New Delhi, 27th March 2023: Valvoline Cummins Private Limited (“Valvoline Cummins”), the Original Engine Oil maker and a leading global lubricant manufacturer have always stood beside its mechanic community to help them upskill and celebrate their efforts. With the same purpose, the brand organized Mechanics Meet at Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar in Delhi to thank the mechanic community and felicitate their kids. The kids were awarded with laptops, Tabs, and other educational aids under the Muskan Scholarship initiative by the brand.
Under this initiative, Valvoline supports the education of children of truck drivers, mechanics, and kids from underprivileged backgrounds. Additionally, the scholarship awardees were mentored by the employees of the company, who take out dedicated time of their working hours to help them with other aspects of life. Till now, the scholarship has been granted to 1600+ children, with more to come.
Speaking proudly on the Occasion, Mr. Sandeep Kalia, Managing Director, Valvoline said, “At Valvoline, our people come first, and we are mindful to express our gratitude towards the growth and development of mechanics and truck drivers’ community. As a responsible corporate, we have a strong purpose towards making a difference and giving back to the society. With the Muskan Scholarship program, we aim to secure the future of their kids and not let their circumstances hold them back from achieving their dreams.”
At the Mechanic meet, Tanvir Ansari from Meerut whose daughter was offered a laptop under the Muskan scholarship said “We would like to offer our compliments to the brand Valvoline on organizing this program and honoring the efforts of the kids by felicitating them with the Laptops & Tablets. With this initiative, Valvoline has given our kids wings to fly toward their dreams. The pandemic has led us to a stricken financial crisis, due to which we were not being able to afford and provide our children even with a second-hand laptop. This is when we were asked to get our kids enrolled under Valvoline’s initiative basis of merits. We were so excited when we got to know my daughter Imjaa was selected and was offered a laptop. Co-incidentally, it was our marriage anniversary when my daughter Imjaa got the laptop, we were all so excited. Valvoline has spread happiness and joy across many families with its commendable initiative. For this, we would like to congratulate the whole Valvoline team for extending a helping arm to all the deserving kids who wish to achieve their dreams.”
The pandemic has caused millions of children to discontinue their High School education due to the worsening financial situation of their parents. In Delhi alone, 15 percent of the 15 lakh enrolled students have been missing classes. Taking cognizance of the worrying trend observed across India, the brand initiated Muskaan Scholarship in 2021, in collaboration with Synergie NGO. This scholarship program aims to support the education of children between 9th and 12th standard.
Valvoline has long been a supporter of mechanics through various programs and campaigns throughout its more than 150-year history. Earlier this month, the brand commenced the 3rd edition of the Mechanic Month Campaign globally and in India. Through this initiative, the brand is inspiring people to show appreciation to their mechanics for their relentless efforts in keeping the world turning to sensitize people about the hard work that mechanics put into caring for our vehicles and encourage them to extend heartfelt messages to their trusted mechanics.
Note: Valvoline, Inc., as previously announced, has reached an agreement to sell its global products business. The sale is anticipated to close in early 2023