B4U Music will telecast The Angeli Foundation Gala Fashion Fundraiser featuring top Indian designer Manish Malhotra this weekend.
The gala charity fundraiser, which took place at the end of February was organised by The Angeli Foundation, a charity which works diligently to raise awareness about one of the key issues prevalent in India – gender inequality. The charity۪s primary objective is to redress the balance for women who are treated as second-class citizens in India. The foundation raises awareness of a variety of issues; from female foeticide to limiting healthcare and education in favour of male siblings, to bride burnings, unreported rapes and acid attacks. The Angeli Foundation seeks to raise awareness about and subsequently battle the inequality that exists from womb to womanhood.
Manish Malhotra, one of India۪s leading fashion designers, stunned the 450-strong audience with the debut of his spectacular collection at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in London۪s Park Lane.
The cause and event garnered much celebrity support, with Bollywood leading ladies Parineeti Chopra and Urmila Matondkar walking the ramp in Malhotra۪s dazzling designs. Celebrities were not only present on the ramp, but also in the audience.
Angeli Kapoor Puri, chair of The Angeli Foundation said of the event: The 40,000 raised will make a phenomenal difference to the girls in India, and give them access to the three key things that are essential for empowerment health, education and nutrition. There is no doubt that we couldn۪t have raised our profile in any better way than with the support of Manish, Parineeti, Urmila and the amazing British contingent who I hope will take the message on further.
The special segment will air as part of B4U Music’s show ‘Talk of the Town’ on Sunday 21st April at 18:30.