Deepavali Celebration at Tara Bhavan
In conjunction with the 2012 Deepavali celebration, 16 PPB staff visited Tara Bhavan on 9 November 2012 to bring cheer to children in the home.
The visit was part of PPB's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives to share the joy of festive celebrations with the underprivileged.
Together with the children, PPB staff decorated Tara Bhavan and indulged in Deepavali cookies. A vegetarian lunch was served followed by a series of fun games with the children who had a great time participating in the activities.
PPB donated new clothing, school bags and goodie bags to every child besides contributing some FFM products to the home.
Established in 1999, Tara Bhavan is a home for orphans and underprivileged children who are poor, abandoned, or from single-parent families. Located in Kampung Kasipillay, Kuala Lumpur, there are currently 34 children in the home, aged 3 to 18 years old. Tara Bhavan is managed by Datin Poonam Kukreja together with 7 other staff. The monthly expenses of the home are approximately RM17,000 which are funded by public donations. Those who wish to assist Tara Bhavan, you may contact Datin Poonam at 019-3224111.