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Celebrities, corporate walk the ramp in support of education for underprivileged children


After two successful seasons in Bangalore, Smile Foundation in association with renowned fashion stylist Prasad Bidapa staged the third edition of its unique initiative Ramp for Champs on Februry 17, 2013 in Mumbai.

The event, sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover as the Title Partner, was attended by Bollywood actors, television personalities, celebrities and corporate honchos, who walked the ramp in support of Smile Foundation’s initiative for promotion of basic education among children from underprivileged communities.

Acclaimed personalities like Meiyang Chang, Kiran Sippy, choreographer Remo D’Souza, Claudia Ciesla, Nisha Jamwal, Hiten Tejvani, Kabir Singh, Pritish Nandy, Aishwarya Sakuja, Zulfi Syed, Mini Ribeiro, Sara Loren, Sriram, Amit Sana, Namrata Dixit, actors Tisca Chopra and Bhagyashree, and writer Amish Tripathi sashayed down the ramp along with children from Smile Foundation.

They were further joined by feminist lawyers like Ms. Mrunalini Deshmukh and Mr. Zulfikar Memon, along with top corporate representatives like Mr. Rohit Suri, Vice President, Premier Car Division, Jaguar Land Rover India, Ms. Rita Bhattacharya, Director Corporate Communication, LIC of India, Ms. Bharati Mongia, Sales Manager Air France KLM, Ms. Tove Selnes, Vice President HR, Opera, Srinivas P.P.R. Founder & CEO of T Plus Tours India, Mr. Radhakrishnan Ramchandran ,Founder, iStream, and Khwaja Saifuudin, Director Sales, Western Digital.

As the evening progressed, choreographer Remo D’Souza and singer Meiyang Chang enthralled the audience with their stimulating performances.

The event was made successful with support from partners like title partner Jaguar Land Rover, powered by Opera, hospitality partner ITC Hotel, associate partners LIC and WD, cause partner Air France KLM and Central Bank of India, travel partner T Plus Tours, photography partner Cannon, outdoor partner Accord, promotional partner Planet M, gift partner Amway, live streaming partner iStream.com, philanthropic partner Coca Cola Support My School campaign, radio partner Radio City, magazine partner Autocar, styling partner Kapil & MMonika and wellness & grooming partner VLCC.

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