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Friday, July 3, 2015

Auction for a cause

With Abir, Locket and Mir
July 3, 2015: I just came back from Hotel Hyatt Regency where there was a fund raising event for the Nepal quake victims organized by Oxfam, Hyatt and sponsored by other organizations.
Last month only I had organized a similar kind of paintings exhibition-cum-sale at the same venue for the same cause.
Oxfam India, the Indian wing of the International organization Oxfam, which operates poverty alleviation programs in over 94 countries, pledged matching contribution for funds raised through the auctions to encourage higher bidding.
With The Bengal members - Bickram, Arindam Sil and Rupa
I participated in the auction at the exhibition-cum-sale of photographs of Nepal, and along with some other colleagues of mine from The Bengal, we bought a photograph as well. Quite of number of eminent Kolkatans and members of the foreign consulates attended the event.
It was a gala affair but somehow, I personally did not like the concept where you spend more money in terms of cash or kind and raise far less for donation. It is a matter of individual choice and doing events for a good cause is always welcome.
With Locket and Britta Leicke Milde, GM, Hyatt Regency Kolkata
My thanks and appreciation to mother-daughter duo of Nisha and Anaina Malik who took the photographs exhibited at the event. I thank Britta and the Hyatt team that came forward to support this initiative.
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