Even as we gear up to celebrate Christmas with usual aplomb, there is a section of highly visible yet often ignored populace right among our midst who deal with hunger and destitution on a daily basis. Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon decided to make the Christmas week a little more memorable for the rag picking children of the city by turning into Santa for them and bringing them lunch packs and gifts.
The idea behind the activity was to spread some smiles to the children in need and share with them the joys of Christmas. The hospital staff and doctors joined the activity and distributed over 100 lunch packs amongst the rag pickers.
The senior officials who actively participated in the activity include Dr. Neeraj Bishnoi, The Medical Superintendent, Mr. Ratnesh Sinha’s, GM- Sales and Marketing, Mr. Vikas Chawla, AGM, Human Resources.
“Christmas is a festival associated with the joy of giving and spreading love and smiles. While we often see Santa visiting the urban towers of the privileged, the underprivileged children of the city are usually left out. Ironically, we often see poor children selling out Christmas decorative items and Santa Claus caps on roads and traffic junctions. Therefore, this year we decided to give the festival its true meaning and distribute lunch packs amongst the rag pickers, who otherwise keep wandering to people’s homes in search of food or generosity,”said Dr. Neeraj Bishnoi, GM – Operations.
Santa Claus distributed gifts amongst children. Children are often seen hanging up stockings and socks in the hopes of receiving gifts from Santa on the day. Taking the same spirit of Christmas forward, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon also distributed in-house gifts and cards to the children who came to the OPD during the festival.
“On the special occasion of Christmas the AGM – Human Resource of Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon , Mr. Vikas Chawla specially focused the need of the children and emphasized that the legend of Santa Claus is very dear to the children who desire their Santa to come and surprise them with gifts. We wanted to spread the same joy to the children coming to us, especially, on Christmas. Distributing in-house gifts and cards is a gesture to offer some happiness to the children.