Teddy good cause

Friday, 25 April 2014 - 7:15am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Funds from this exhibition will help realise wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses

Society always inspires art and it is a known fact artists contribute to the society and humanity at the time of need. Many prominent artists and activists are coming together to help a social cause via an exhibition Wish A Teddy.

Make A Wish Foundation of India is granting the most cherished wish of children between the ages of 3 and 18 years, living with life-threatening illnesses, irrespective of their socio-economic status, caste, race or religion. The Indian affiliate of this international NGO has fulfilled over 28,000 wishes across 11 divisions in India in their last 18 years of existence.

"It is one of a kind fundraiser which brings together artists, fashion designers and jewellers under one platform, to fulfil the wishes of a child suffering from a life-threatening illness. We are looking forward to large hearted support from patrons of art and charity to take home these wonderful creations and in turn grant the wishes of several children," says Sangita Jindal, trustee of the foundation.

The fund-raising exhibition will see artworks by artists like Paresh Maity, Senaka Senanayake, Baiju Parthan, GR Iranna, Jayasri Burman, Nilofer Suleman, Vibha Galhotra, George Martin, Manil and Rohit Gupta, Seema Kohli, Valay Shende and many others. Jewellery desiners like Nirav Modi, Biren Vaidya, Ghanasingh and Farah Khan Ali will also contribute. As per UNICEF, India is among the countries with the highest child mortality rate. It is truly heart warming to see eminent personalities from different walks of life come together to lend their unflinching support to make a wish foundation to strengthen their mission of creating magic in the life of wish children," says Uday Joshi, founder and managing trustee of the foundation.

(The exhibition will take place on Saturday April 26, 2014 at the Palladium Hotel)

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