement to the entire staff and students of PORDAC NGO. Sharad Malhotra of Nippon Paint has come into our lives as rays of hope and sunshine. We would make an earnest effort to ensure that this collaboration is a success. Employability creates dignity and meaning in the lives of children with special needs and empowers them towards a better tomorrow and we are truly grateful for that. This also serves as beacons of hope for the rest of their community”
PORDAC (Protection of the Rights of Differently Abled Children) was established in 2009 with a vision to create a meaningful and dignified life for Differently Abled Children.
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