Troy, Ohio: To promote mutual understanding, trust and respect, a cultural event “Diversity in Indian Culture” was held at the Troy facility of Goodrich Aircraft Wheels & Brakes. The company believes that “A strong culture – and the right culture are essential for any company to achieve its objectives.” Goodrich enjoys diverse cultures due to its presence worldwide, and one of the principles for working together is mutual trust and respect. The Goodrich Corporation, with operating history of nearly 140 years, is a global supplier of systems and services to aircraft and engine manufacturers, airlines and defense forces around the world. It employs more than 25,000 people worldwide with over 80 facilities across 16 countries, including a facility in Bangalore, India.

The diversity event started early afternoon with a steady flow of employees in attendance. The program included colorful displays of exhibits (posters), artifacts, a video presentation, musical instruments and cultural dance. The exhibits presented a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage from all four corners of India. The exhibits covered wide ranging topics of Indian history, cultures, religions, economy, religious and historical places like Taj Mahal, Ellora, Golden Temple etc. Costumes from different parts of India and musical instruments like Harmonium, Tabla were displayed. Visitors had a keen interest in the exhibits especially on the distinct identity of Sikhs. The guests asked many interesting questions about the significance of long hair, tying of turbans, and Golden Temple.

Kim Mullins from Human resources, organizer of the event welcomed the visitors. Visitors enjoyed a performance of Punjabi dance by 11 year old Ravjot Kaur. Sameep Singh Gumtala, an AWB engineer, and Karanveer Singh demonstrated Harmonium and Tabla. Parag Mathuria and Ravindra Uppar, both engineers from Goodrich, provided explanations on various exhibits to visitors. Visitors enjoyed Indian snacks like Samosa, pakora, Gulab Jamun, Rosogoola etc. Participants also included family members of employees Dr. Bhupinder Kaur, Dr. Charanjit Singh Gumtala and Charanjit Kaur from Amritsar India, Sarabjit Kaur and her family from Springfield, Ohio.

View of the colorful exhibits

Participants and Visitors at “The Diversity of India” event

Sameep Singh Gumtala and Karanveer Singh playing Harmonium and Tabla

Ravjot Kaur performing Punjabi Dance


Add a Comment