It’s all in a smile

G2 partnered with Smile Foundation for the 11th edition of their Ramp for Champs show. The event focussed on the theme of the girl child’s education

The campaign for the Smile Foundation’s Ramp for Champs show was ‘She Can Fly’. It is an effort to enable, equip and empower girl children with quality education, proper nutrition, good health, adequate skills, and, above all, self-confidence to enable them to live their lives to their fullest potential. The girls proved to be the main highlight of the show as they confidently matched steps with eminent personalities on the ramp.
Ace designers Archana Kochhar and Preetys Design Hut put on an exclusive show in support of the cause.
Archana Kochhar’s muses for the show were eminent personalities from different fields including the likes of Amyra Dastur, Sonal Chauhan, Ansh Bagri, Meyang Chang, Shaleen Bhanot, Praveen Dabas, Karan Patel, Ankita Bhargava, Radha Dheer, Shweta Rohira, Giaa Manek, Preetika Rao, Hunar and Mayank Gandhi, Rakhi and Hemang Pandit, Ridhima Pandit, Gurpreet Gura, Shruti Tejwani, Sukriti Kakar, Prakriti Kakar, Terence Lewis, Karan Grover, Caesar Gonsalves, Ajaz Khan, Shravan Reddy, Abhijeet Sawant, VJ Andy, Sushant Singh, Rati Pandey, Sara Khan, Shraddha Arya and Prashant Sawant.
Preetys Design Hut by Preety Agarwal is a young and dynamic brand which caters to the woman of today. Its motto: Don’t Dare to be Different, Dare to be Yourself. Her muses were Sarika Mehra, Yugma Desai, Sanskruti Balgude, Aditi Singh Sharma, Pooja Sawant, Sejal Sharma, Meghna Naidu, Nazia Hussain, Gaiti Siddiqui, Sundeepa Dhar, Tina Putta, Vividha, Deepika Singh, Amrin Chakkiwala, Bhumi Trivedi, Tanya Sharma, Payal Ghosh, Samiksha Zubeida, Srishty Rode and Sai Tamhankar.

Sonal Chauhan and Amyra Dastur were the spectacular show stoppers for the evening. Splendid performances by Abhiruchi Singh, Gaurav Sharma, and Mohit Lalwani had the audience spellbound throughout the evening.
The support and commitment of responsible brands went a long way in ensuring the success of the event. The event was powered by Emars Events and supported by Ample Mission and Narayan Jewellers.
Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Chokshi, Vadodara were the official partners for the event and showcased their range of stunning bridal and cocktail jewellery. A statement of elegance and panache, the new bridal collection of Narayan Jewellers was a seamless amalgamation of aesthetics and engineering set in contemporary design.
Other partners of the event included Hyatt Regency, Shruti Tejwani Photography, Body Sculptor, Soapbox, VK Media Institute, CHASA IDT, National Decorators and VK Media Worldwide. VK Media Worldwide also took the pledge to support the talent from Smile Foundation in the field of fine arts.
“As a brand we strongly believe in the power of women. We feel that a woman stands for strength, dignity and pride and understand how education is an important step in providing her with an equal platform to excel in life. Hence we felt that as a brand we should come forward and join hands with the Smile Foundation in their journey of bringing about this change through the power of education as well as providing children with the right nutrition. There are few opportunities and not too many platforms for luxury brands to take part in social initiatives. We are really glad that Smile gave us the opportunity to support such a great cause,” said Ketan Chokshi, co-owner of Narayan Jewellers.
The motivation for Ramp for Champs comes from the need to sensitise and engage society proactively to bring about a meaningful change in the lives of less privileged children, particularly girls, by supporting their education.


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