Virat Kohli Foundation has joined hands with Smile Foundation, to support the cause of empowerment of underprivileged children and youth. As a first step towards this endeavour, Virat hosted a one-of-its-kind charity dinner at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai, and was joined by his colleagues Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkay Rahane, KL Rahul to support the cause of children and youth empowerment.
This uber luxury-experiential evening had a five course Michelin starred dinner curated by Chef Vikas Khanna for 200 influencers which included the likes of Akash Ambani, Gautam Singhania, Nandita Mehtani, Archana Kochhar, Tara Sharma, Nikhil Chaturvedi, Mr. Digvijay Singh Kathiwada to name a few.
Talking at the event Virat Kohli said , “The sole purpose behind this initiative is to raise awareness and support for the cause of education and skill training for the thousands of less privileged children and youth in India. I am glad to see the support that has come from all corners and this is just a humble beginning to spread smiles amongst the kids and youth. As a public personality, I realise that I have a huge responsibility on my shoulder to support causes that matter to the society the most and I am glad that my foundation – Virat Kohli Foundation has joined hands with Smile Foundation towards this.”
The fund raiser also saw an auction of selective high-end luxury products and cricket memorabilia close to the heart of the star batsman and his cricketer friends. The amount raised will help support empowerment of underprivileged children and youth. The auction was conducted by Malcolm Todywalla from Todywalla Auctions.
The evening witnessed mesmerizing performances from Armaan Malik, Neeti Mohan, Sandip Soparrkar, Nitish Bharti, Invincible (led by Shraey Khanna) and Nitisha Nanda who performed at the event. Ms. Divya Khosla Kumar was announced as the Goodwill Ambassador with Smile Foundation to support its Mission Education initiatives and encourage talents in the field of music amongst the less privileged.
Our partners Hyatt Thrive, Soie, Cornerstone, Ravish Kapoor Innovative invitations, Business World, MSL Group, Khushi Ambient Media Solutions, Air France, Montegrappa, Tissot, Vertu and eminent artists like Anjolie Ela Menon, Seema Kohli, Suvigya Sharma and Babu Xavier too joined together in making the evening a grand success.