Aspen delights children from orphanage at Thaipusam this year

led dragon dance performance at aspen's panthal

PROMINENT property developer, Aspen Group, celebrated this year’s Thaipusam festivities in a rather unique manner as they hosted a group of 42 children from Ramakrishna Ashrama at their ‘panthal’, which is set up annually at the entrance of the Aspen head office in Jalan Macalister.


group photo with ramakrishna ashram children at aspen's head office
Aspen Group management and staff posing for a photo with the children from the home.


As part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, Aspen wanted to provide the children with a unique opportunity to experience the cultural richness of Thaipusam at the company’s beautifully adorned ‘thaneer panthal’.


The children were also given a goodie bag each and treated to a sumptuous, delectable spread of vegetarian cuisine.


indian cultural dance performance at aspen's panthal
Indian cultural performance.


Aspen Group managing director A. Anilarasu said the company was excited to share this year’s Thaipusam celebrations through this meaningful CSR event with the kids from the orphanage.


“Our goal was to create a memorable experience for the children and contribute to the spirit of community and cultural appreciation,” he said during the programme at the Aspen head office in Jalan Macalister on Jan 26.


serving vegetarian food to the children
Staff serving the children food during the event.


Aspen is also a strong believer in multiculturalism and diversity, which was greatly reflected as they had put up a captivating LED dragon dance and Indian cultural performances during the event.


honouring yb joshua woo at aspen's panthal
Anilarasu (right) placing the ‘ponnadai’ on Joshua as a sign of respect.


Gracing the event were Pulau Tikus assemblyman Joshua Woo Sze Zeng and Aspen Group executive deputy chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Ariff.


Story by Kevin Vimal
Pix courtesy of Aspen Group