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Press Releases - February 08

Nirula’s to start a bus service to ride underprivileged children to Nirula’s for a gala treat
Nick Bloy, donates the BUDDY BUS to Nirula’s
New Delhi, February 11, 2008 : Nirula’s, India’s pioneering quick service restaurant chain, today unveiled Nirula’s Buddy Bus – a bus dedicated to serve underprivileged children. The Buddy Bus was donated by Nicholas Bloy, Founder Partner and Director of Navis Capital Partners and his wife Claire to Nirula’s. Buddy Bus will carry children from v arious NGOs to their nearest Nirula’s outlet wherein they will be treated with their favourite food.

After unveiling the Buddy Bus, Nicholas Bloy and Samir Kuckreja along with children from NGO Khushii went for the maiden ride of the bus, around Connaught Place. Accompanying them on the bus was Nirula’s friendly children’s mascot – Buddy Man. Buddy
Man made the first ride even more memorable for the kids as he sang and cheered along with them all the way.

Donating the bus to Nirula’s , Nicholas Bloy, Founder Partner and Director of Navis Capital Partners, said “ Nirula’s has been a n active, socially responsible corporate, especially their partnership with Khushii is very commendable. I and my wife wanted to extend a helping hand to Nirula’s in their noble endeavor and decided to donate a bus, entirely dedicated to the kids . I hope the children will enjoy the ride and the food .”

Samir Kuckreja, CEO & MD, Nirula’s, said, “ Nirula’s has always shared a very special relations hip with children. Our endeavor has been to bring happiness and joy to children and with the help of Buddy Bus , we will be able to reach out many more children . ”

Nirula’s Buddy Bus has been designed specially for children, keeping in view their interest and inclinati on. Presently the bus will bring underprivileged kids to their nearest Nirula’s restaurant for a gala treat. Nirula’s also plans to further extend the services of bus for other activities to help the underprivileged children.

Last year Nirula’s also launched Nirula’s Buddy Truck – a truck full of Nirula’s ice cream, which regularly visits cen ters of Khushii and distribute ice creams to kids there.

Nirula’s has always be lieved in children being agents of change and hence Nirula’s wanted them to be beneficiaries of the community development initiatives. Nirula’s Buddy Bus is an attempt to provide these kids with the delightful moments where they can indulge themselves in fun activities and enjoy life to the fullest.

Nirula’s has always been a pioneer, from starting the first Indian chain of Family Style Restaurants to initiating community centric projects. In the past it has worked with homeless youth of Salaam Balak Trust. The Scholar's Club Award is an ongoing exercise at Nirula’s, which has now been in place for over a decade. The Birthday Club program offers a free Ice Cream Scoop to any child who signs up for it. Nirula’s latest initiative has been tying up with Khushii to support their developmental activities and projects.
About Nirula’s:
Nirula’s, a reputed name in the hospitality industry, is a pioneer in the family style restaurant business in India having set up the first outlet in Connaught Circus, New Delhi in 1940s. Nirula’s operates restaurants under the brand name Nirulas, casual dining outlets called Pot Pourri and two hotels. The Group is present in 57 locations across Delhi and NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh. Recently Navis Capital Partners and Managing Director, Samir Kuckreja acquired the Nirula’s Group of Companies. Navis is private equity fund based in Malaysia, which manages US$ 500 million in capital commitments. Samir Kuckreja is a respected hospitality and retail professional with varied experience in some of the best-known companies in the world.
For further information please contact :
Perfect Relations : 24320132-33, Pearl Khan : 09811477778
Pulkit Srivastava : 9810752559, Neeti Jain : 09818867004
Nirula's- Sugandha Chauhan : 9873183657







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