Zirakpur, May 8, 2022 (Kulbir Kalsi)
To raise awareness about and funds for differently-abled children -a special fashion runway show ‘Empower Diva 2022’ was held at Ramada Plaza, here. The glamorous event was organised by Rotary Zirakpur, NGO Empower and Elevate Wellness Club, Panchkula.
More than 35 well-known actresses and models and ‘Ms Elevate Diva’ winners did the ramp walk for this noble cause at the event. Renowned celebrities including, Manya Pathak, Zee TV actress who was seen in Hindi reality TV Show on Zee5 – ‘Dilli Darlings’ , actress Yamini Singh who is presently working in Star Plus show ‘Kabhi Kabhi Ittefaq Se’, she has featured in the film ‘Pagglait’ too, also sashayed down the ramp with the differently-abled kids at the event.
Addressing the media, on the sidelines of the mega event, Sharmita Bhinder, Founder of the NGO Empower said, “We are extremely delighted and overwhelmed to see the response to the event. Today’s event’s aim was to bring special children on a common platform and give them a different exposure and bring joy to their lives. As the core motive of the event was to raise the funds for special children, the amount collected from the event will be used for medications, workshops, education and family support to needy special children.”
Special children , models and actresses too took part in the press conference to share greater details of the event with the media.
Yamini Singh said,”NGO Empower has taken a great initiative by organising this unique event. All sections of society need to spread awareness about issues faced by special children. Such examples need to be emulated by others so that more resources are generated for the betterment and growth of differently abled kids.”
Manya Pathak congratulated the organisers for showing sensitivity for the cause of special children. “The event gave a scintillating platform to differently abled children to showcase their talent. This is praiseworthy”
Proving their mettle with sheer talent, special children enlivened the event with their awe-inspiring performances, which stole the heart of the audience present at the event. Vaibhav Singh, Sahibjit Khaira, Akshay Luthra and Yesheevardanbir Singh Rathore were the special children who performed. Moreover, the special kids also did a ramp walk which was the highlight of the event. Rotary’s District Governor Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh Ajay Madan and his wife Savita Madan were also present on the occasion. Many senior Rotarians too participated.
Rotary also announced an educational programme for children. Expressing his gratitude, Raj Gupta, Founder of Elevate Wellness Club and President of Rotary, Zirakpur said, “I want to thank all the guests and sponsors for their immense contribution. Besides fundraising, our aim was to create awareness in the society to build an understanding and accepting community integrated well with children who are differently abled.”
Others who were associated with this fashion event were Sifat by Manisha Windlas as Jewellery Partner; Happy Strings as Event Management Partner; Kaya Glow as beauty partner, Sanu ki eco store, Omika and The Narrators were gifting partners and INIFD was the design partner. Madrina Films (USA), Tranza Studios , Mehar and JP Hospital were main sponsors.
Many more renowned names of the entertainment industry participated in the event , these included – Ruby Singh, Mrs India 2017, actor Ebadat Bhandari, Sonu Hurria who is the current Mrs India Royale 2022, Neelam Garg, a renowned model and choreographer, Tarvinder Kaur, Mrs Inspirational India 2019 etc.
In fact Ruby Singh, Neelam Garg, Tarvinder Kaur and other Mrs India’s helped in the management of the event. Rachna Narang, an educationist and Saahir Banwait were host and emcee respectively. Rocky Tapia was the choreographer for the show, Martin was the DJ and performances by famous young artists Samayra and Lavi Tibbi were also held.