In a one-of-a-kind initiative, Droom commemorates Father’s Day showering love and care on underprivileged children
Organizes a day out with movie screenings, special meals and exciting activities
New Delhi, 16 June 2017: Furthering its commitment towards being a thoughtful ‘people’s’ organization which believes in spreading love and joy, Droom, India’s pioneering online automobile transactional marketplace, decides to celebrate Father’s Day by sprinkling love into the lives of young deprived children. As a part of the initiative, Droom is organizing the special screening of Sachin: A Billion Dreams at PVR Naraina.
Sachin Tendulkar is an inspiration for cricket lovers as well as fence sitters across three generations. Cricket is akin to religion in India and Sachin being the God, nothing inspires the kids of this generation more than the way little master does. With this thought in mind, we decided to organize the special screening of the recent documentary on the life and career of the master blaster.
Commenting on the unique initiative Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder and CEO, Droom, commented, “Traditionally, we have been celebrating Father’s Day by reveling fatherhood and the special father-child bond. This time we thought of doing something entirely different. Why not inspire, motivate and encourage unfortunate underprivilege kids by pampering them with love and joy, this Father’s Day?. This is where the idea bore its genesis from. We will be interacting with the children and speak with them about leadership, problem solving approach and sense of responsibility through fun filled people development activities, inspirational movie and outing sessions, lunch with kids and doing a plethora of other similar kind of activities, through the day.”
Speaking on the occasion he added “My father has a key role to play in making me who I am today. As a kid and even now, I have always looked up to my father and tried to emulate him in everything he does. Helping people is something I imbibed from my father and I want to make the most of every opportunity which comes my way. I would like to be a father-figure to these underprivileged kids and help them in whatever way I can.”
Droom will be volunteering with Smile Foundation’s Mission Education Programme, which promotes education and healthcare of the underprivileged children coming from backward rural and urban locations. The program promotes and catalyzes universal education among underprivileged children, build the process to induct these children into mainstream in a sustained manner, strengthen their abilities to cope up with the formal education system, enable them to emerge as productive assets and establish the foundation for nation building.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Santanu Mishra, Co- Founder and Executive Trustee, Smile Foundation said : India is home to one of the largest young population in the world, a greater portion of which is still uneducated and Education is the only way to come out of the vicious cycle of poverty. We are thankful to Droom to extend their support for this initiative and share our vision for a better future of our children.
At present, the Mission Education initiative of Smile Foundation is directly benefiting to 23,000 children through 91 projects across 21 states in India. The day long community activity will be organized on 17th June.
Founded in April 2014 in Silicon Valley, droom is India’s first online marketplace to buy and sell new and used automobiles and automobile services. Droom has taken a completely innovative and disruptive approach to build trust and pricing advantages for buyers.
The current experience of buying and selling an automobile is completely broken, antiquated and full of pitfalls. Droom offers a truly 21st century experience in buying and selling automobiles. With its technology driven marketplace approach, droom enables transactions between buyers and sellers by bringing transparency, building trust, and mitigating information asymmetry. Droom is a mobile first marketplace with a presence on three platforms i.e. Android, iOS and Desktop.
Droom is among the fastest growing consumer Internet companies in India with 136k+ B2C sellers, 26.8k+ products, 142k+ listings, 7,130 cr.+ in listed GMV, 4.46 Mil+ FB Community members (highest for any automobile community in India) and over 5.3Mil+ downloads for mobile apps.
Droom has a very strong and proven founding team with 50 years of combined experience in technology, Internet, E-commerce and FMCG including 20 years in Silicon Valley. Sandeep Aggarwal is founder of Droom. Prior to Droom, Sandeep founded ShopClues.com, India’s first and largest managed marketplace and 5th Unicorn in the Consumer Internet in India. Droom has a team of 275+ and is funded by some of the leading global venture investors.
About Smile Foundation
Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation founded in 2002 by a group of young corporate professionals who wereinspired by Senge’s philosophy – “Sustainability, social equality and the environment are now business problems. And corporate leaders can’t depend on governments to solve them …” (Peter Senge, Founder, Society for Organizational Learning). The founders recognized the need to facilitate and work with grassroots initiatives in India towards a civic driven change for effecting positive changes in the lives of underprivileged children, their families and communities.
The Foundation is working with a holistic approach in alignment with the Millennium Development Goals and now the Sustainable Development Goals of social development vis-à-vis ensuring accessibility to quality education for children, maternal and child healthcare, skill enhancement for youth and empowerment of women and girls.
The Foundation is directly benefitting over 400,000 children and their families from poor economic and social background every year, through more than 200 live projects on four thematic areas of Education, Healthcare, Vocational Skill Development and Empowerment of Women and Girls in over 950 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.
The Foundation’s Mission Education Programme catalyzes improvement in learning outcomes of children in a joyful surrounding through participatory teaching learning materials, capacity building of teachers, nutrition support to children and infrastructure support, in partnership with competent community organizations. The Foundation invests in designing and delivering standardized processes to lay a strong educational foundation among the children from underprivileged background. As a result children get mainstreamed and are able to do well.