NEW DELHI: Staying true to its corporate philosophy of Kyosei– living and working together for the common good, Canon India curates a month long Children’s Day celebration this year.
Harnessing its compassion for children, with a firm focus on both its CSR initiatives viz. Adopt a Village and Support a Life’ Canon means to bring in a positive change in the life of these children and have a sustained and profound impact on their development.
With a number of considerate activities accomplished as a part of Children’s Day celebrations, the vision is to give these children a platform to experience the outside world, and inspire them to dream and work towards a brighter future for themselves.
The initiatives are aimed at familiarizing the children with the fast and futuristic world outside, which remains beyond the purview of their day to day life. Realizing the significance of persistent-efforts towards fulfilling the noble cause, Canon is determined to continue with such sustainable undertakings, to bring in a worthwhile impact.
Actively leading the celebrations from the frontline, Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO of Canon India paid a visit to the SOS Village, Alibaug, early last month. The celebrations correspond to Canon India’s Support a Life initiative, aimed at supporting education and overall development of children in these villages.
Kazutada Kobayashi, said, “The key driving force behind these initiatives is the necessity to secure and empower the children, who are the future of the nation. Our objective is to positively impact their lives and help them transition into responsible citizens of the country. Treading on these line-of-thoughts, this Children’s Day we marched forward with our efforts aligned to create a better and brighter future for the children of the country. I am pleased to see the eagerness of these children to learn and grow in life and it gives us immense pride that our organization at large is involved in the development of these little ones.”
Following his lead, Canon conceptualized a month-long celebration for Children’s Day, across all its locations in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore. To strengthen increased education and learning for the children, Canon employees joined them for day long excursions, including locations like aquarium, planetariums, science city and Canon’s regional offices.
Canon regularly organizes interactions of children with its employees, under its CSR Canon Involve activities. This includes constant engagement of its employees with children to enhance their holistic and sustainable development, provision of eye care facilities through Canon Vision Centers and supporting the environment in the villages. These initiatives by Canon India are a commitment to handhold the future of the country into meaningful, well-developed and responsible lives ahead.
Nisha Gokuldas, BIS division, Mumbai, Canon India says, “I could connect with the lovely children who were so full of enthusiasm. Great learning experience too, as in the hustle bustle of work we don’t really stop to admire and appreciate what we have. Something we get to learn from these children.”
Kishore Chindarkar, ICP division, Mumbai, Canon India says, “It was such a wonderful activity. I recollect my nostalgic memory while spending time with children’s. It was very joyful to see the satisfaction on their faces when we took them to the Aquarium, Planetarium and to Mc Donald’s . The trip was an educational and interesting experience for the children. We should keep doing such activities for them.”
Saikat Kundu, Marketing Programs – East, Canon India shares, “Satisfaction is not always the fulfilment of what you want, it is the realization of how blessed you are. This is what I learnt that day from those cute eyes of the children, their happy faces filled my heart and gave me eternal peace. The happiness on their faces was such a satisfying sight for me, when we took them to the Science city, specially the ride of ages of Dinosaurs. Their smiles were magical like the December rain.”