MUMBAI: Carlson Hotels Worldwide has collaborated with film producer Govind Nihalani’s NGO Plan India, which works for children in adverse circumstances. Actor Anil Kapoor has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of Plan India.
The hotel group has associated itself with the NGO to work towards ensuring basic rights to the underprivileged and needy children in the society.
Kapoor said, “I am extremely delighted to be a part of this great initiative of Carlson Hotels as a part of its social responsibility in securing the future of deprived children.”
Said Nihalani, “It is a great example set by Carlson and we hope that more such initiatives are undertaken in the corporate world.”
As per the initiative, Rs 40 at every guest check out would be contributed to the Plan India mission. The partnership involves all Radisson Hotels and Resorts and Country Inns and Suites by Carlson properties of the Carlson group in India.
The joint effort initially will focus on four projects of Plan India that work to ensure rights of children. The program focus on working towards preventing instances of child labour. The initiatives supported by the Carlson-Plan partnership include enabling children living on platforms to live with dignity covering the Hazrat Nizamuddin, Faridabad, Agra and Mathura platforms; a literacy initiative for children in a community living at Port of Mumbai; a night shelter for working and street children in Varanasi and a project undertaken in fishing communities of 217 villages in Andhra Pradesh to educate and provide vocational training to the children.