Hyderabad: CapitaLand Hope Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the CapitaLand Group partnered for Chiguru 2019, a volunteer-organized flagship initiative by Youth for Seva. Chiguru, that translates to ‘budding’ provides a strong and unique platform for students to showcase their innate talents in the field of academics, sports and arts and acts as a cultural program for the children. The children are from underserved backgrounds from various project locations served by YFS volunteers including Government schools, affection homes and partner NGOs.
The competitions were spread across academic, cultural and sport categories and include: Drawing, Spell-bee, Quiz, JAM, Perception, Science Experiments, Fancy Dress, Dance, Rangoli, Singing, Show Your Talent, 100 meters running, Sack Race, Chess, Relay and Yoga amongst others. The event saw about 4000 children, 1000 volunteers and multiple colleges and corporates supporting the cause. The kids were treated to a ‘pankti bhojanam’ or a community meal served by over 500 volunteers.
Speaking on supporting the initiative, Vinamra Srivastava, CEO, Business Parks, CapitaLand India, said “This is a great initiative by Youth for Seva and we are happy to be associated with this event for the second year in a row. This event provides a platform for kids from socio-economically challenged backgrounds to shine in sport, art and cultural activities. We believe that an all-round development of the kids, both academic and extra-curricular, will play a key role in shaping their future.”
The CapitaLand team lead by Himanshu Sharma, City Head, Operations, cheered the children and volunteered for all the competitions. Speaking on the occasion, Himanshu Sharma said, “These are the 4000 children that represent the future of our society and we are proud to be associated with a campaign that brings out their innate talents”.