“How does a mother react when her eight year old finishes his glass of milk in a jiffy, jumps up and hugs her saying ” Wow ! That was so tasty..Thank you Mum “
I would say – “Thank you Horlicks !”
FLASHBACK : That was a pleasant maternal pride moment from sunday evening last week.
Before I proceed further with this blog, let me add a disclaimer that this post is not paid for and is true account of my experience of GSK and Indiblogger meet in Delhi.
Saturday, 14th May was a hectic and eventful day for me and the wonderful people I work with. We had our annual SKCKonnect event which kept me engaged till late evening. Yet, I was determined to make it to the GSK Indiblogger’s Bloggers meet next day for two reasons :
- An old association with Indiblogger team and commitment.They are a sincere lot !
- My son absolutely loves Horlicks and I also had many questions in mind regarding the growth pang any mother faces with growing kids. ( Reiterating a point made above). This was a unique opportunity to meet many qualified nutritionist and child specialist on a single platform.
So, I got late in reaching the venue, The Lalit, New Delhi and reached as the post lunch session begun.
The schedule I attended was as follows :
* Catching up on lost Growth*
Moderated by ever graceful Ms. Natasha Badhwar, a media person and a wonderful mother ( I call her The woman with the kindest eyes). The panel consisted of :
1. Dr. Rajiv Chhabra, HOD-Pediatrics ,Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon.
2. Ms. Satinder Walia
Does wonderful work with people with disabilities. Has Masters degree in Psychology from University of Central Oklahoma, USA.
3. Dr. Jyoti Arora
Head Dietician at Batra Hospital.
The questions were varied and answers were honest. There were concerned parents, to be parents, would be parents with anxious questions related to the growth and nutrition (or rather lack of it) due to school stress and sedentary lifestyle from across the hall. Live tweets with #CatchUpWithGrowth were displayed on two large screens on each side of the panel stage to help everyone in the room benefit from the questions asked.
As a late comer, I was sitting in the last row but Ms. Badhwar took my question and Dr. Chhabra explained how Vitamin D can be consumed by just 40 minutes of sun exposure for 5 days a week.
Now was the time for the launch that everyone was eagerly awaiting : Launch of Growth Plus and Product Unboxing .
The most reassuring part of the launch were the FAB FIVE (as I call it) facts :
1. GSK spent 4 to 5 years in researching for technology to develop the supplement Growth Plus which provides wholesome nutrition, carb and energy supplement to children.
2. The product is specifically aimed at children between 2 years to 9 years.
3. The product is specifically made for under nutrition children.
4. GSK is giving a guarantee of visible growth in six months and also shared a monthly booklet to record the vital stats of the child to measure growth.
5. We were given a sample of Growth plus in chilled milk and it was yummilicious.
Sadly, all queries of “can I have it as a weekend refreshment ” by 18 year plus audience were turned down smilingly by the Doctors on the stage.
GSK, you have a great potential audience for Growth Plus Adult version, please do give it a thought 🙂
There was a tea break and I got an opportunity to catch up with some old blogger and social media friends.
Next was fun filled Networking session. Bloggers were divided into 8 to 9 groups and each group had great fun making videos after initial come forward-go back warming up activity by wonderful Indiblogger team 🙂
I made some great connections with fellow bloggers. Thank you Renie Ravin and wonderful team of Indiblogger for giving us this amazing opportunity to have so many questions answered amidst fun, laughter with a feeling of Bon Homie.
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