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Jewellers for Hope donate Rs 10 mn for needy kids

MUMBAI: Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), in association with De Beers, presented the third edition of the ‘Jewellers for Hope’ gala charity dinner with an aim to collaboratively contribute for the upliftment of downtrodden and support the needyy.

Banker & philanthropist Amruta Devendra Fadnavis and actor Arjun Kapoor graced the occasion. This year the proceeds shall go to Girl Rising, Nanhi Kali NGOs working for the empowerment of Girl Child and Make a Wish Foundation, an NGO playing an integral role by granting the most cherished wish of Children living with life threatening illnesses hailing from socio economically backward society.

A total of Rs. 10 million was presented to three NGOs - with Rs. 33 lakh each to Girl Rising and Make a Wish and Rs. 35 lakh to Nanhi Kali Foundation. Noted singer Rekha Bhardwaj regaled the audience. The event was hosted by the inimitable Mandira Bedi.

Praveenshankar Pandya (Chairman, GJEPC), Russell Mehta (Vice Chairman, GJEPC) and Paul Rowley, Executive Vice President, Global Sightholder Sales, De Beers Group, hosted several jewellers, celebrities and prominent personalities expressed their views on aiding & empowering girl child during the black tie sit-down dinner. Manoj Dwivedi, Joint Secretary, Dept. of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt of India and many other prominent personalities from the gems & jewellery sector attended the event.

Pandya says, “Giving back to the society will make a big difference and transform the lives of many." Rowley said, “We have a strong focus on the upliftment of women as we know how important they are to all aspects of our business." Mehta said, “Consolidated efforts will give an impetus to the magnification of the impact of each one who takes up the challenge of making a difference."

Source - Indian Television
Dated - July 31,2017

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