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Actors Abhishek Bachchan and Jacqueline Fernandes were present at an Event announcing the venue for the next International Indian Film Academy (iifa) celebrations – the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel, Macau. Abhishek, ‘Friend of iifa’, said, “I experienced the iifa celebrations at The Venetian Macao in 2009, and it was a spectacular 3-day celebration of Indian Cinema. We trust that iifa will plan their celebrations this year befitting the 100 years of our industry.”
On the occasion of Mother's Day, an event—Damini Utsav – Maa Tujhe Salaam—was organised by REDCO and Damini Helpline, along with Gurgaon Police. The aim of the Event was to create awareness about Damini’s Women Empowerment initiatives, and to help make Gurgaon a Safe City for women. A cultural programme was presented by school students, that was followed by a lyrical and thematic Fashion Show titled ‘Damini – The Strength of a Woman’, and highlighted the journey of womanhood. Present at the occasion were Dr. Parveen Kumar, Administrator HUDA, ACP Usha Kundu, Nodal Officer for Crime against Women and REDCO President, Rohit Malik.
The DLF V City Club was the venue for ‘The Festival of Hope – The Pink Blue Ribbon Fest’. The crème de la crème of the City were in full attendance to support this noble cause. DLF V and Bholasons, the co-hosts of the Event, showcased fashion from select designers. The models on the ramp were breast cancer reconstruction patients. The participating designers were – Pam Mehta, Gopa Kumar, Shalini Arora Kochhar, Sagrika Mittal Goyal, Deepa Arora, Pawan Sachdeva, Bharat Reshma Grover, Amit Talwar Trekaaya, Smit Raj Gayanani and Ramonn Lamba. Also present at the occasion were Shalini Vig Wadhwa, Founder of 100 Degrees, singer Anamika, Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff and actress Swaroop Sampat.
On the occasion of Mother’s Day, a fashion show was organised at a Mall, wherein kids in the age group of 3-13 walked the ramp, showcasing a new summer range by the children’s store, Sprouts. Dressed up in casuals, semi-formals and ethnic wear, the confident kids were a delight to watch on the ramp as their parents cheered for them.
The timeless Arabian folk tale, Ali Baba Aur Chaalis Chor, was staged at Epicentre by the children of Literacy India. More than 22 children participated, using a good mix of music, song and humour – to keep the audience enthralled till the very end. The children enacted their characters effortlessly. Filmmaker and screenwriter Rakyesh O. Mehra was seen enjoying the Show throughly, with Founder and Managing Trustee of Literacy India, Capt. Indraani Singh.
Rendezvous- Lounge of Moms and Kids at South City 1, celebrated Mother’s Day by hosting a two-course event with two renowned women in their respective fields of work. The 'by invitation ladies only' one of a kind event included a book reading and discussion of 'Those Pricey Thakur Girls' by the renowned author Anuja Chauhan, followed a stand-up act by the noted comedienne Vasu Primlani. Rashmi Thakur, founder of Rendezvous, said, “It is our endeavour to offer something unique and different to the discerning ladies of Gurgaon. Rendezvous Lounge is just the perfect place for hosting such events which are exclusive and a class apart.”
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