Gemfields supports over 2500 Nanhi Kalis through Project Blossoming
Gemfields hosted a magical evening in support of Project Nanhi Kali to raise vital funds for the education of underprivileged girl children.
Last night the Project Blossoming Collection was auctioned by Christies, at a glittering event in Mumbai. The collection consisted of 12 unique and outstanding pieces of jewellery, created using Gemfields’ Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies. A part of the proceeds will go to Project Nanhi Kali, jointly managed by the K C Mahindra Education Trust and Naandi Foundation and will be used to educate a minimum of 2,500 girl children.
The event, which was held at the Regal Room, Trident brought together the who’s who of Indian society for Gemfields’ Project Blossoming in support of Project Nanhi Kali. Guests included; Project Blossoming Ambassador, Chitrangda Singh; Julien Vincent Brunie of Christie’s; Ian Harebottle, Gemfields CEO, Rajiv Dubey of Mahindra and Mahindra, Sheetal Mehta, Executive Director, KCMET, Manoj Kumar, CEO Naandi Foundation, Tisca Chopra, Preeti Jhangiani and Parvin Dabas, Aditya Hitkari and Divya Palat; Nisha Jamwal; Rouble Nagi, Pria Kataria Puri & Naazneen Bedi.
“Project Blossoming has been such an inspiring initiative”, says Sheetal Mehta, Trustee and Executive Director, K.C Mahindra Education Trust. “The auction has managed to raise an astounding figure, which I am sure will bring smiles and give hope to many young girls!’
The Project Blossoming Collection combined the incredible talents of India’s leading jewellers; Hazoorilal and Mirari from Delhi, Anmol Jewellers and Moksh from Mumbai, Amrapali from Jaipur, Talwarsons Jewellers from Chandigarh, Tibarumals Jewellers from Hyderabad, Lala Jugal Kishore Jewellers from Lucknow, Abaran from Bangalore and Narayan Jewellers from Vadodara.
“I am delighted with the response we received from this philanthropic project,” said Ian Harebottle, Gemfields CEO. “Its success has made our resolve even stronger to do more in the coming years in India. I would like to thank everyone whose efforts have made this initiative such an amazing success.”
About Project Nanhi Kali
Project Nanhi Kali was established in 1996 with the aim of providing quality education to underprivileged girls in India. Today jointly managed by the K.C Mahindra Education Trust and Naandi Foundation, the project is reaching out to over 90,000 girls across 9 states in India covering some of the most deprived, remote, and difficult regions of the country. The project ensures underprivileged girls get access to quality education by providing academic support, material support and social support that also involves counselling parents and the community on the importance of issues related to girl child education and gender equality. In this way enabling the child to attend school with dignity and reducing the chances of her dropping out. Please visit www.nanhikali.org for more information.