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New OTT Platform MASK TV To Revolutionize And Captivate The World Of Entertainment From Dec 9

New OTT Platform MASK TV To Revolutionize And Captivate The World Of Entertainment From Dec 9

Dec 7, 2022

Just like a Trojan horse it has a catalogue of real and electrifying contents which will be unveiled giving its viewers an unbelievable experience…

Mumbai (Maharashtra) India: This wonderful phrase…’the more, the merrier…’ ‘sounds quite true….

“Mask TV”, an arguably and distinctive new OTT platform  is set to ramp up with daring entertainment from this Friday, December 9, 2022. Just like a Trojan horse it has a catalogue of real and electrifying contents which will be unveiled giving its viewers an unbelievable experience.

Confirming the same, Sanjay Bhatt, the Mentor of Mask TV said, “Yes, it is all coming together and will be available from December 9. As per the title, we also wanted to live up with it. So, as a team we bounced off with several ideas and zeroed down concepts which were real, bold and adventurous. Finally, we are ready to unmask many untold stories from every nook and corner of our country. This apart,  we will be the first one to have an unique title track for the platform – ‘Raaz tumhare…’ penned by my wife Anju Bhatt, who is also one of the promoters of Mask TV along with my son Chiranjeevi and daughter Mansie.”

Chiranjeevi Bhatt, the C.E.O. of Mask TV says, “After the pandemic ridden last couple of years, the Indian streaming market is growing in it’s second phase too. It is price-sensitve and at the same time have value conscious consumers. It is the kind of content that keeps the audience hooked. So,  there is a lot to learn for new players like us and recalibrate their offering on content and technology.”

Mansie Bhatt, the director of Mask TV adds,  “OTT platform is a place for anyone who wants to tell a good story, no matter where he or she comes from and at the same time also connect with wider audience all over the world. The viewers want content from our culture but keeping at par with the international standards. We at Mask TV are similarly moving towards stories that are different in textures, more rooted to our culture and shot in small towns.”

The innovative themes undoubtedly make the journey special at Mask TV. Their original shows will empower, innovate and unlock an entirely new level of entertainment.

Seeking a well rounded approach, for her web originals “Project Angel”, Mansie Bhatt who has also conceived, scripted and directed the show shares,  “It is all about transgenders who has not had it easy and have been neglected by the society including their near and dear ones… The first season is a 6-episode series with duration of 35-minutes each. Unbelievably,  all the performers are transgenders and first timers facing the arc lights.  They are given a platform sharing their awe-inspiring journey  – eat,  play games and how gracefully they carry themselves  in a beauty contest, etc.  Once again, it will be the first of its kind in the lot. It is said, such kind of shows have been appreciated abroad like Germany, U.S.A., and many other countries.” 

Sanjay Bhatt further informs, “To begin with we have around 30 – 35 shows on our catalogue that promises a rollercoaster ride of entertainment, dramas, comedy and unexpected twists. It contains  originals like “Mission 70” which will be releasing on December 9 with the launch of our platform ‘Mask TV’. Closely to follow “Mussoorie House” on December 13; “Bhookh- Kahani Ek Jaanwar Ki” on December 15;  “Double Shades” on December 18 and last but not the least “Project Angels” on December 20 amongst many others. We also have all our old favourite shows made for Doordarshan in the 90s being re-aired on our OTT platform, including the new versions of  “Hunsgulle – Season 2”, “Manzilen – Season 3” and 26- episodes of  “Haal Kaisa Hai Janab Ka?”; while on the other hand investments in new content production will continue. We are an Indian based OTT platform following a hybrid business model and come in an easy package for the subscribers.”

Mask TV aims at providing its audience with unique and high-quality entertainers for people all over the globe. The platform comes with a user-friendly app that can be downloaded from Google Play, Apple and Jio. 

Google

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.masktv.app

Apple

https://aapps.apple.com/in/app/mask-tv/id6443824063

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New OTT Platform MASK TV To Revolutionize And Captivate The World Of Entertainment From Dec 9

Veganuary 2023 To Reinforce India’s Love For Plants And The Planet

Veganuary 2023 To Reinforce India’s Love For Plants And The Planet

Dec 7, 2022

 Celebrating the 10th-year of the global campaign, Monica Dogra, Amy Aela and Mountaineer Prakriti Varshney join Veganuary as Ambassadors.

India, December 7, 2022: Veganuary – the global campaign to try vegan for January and beyond – is all set to reinforce India’s love for plants and the planet. It is using humour, hummus, and hope to inspire positive change for health and the environment. Backed by celeb supporters and huge popularity among Indians in its previous avatar (2022), a large number of people are expected to sign up to try vegan for January as registrations open today.

On the occasion of its 10th global anniversary, 10 popular Indian vegans are supporting the campaign, including Soundarya Sharma– actor and BigBoss contestant; Arvind Krishna– actor and pro 3×3 basketballer; Monica Dogra– musician and actor; Amy Aela– actor; Prakriti Varshney– mountaineer, Mt. Everest; Kuntal Joisher– mountaineer Mt. Everest; Vishwajeet Sangle– pro tennis player; Anushka Manchanda-singer; Sadaa Syed– actor and Sneha Ullal– actor.

Soundarya Sharma has shown that you can be vegan and thrive in any situation. She has shared her encouragement to everyone trying vegan this January. Arvind Krishna said “I’m vegan for the environment, the animals, for my health and wellbeing. I’m elated to be joining Veganuary as an ambassador and I hope my active lifestyle inspires many to try vegan”.

The theme for this January is ‘hope’ and the campaign has a desi twist to engage more Indians. In addition to the free resources and 31-day coaching emails, this year’s resources Include a new Indian starter kit answering all questions on veganism, more Indian recipes, a one-pot meal plan to help make meals cheaper and quicker, as well as an updated celebrity e-cookbook featuring recipes from Indian and global celebs including Venus Williams and Dr Jane Goodall, and a new podcast series which launches on 1st January.

 

Reflecting on her decision to be an ambassador for the campaign, Monica Dogra said, “I turned vegan after watching a documentary about the way that eggs are produced, and also hearing information on the environmental impact of factory farmed dairy. I had already been vegetarian for years for similar reasons. I recognize it’s a process, but it is one that is easier than ever today, and one that should surely be considered by the privileged to help lower impact on the planet and promote compassionate and mindful lifestyle.”

Market research indicates a rising popularity of veganism in India. A YouGov survey in December 2021 revealed that 65 per cent of Indians planned to eat more plant-based/vegan foods in 2022. In January 2022, India had the third highest number of people signing up to try vegan, next only to the UK and USA.

Along with climate, social and health benefits, veganism has huge economic implications as well. The Indian plant-based meat market, which is currently worth $30–40 million, is anticipated to grow to $500 million in the next two years. Plant-based dairy sales in India are expected to increase from their current level of $21 million to $63.9 million by 2024, with a CAGR of 20.7% per cent. As a result of the rising demand, meat and dairy substitutes are competitively priced and readily available on par with their equivalents sourced from animals.

Amy Aela shared her sentiment, by saying: “Choosing to be plant based is not about a diet, it’s about choosing a lifestyle which is morally sound. As humans, we have the ability for moral and rational thought – unlike other animals. So, if we can have happy and healthy lives without hurting someone else, why wouldn’t we?”

Prakriti Varshney, the first vegan woman to scale Mt. Everest recorded a motivational video for Veganuary participants and observed “If you can live a happy, strong and healthy life without harming animals and nature, then, why wouldn’t you?”

To help people track their progress while encouraging them to stay on a vegan diet, Veganuary has also collaborated with vegan bakehouse Maloney’s Delights and introduced special edition Veganuary calendars.

Veganuary’s India Head Prashanth Vishwanath said: “This is the time for hope, change, and action. Whatever your plans for 2023 are, trying vegan is a great place to start, for health, the planet and the animals. Veganuary understands the science of behaviour change and brings world-class support and resources for you to have a great vegan experience. You can do this while enjoying most of your favourite Indian recipes, engaging with celeb vegans and being part of a community that is trying vegan at the same time as you”

If you’re in Delhi or Bengaluru, don’t forget to catch Veganuary on the many cabs plying the streets. You can even use the QR code on the cab to sign up!

Notes to Editor

Veganuary is free to join, and people can sign-up at veganuary.com to receive our Celebrity eCookbook, the new Official Veganuary Starter Kit, and 31 daily emails packed with nutritional info, delicious Indian recipes, meal plans and helpful advice.

Nearly 2.5 million people, coming from almost every country in the world, have officially taken part since our pledge launched in January 2014. With campaign hubs now in Germany, USA, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, India and the UK, Veganuary has truly become a global phenomenon.

Veganuary 2023 To Reinforce India’s Love For Plants And The Planet

Bridging The Tourism Industry Connecting Urban Facility To Rural Community DILIP PATEL SIROHI Plays A Vital Role

Bridging The Tourism Industry Connecting Urban Facility To Rural Community DILIP PATEL SIROHI Plays A Vital Role

Dec 5, 2022

Dilip Patel, A brave and very passionate man. As a creative young man and a hardcore believer, he has always inclined himself in learning new things. He is not only a production manager and Bollywood filmmaker but also a worldwide record holder of numerous national and international achievements for his bike riding and mountaineering summits.

Dilip Patel Sirohi recently visited to one of the village in Maharashtra with the help of Motohom Caravans it was really nice to connect with locals and acknowledged their problem ; As Motohom Caravans not only provides its services to its customer and fellow tourist but also provide a business platform to many rural &  tribal places and their people.

These Caravan comes with various amenities It has everything from a living room, a small bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a ‘terrace’ space on the roof of the vehicle. Guess what, you can also choose to post some live updates as the caravan comes equipped with WiFi too. They also provide a driver & cleaner.

Where Dilip Patel Sirohi learned that These Type of Tie-ups gives a Major Boost in Tourism Exposure to these unexplored places and help the people by giving them an audience to showcase their rich culture, different cuisine through which they can generate some livelihood.

This shows that he is not just a common guy on a mission but he is a perfect example of a hardworking, relentless, and true Indian.

His accomplishments doesn’t end here, he has also become the brand promoter of the very renowned hill station in Mount Abu and brand Ambassador Sirohi located in Rajasthan.

In a bid to boost tourism in the state, Motohom Caravans is Bridging the Difference between

Providing a Platform for the People and Offering its unique services available in Maharashtra and Gujarat and soon Dilip Patel Sirohi in  associate with Motohom Caravans  are planning to launch this in Rajasthan hill station i.e. Mount abu & Rajasthan leopard conservation area Jawai.

  

Bridging The Tourism Industry Connecting Urban Facility To Rural Community DILIP PATEL SIROHI Plays A Vital Role

First Irish Film Festival Of India Saw The Light Of The Day At AAFT

First Irish Film Festival Of India Saw The Light Of The Day At AAFT

Dec 3, 2022

Noida: It is a historical day as once again we have been able to create another First ever Irish Film Festival of India along with the opening of 115th Batch of Asian Academy of Film and Television. This new IFFI in New Delhi has already created super vibes in the creative circle,” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios at the opening of Irish Film Festival at Noida Film City.

“I am thankful to Sandeep Marwah ICMEI and Indo Ireland Film and Cultural Forum for organizing first ever Irish Film Festival of India. The new chapter has begun in the friendship of India and Ireland. This must continue and we would like to make it an annual event now onwards,” said H.E. Brendan Ward Ambassador of Ireland to India in the capacity of Chief Guest of this glamorous show.

What an excellent idea to have festival of Irish Films. We had teachers from Ireland in our schools and colleges, including in churches years back. The two countries had a similar fight against a common adversary and there were many ties between the respective independence movements in the two countries. Many of the provisions of the constitution of India were drawn from their Irish counterpart, the constitution of Ireland. Cinema brings very strong cultural ties,” said Stuti Kacker former Secretary Government of India and Now Chancellor of University.

Overwhelmed with the huge turnover and house full audience Siraj Zaidi Actor Producer specially flown from Dublin said,” Dream Come Ture- I have been planning to have festival of Irish Films from last twelve years, since I started festival of Indian Films in Dublin, Ireland. I am indebted to Marwah Studios to take up this event. Best of four films are here to bring two countries together through art and culture,”.

The first IFFI festival (Irish Film Festival of India) in Noida is unexpectedly very vibrant and energetic. The films are marvelous. I have been to Ireland few times, we are very close to the culture of Ireland. We have a very long relationship with the people of Ireland,” added Atul Tiwari renowned Script writer and actor from Mumbai.

I had the pleasure to be in Ireland two three times and I have always been impressed by the films and culture of Ireland. Now this festival has opened many gates of relationships with Ireland,” expressed Nilesh Malhotra Producer, Director, actor from Mumbai.

A scholarship of AAFT Asian Academy of Film and Television was presented to Irish Ambassador H.E. Brendan Ward on this occasion. Sandeep Marwah also presented Life Membership of International Film and Television Club to the dignities. An exhibition of paintings by Tanisha Bakshi was another attraction. The event was supported by Indo Ireland Film and Cultural Forum, International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry and World Peace Development and Research Foundation.

First Irish Film Festival of India Saw The Light of the Day at AAFT

Ajay Soni Producing 2 Punjabi Videos With Singer Amit Gupta Under Seven Horse Studios

Ajay Soni Producing 2 Punjabi Videos With Singer Amit Gupta Under Seven Horse Studios

Dec 1, 2022

Actress Harmisha Mistry is making her Bollywood debut with the film Kuch Khatta Ho Jaye

Producer Ajay Soni is working on multiple projects under his production house Seven Horse Studios. Singer Amit Gupta is coming up with two Punjabi music videos soon. The name of one song is Amritsari Jugni, the other song is named Ankhiyaan Nu. Amit Gupta is the composer and singer of both these songs as well as featuring. Whom Raj Gupta is directing and Ajay Soni is the producer of these videos. Actress Harmisha Mistry is also working with Ajay Soni, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut soon.

Mumbai based actress Harmisha Mistry is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Kuch Khatta Ho Jaye opposite Guru Randhawa. Harmisha is very excited to do this film with Guru Randhawa, Saiee Manjrekar and Anupam Kher. The film will release in January or February next year. Talking about her character in the film, Harmisha said that she is playing the role of Saiee Manjrekar’s younger sister.

Harmisha, who has done B4U’s official music video Farari, has also done Udit Narayan’s video Gore Gore Gaalon Pe. Harmisha, who has done sirf Money and a horror web series with Sudesh Berry, will be making her feature film debut with Kuch Khatta Ho Jaye. This comedy film is being made under the direction of G Ashok. Harmisha had an amazing experience working with Saiee Manjrekar and Anupam Kher.

She has been dancing since she was studying in third standard. She likes Kiara Advani the most. Kabir Singh and SherShah are her favorite films. She likes Kiara’s cute face and hot body.  who dreams of working in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial, wants to share the screen with Vicky Kaushal. She had a memorable experience shooting for the film in Agra and is now very excited to do a Punjabi song with director Raj Gupta.

Singer Amit Gupta is also very excited about these two songs. Raj Gupta is his friend for many years and he is also happy to work under the banner of Ajay Soni.

   

Ajay Soni Producing 2 Punjabi Videos With Singer Amit Gupta Under Seven Horse Studios

Rajneesh Duggal – Dilbar Arya – Rajveer Singh Feature In Shatakshi Films Songs To Be Shot In The Picturesque Locales Of Norway

Rajneesh Duggal – Dilbar Arya – Rajveer Singh Feature In Shatakshi Films Songs To Be Shot In The Picturesque Locales Of Norway

Nov 29, 2022

Delhi, 28 November 2022 – Shatakshi Films is going a big way to shoot their two special music videos across the beautiful landscape that is in abundance in this European country –  Norway. It is widely known about the bonding of India and Norway and to further strengthen this relationship, that aims at promoting tourism and business between the two countries, this initiative was announced by Shatakshi Films at a press conference that was organized at Aerocity in Delhi, where Ms. Martine of Norway Embassy was present as the chief guest.

These videos will be directed by Suman Guha and it features Bollywood stars Rajneesh Duggal, Dilbar Arya, Vipin Bhardwaj, Rajveer Singh and Karishma Sharma. One of these songs, ‘Teri Narazi’ is to be immediately shot in Norway, and so will be the other song  ‘Daru Da Drum’ that is a peppy Punjabi-Hindi mix number.

An ecstatic Chief Guest of this collaborative announcement event, Ms. Martine of Norway Embassy remarked, “Relations between Norway and India have always been good. We aim to further strengthen this relationship between us and therefore the Norwegian government is inviting Bollywood as well as all producers and directors for shooting there.”

“Today’s announcement is an important initiative towards strengthening the relationship between Norway and Bollywood. The locations in Norway are panoramic and very beautiful that will also aid tourism,” mentioned Ms Martine. Generally, people think of places like London, Switzerland, Paris and Dubai for shooting songs, now Norway also has an edge with positive response and incentives offered by the Norwegian government to shoot across its great locations across the country.

Bound to kick-start a beeline for this untapped European country, the songs that are going to be shot grandly there, and this will surely see an increase in tourism and trade between India and Norway. The Norwegian government has gone all out to woo the Bollywood filmmakers by providing all the necessary cooperation for shooting there. There are various incentives offered along with all around facilitation to the producers who plan to go there for shooting.

The songs ‘Teri Narazi’ and ‘Daru Da Drum’ that will be releasing thorough a big music company somewhere around the period of Christmas and New Year. What is noteworthy is that our Bollywood artistes would be shooting in minus six temperatures in Norway. Producers of Shatakshi films are looking to go all out to depict the grandeur of these songs that are sure to create a buzz in music industry.

“Our aim is to do full justice to the songs with no holds barred and we want to come up with something that speaks of quality unlike today’s video songs in Bollywood that are just churned out randomly carrying weak content,” added the producers of Shatakshi Films.

Lyricist of these songs is JD that are Composed by Swarat Chakraborty, sung by Swarat Chakraborty and Sukanya Das. Shatakshi films will adopt the tradition of earlier days where each song used to take four to five days and were being shot grandly with a lot of preparations.

  

Rajneesh Duggal – Dilbar Arya – Rajveer Singh Feature In Shatakshi Films Songs To Be Shot In The Picturesque Locales Of Norway

TV Star Sharad Malhotra – Director Kamal Chandra And Music Director Rashid Khan’s Music Video TERE HO GAYE Released

TV Star Sharad Malhotra – Director Kamal Chandra And Music Director Rashid Khan’s Music Video TERE HO GAYE Released

Nov 29, 2022

SV Dhun comes up with a beautiful song “Tere Ho Gaye” featuring TV star Sharad Malhotra. Composed by music composer Rashid Khan, the song is sung by Yaser Desai. This video was launched in a grand program held in Mumbai. The song is becoming quite popular as soon as it is released.

Darshana Banik is seen in this song along with Sharad Malhotra know for shows like Banoo Main Teri Dulhan, Maharana Pratap, Kasam Tere Pyar Ki and Naagin 5. On the other hand, the voice of singer Yaser Desai, who has sung in many films like Abbas Mastan’s film Machine and Akshay Kumar’s film Gold, is making this melodious song even more beautiful. This song is sung by Deepanshi Tripathi along with Yaser Desai.

SV Dhun Presents Tere Ho Gaye is directed by Kamal Chandra. Its producer is Deepak Kumar, co-producer is Deepa Tripathi, lyricist and composer is Rashid Khan. Let us tell you that music director Rashid Khan is very famous in Bollywood. Rashid Khan has given music for many movies including Nautanki Saala, Raaz 3, Hate Story 2, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, Kar Le Pyaar Karle, Paying Guest, Ishq Ke Parindey, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Jahan Chaar Yaar Mil Jaye and many more hits Albums have been done like sawan Ki Boonde, Piya Re Piya, Dua Kijiye, Man Bawra etc

Composer Rashid Khan said that as the title suggests, Tere Ho Gaye is a soft romantic number that depicts the depth and intensity of love. As beautiful as its audio is, its video is equally heart touching.

Actor Sharad Malhotra told that this is a very sweet romantic song depicting innocent love. The video has been shot in Agra, the city of Taj Mahal. Although it started raining during the shoot but somehow we managed to shoot it, glad the song is getting a good response. It looks like a film song and not an album song.

Its associate producer is Akash Srivastava, channel head Yogesh Kumar Mishra, choreographer Debo Suresh Nair. EP Sourav Chandra, Digital Partner Global Music Junction, Creative Director Ravi Chandra.

Promotion and publicity is being handled by Shabbir Shaikh of Fortune Life Line Media & Entertainment.

 

TV Star Sharad Malhotra – Director Kamal Chandra And Music Director Rashid Khan’s Music Video TERE HO GAYE Released

 

Nad Sham A Thief Who Steals From The Rich And Gives To The Poor Is Talk Of Bollywood With His New Hindi Movie ALPHA VENUS

Nad Sham  A Thief Who Steals From The Rich And Gives To The Poor  Is Talk Of Bollywood With His New Hindi Movie ALPHA VENUS

Nov 28, 2022

A multi-lingual actor who is well-rounded and skillful in Hindi, English, French languages will be seen opposite Miss India 2019/ Miss World Runner-Up Suman Rao and Siddhanth Kapoor in his much-awaited Bollywood project “Alpha Venus”

If confidence is the buzzword today, actor & model Actor Nad Sham is definitely in tune with the times. Awaiting the release of his film ‘Alpha Venus’,  he is simply passion personified.

Nad plays the protagonist, the male lead named- Neel (codename: Alpha), who is a master of disguise, a con artist, when asked about the USP of his role, he comments “Uniqueness of the role is that I get to have 3 disguises with unique characteristics and also speak Hindi, English and some French”

“The core of the story is Indians standing for India” says Nad about the film Alpha Venus which deals with a familiar problem in India at the core i.e. corruption and mixes it with elements of action, adventure, comedy so as to be a complete entertainer. Major chunk of the film is shot at the exquisite locations of Mauritius and India

Nad performed his own stunts which was the biggest challenge for him “The action scenes were a bit taxing including having to jump from a bridge, and the tight schedule since we were shooting in winter, we had to adapt to the daylight”

Blame his appealing looks and extraordinary talent, the upfront ambitious actor has triumphed upon the hearts of millions with his stint in a well-loved Hollywood project ‘NSR The Jade’ in which he not only played the the lead role, he also carried his own stunts including driving cars in high-speed chase, piloting a speed boat in the open sea, and standing in a fast-moving helicopter.

Nad recently signed 3 new Bollywood Movies and without revealing much, he has already started shooting for his next Bollywood project in Turkey and Santorini says ” I can’t talk about the project now, however I will let the production disclose more in due course”

 

Nad Sham  A Thief Who Steals From The Rich And Gives To The Poor  Is Talk Of Bollywood With His New Hindi Movie ALPHA VENUS

Born To Shine Announces Its 30 Prodigy Winners

Born To Shine Announces Its 30 Prodigy Winners

Nov 17, 2022

A CSR initiative of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL), in association with GiveIndia!

Mumbai, 13th  November, 2022: On 13th November, ZEEL along with its partner GiveIndia, felicitated the top 30 winners of their ongoing child prodigy scholarship program in Mumbai. It was an evening of celebrating Indian art forms and stories of these talented winners who will be getting support to continue their talent through scholarship and mentorship program.

The seed that was planted to bring about change was nurtured and has now germinated into a strong tree. The Top 30 Born to Shine prodigies who were honored at the event are:

Aariya Tripathi, Angeleena Avnee, Ankita Pradhan, Anwesha, Ashanya Sharma, Aastha Prasad, Dishika Chhabra, G Prathysha, Janhavi Dutta, Kinjal Jena, Kuhu Sharma, Nidhi Dogra, Niral Wadekar, Ojaswi Sahu, Prasiddhi Singh, Pratiti Das, Prity Bhattacharjee, Rithika B, Samridhi Sen, Sayantani Kanjilal, Sayesha Chowdhury, Shraddha Vaidya, Soumya Dhal, Shrija Kayal, Swarangi Khanolkar, Tamanna Pokharia, Vani Pathak, Yoshita Sharma, Rea Balotia, Jiya Rai.

What began as an idea has now become a shining reality!

The Sarod icons, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, ace violinist Dr. Sangeeta Shankar and her daughters, Ragini and Nandini, and the renowned dancer Guru Shubhada Varadkar performed for the children to encourage them further.
The Born To Shine scholarship program was launched on the 10th May, 2022, and the registration window closed on the 5th July, 2022. The scholarship program was open only for girl child prodigies above the age of 5 and under the age of 15. The mission of the scholarship program was to nurture girl child prodigies and empower them to pursue their talents. The scholarship program received more than 5,000 eligible applications across the country and the shortlisted candidates were auditioned in 8 cities.
Punit Goenka, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, Zarina Screwvala (Managing Trustee & Director, Swades Foundation); Dr. Bindu Subramaniam (Co-Founder & CEO, Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts); Samara Mahindra (Founder & CEO, CARER); and Rupak Mehta (Founder, Brahmnaad Cultural Society) graced the panel and were spellbound by the impeccable talent on show. The prodigies were individually felicitated by the jury members.

Punit Goenka, Managing Director and CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, believes that To witness our girl prodigies on stage with the stalwarts was a surreal moment. These kids have broken all barriers and overcome all societal pressures to emerge champions! Moving on from here, I am sure that the scholarship and the mentorship program shall help the prodigies be their highest self and work toward their goals.”

The evening was dedicated to celebrating the beauty and the different hues of Indian art and culture. Speaking on the occasion, an overwhelmed Dr. Bindu Subramaniam said, “I think talent is prevalent everywhere, and what children need are opportunities. I think Born to Shine is a great way to find and mentor talent from underserved communities, which is something that I and SaPa have always felt is important. I’m grateful to be able to contribute to this project and can’t wait to meet the talent that is out there.

Samara Mahindra was all praises for the parents who dedicate their lives to mentor and mould their child’s talents into a sustainable and refined form. “Indian culture is one of the oldest in the world and can be traced back to pre-historic settlements as early as the 3rd millennium. Programs like these which encourage the youth are imperative to give the fine arts system the importance it deserves. Additionally, it’s essential to help stay connected with our roots and take pride in doing so.”

Zarina Screwala expressed, “I would like to congratulate ZEEL and GiveIndia for this one-of-a-kind scholarship program that aims at empowering young girls to pursue art and culture. Art is not objective, with a set algorithm to deliver the end product. It encompasses a lot of intangibles like imagination, empathy, perseverance, and patience. I hope that with endeavours like Born To Shine, our society starts accepting artforms as a career option soon!”

Rupak Mehta added, “In today’s dynamic world, ideas like BORN TO SHINE are the need of the hour because these young talented minds need a professional setup and mentoring to sustain their art in the longer run. This scholarship and the mentorship program are like a blessing!”
Talents have been revered and celebrated for eons in our culturally rich nation. But, not many have come forward to champion a cause for girls, especially for the ones who show immense promise at an early age. Born To Shine is indeed a harbinger of hope for the aspirants of our society.

About Born To Shine:

Born To Shine is a CSR initiative of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), India’s largest entertainment conglomerate, in association with GiveIndia, India’s largest and most trusted giving platform. The scholarship program received more than 5,000 eligible applications across the country and the shortlisted candidates were auditioned in 8 cities. The mission of the program is to nurture girl prodigies and encourage them to continue their talent by providing a holistic and integrated development approach.

Born To Shine Announces Its 30 Prodigy Winners

Mumbai Joint Commissioner Vishwas Nangare Patil At Charity Event Organized By Ms. Nidarshana Gowani

Mumbai Joint Commissioner Vishwas Nangare Patil At Charity Event Organized By Ms. Nidarshana Gowani

Nov 17, 2022

Children are the joy of today and the hope of the tomorrow. Every year on children’s day, various organizations come up with events for kids and organize fun, food and games. However, this year was a little different. Mumbai city saw a unique children’s day event that was a lot more than food and games.

The event celebrated children and worked toward good health of those who keep them safe.

The amazing event was organized at the Worli police ground and Shri. Vishwas Nangare Patil, Mumbai Joint commissioner of police was the chief guest at the event. He was felicitated for his unending dedication towards the safety of Mumbai citizens. The ladies in the Mumbai police force were also thanked for their efforts to ensure that children stay safe. The trust offered them the gift of good health by organizing breast checkup camp in a part of the event area. 200 female police officials underwent the screening and also received counselling about handling breast cancer doubts.

The event was attended by several celebrities and was a grand success. Apart from honoring police force and conducting health checkups, the event also had numerous swings for kids and a food court service delicious yet healthy food.

The children included little ones from all walks of life. Children of police officers, children struggling with cancer, cancer survivors, and children irrespective of their economic status became a part of the event. The success of the event was evident from the smiles of all children and their attendees. “It is these smiles that we strive for”, said Ms. Nidarshana Gowani humbly.

   

Mumbai Joint Commissioner Vishwas Nangare Patil At Charity Event Organized By Ms. Nidarshana Gowani.