Recently, Roofpik, a property review start-up based in Gurugram, chose to celebrate the birthday of its co-founder, Kanika S Katoch, in an innovative manner that gave back to the community in a special way. The company, in association with Dream Girl Foundation, an NGO that works to improve the lives of underprivileged children, treated 35 kids to a day of fun and learning in an encouraging environment.
Commenting on the thought behind this offbeat celebration, Arpit Mittal, CEO – Roofpik said, “We celebrate our birthdays in radically different ways. We eat, drink, sing along, and generally have a fun time. This year let all start-up founders take a step ahead and share this special day with a social cause. This is time to change – This is time to be different.”
The day started with the children being brought down to Roofpik’s office at 91Springboard, Gurugram, following which they participated in a drawing competition. The creative outcomes of the activity ranged from sketches of classic characters such as Mickey Mouse to newer favourites such as Doraemon.
The art activity was then followed by an enthralling talent show, where the kids showed their dancing skills to groovy beats. Finally, the kids got together to play a few rounds of musical chairs; towards the end, even the adults joined in the fun. The kids jumped along and raced to grab that last chair and approached the game with a lot of fervour.
After a sumptuous lunch and desserts, it was time for the prize distribution ceremony and the kids were on the edge of their seats to know who the winners of the drawing competition would be. The winners beamed, but even the other kids clapped for them in unison
“For the entire Roofpik team, the day transformed into something that meant more to us than it ever could. To see those smiles on the faces of the kids was something we would remember for all of our lives, and we would make sure to contribute more to the society in the best way that we can,” Kanika S Katoch, Co-Founder – Roofpik said.
The event was an extension of Roofpik’s commitment to community development and the pay-it-forward attitude. The company regularly ties up with charities and non-profit organizations to contribute to the upliftment of underserved communities.