The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), in association with De Beers and Powered by Gemological Institute of America (GIA), presented the fourth edition of ‘Jewellers for Hope’. A gala charity dinner with an objective to contribute for the larger cause of preventing the exploitation of the child and as well support the cause of the physically disadvantaged people at large was also organized.
Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Prize Winner, social activist Ms. Shaina NC, Padma Bhushan recipient Dr. D. R. Mehta and Bollywood icons Shilpa Shetty and Manisha Koirala along with cricketer Zaheer Khan, graced the occasion.
Mr. Pramod Agrawal (Chairman, GJEPC), Mr. Colin Shah (Vice Chairman, GJEPC) and Mr. Paul Rowley, Executive Vice President, Diamond Trading & Distribution, De Beers Group, Ms. Nirupa Bhatt, MD GIA, hosted several jewellers, celebrities and prominent film personalities who collectively exchanged views on the industry and at the same time take care of the needs of the society during the course of the sit-down dinner.
This year the industry has earmarked funds to support three leading NGOs – Voluntary Action Association run by Nobel Prize winner Mr. Kailash Satyarthi which works with a mission to end all forms of exploitation of children in India; Giants Welfare Association run by Social Activist Ms. Shaina NC, which supports, maintains and assists promotion of social services and projects in India and abroad and Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayta Samiti or Jaipur Foot run under the supervision of Padma Bhushan Recipient, Dr. D.R. Mehta assisting the disabled by way of providing for artificial limbs, calipers and other aids for free.
The event was hosted and curated by Cyrus Broacha.
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