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Posted on Nov 28, 11:15AM | UNI
'Dragonair', the sister airline of Hong Kong-based 'Cathay Pacific' which recently launched direct services from here, today joined hands with a well known NGO to help the city's underprivileged children.
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Airline teamed up with leading Bengali actor Sabyasachi Chakraborti to interact with a group of underpriviledged students at Belgachia Clinic in North Kolkata.
During the day-long fun and frolic, more than 50 children aged 8 to 12 took part. They also joined in a number of educational programmes which were organised simultaneouly.
Later speaking on the occasion, Dragonair Chief General Manager, South Asia, Middle East and Africa Tom Wright hailed the collaboration with NGO- 'Calcutta Rescue' for supporting a noble cause. He said. "as a good corporate citizen, Dragonair is committed to contributing to the community it serves. This is one of our many endeavors to do our bit for society.
"Dragonair would like to organise more such events in future which would give us an opportunity to help the needy," he said.
Expressing his "unbound joy" in interacting with the kids, Mr Chakraborti, fondly referred to as 'Feluda'--a popular character in Satyajit Ray's movie, said he spoke to them about virtue and good habits and the importance of education.
"The children must aim at being good human beings," he pointed out.
Dragonair, which was voted the 'World's Best Regional Airline' on two consecutive years in the annual World Airline Survey, is part of the Cathay Pacific Group, providing seamless connectivity for passengers to more than 160 cities around the globe.