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Rotary World Fest Charity Event Held at Mahalaxmi Race Course


By Aleem Sahikh

The most fun-filled charity event in the calendar – Rotary World Fest – held by the Rotary International District

Dated: 19 Nov 2017 – Mumbai:

For yet another year the Rotary International District kept its commitment to organise the most fun charity event of the year, the Rotary World Fest. Held at the sprawling Mahalaxmi Race Course grounds of Mumbai with an aim to propagate charity through fun and entertainment, this year’s event saw multiple activities packed into one day, making it an experience to remember for all the participants. And while keeping the entertainment high, the event also addressed different issues related to the community we live in – from health issues affecting elders to child education to malnutrition, unemployment, and the deteriorating environment!

The day started with a ‘Meal Packaging Event’, by Rise Against Hunger, followed by an Art Exhibition of 56 paintings by Sohel Degani. The entire proceedings of the exhibition were contributed to JSW Foundation’s Girl Child Education program.

The afternoon saw the heartbeats rise with some races, which was followed by ‘Create your Own Self’- a unique Caricature activity by NHAF!

The mellowing sun was accompanied by musical performances by Wheel Chair bound students from Agripada! This was followed by rather Interactive sessions like Enthusiastic Specialist – Suresh Srinivasan, Mixologist & Flair Bartender- Ami Shroff, Beer tasting and Fun games- Happy by Thirsty and Board games by Kamlesh Avasare & team (Germany/ USA)!

A little break before the grand evening spectacle was provided through some phenomenal foot massage by The Areopagus – Japanese Day Spa. In the meantime Council For Fair Business Practice staged a though provoking street play on ‘Consumerism & Awareness’.

One of the most important moments of the day was when India Post released a special cover, bestowed only to events of importance, on the Rotary Fest India!

Post sundown is when the glitz took its rightful place as likes of Salim Sulaiman, Manganiyar Brothers, George Brooks, Louis Banks, Sheetal Kolwalkar, Isheeta Chakravarty, Gino Banks, Satyajit Talwalkar performed in a true ‘East Meets West’ symphony!

In midst of all the fun an entertainment, the event saw a number of organisations coming together – MCGM (solution to your waste segregation); Mumbai Port Trust (Collaborating for Betterment of Mumbaikars); MDRI (A registry by Indians for the Indians); Marrow Donor Society; Give life- After life (Importance of Skin donation); National Liver Foundation; Ratna Nidhi; ISCKON Midday meal- Food for life programme; Parkinson’s Disease And Movement Disorder Society; Cause Cyclothon… and many more worthy projects.


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