Mumbai: On the wintry morning of 20th December 2018, as the first kid stepped through the gates of Star, a canopy of gifts greeted him. The glee of excitement on his face couldn’t be contained as he saw what waited for him inside – a Christmas miracle that went beyond the stars.
For Star India’s annual ‘Bring your kids to Star’ event, a space-themed wonderland was created. More than 600 kids accompanied their parents to work.
The brilliant amalgamation of Christmas and Space mesmerized the kids as well as the adults witnessing it. Offices across Mumbai, Bengaluru, Gurugram, and Kolkata decked themselves up for the grand event, waiting for the kids to walk in. The enchanting décor cast a spell on whoever walked by, stopping them in their tracks to pose for pictures at every corner!
“My kid refused to leave the premise at the end of the day. He is looking forward to the next year already!”, says the mother of a 2-year-old bundle of joy.
The celebrations didn’t end there. The true spirit of Christmas is the spirit of giving. And that’s where the celebrations headed next. On day two, Star opened its gates for the wonderful kids from NGOs like Ashadeep from Mumbai, Sparsha Trust from Bengaluru, CINI from Kolkata and SaarthakPrayaas from Gurugram. Work took a backseat as the employees left no stone unturned for these kids and poured in their hearts to make it a memorable day for them. They were not only entertained with the fun activities and games but also given something meaningful to take back – the inspiration to dream. “Sapnedekho. Aursapnokopurakarnahaitohpooriimmandari se mehnatkaro”, said Amita Maheshwari, President & Head, Human Resources – Star India in a special session addressing the kids.
“The event reiterated the value that drives Star – because family comes first” says Amita. “It speaks of our responsibility to do the right thing and to inspire kids to dream and build their future.”