Unique event showcasing collections from over 70 designers from across India held at Hyderabad to benefit over 50,000 children.
Araaish event to expand to other cities and to go international soon: Mana Shetty of Save The Children India
Araaish is a novel concept where ´Glamour and Giving Go Together´: Samia Alam Khan
A unique one-day Fashion fundraising exhibition ‘Araaish’ was held here at Taj Krishna, Hyderabad today. Over 70 coveted designers from across India showcased their latest collections which included Jewellery, Apparel, Ethnic and Indo-Western clothing, Crockery, Fashion Accessories, Footwear, Home Décor Items, etc. The exhibition organized by Mana Shetty of Save the Children India, a NGO and local partner Samia Alam Khan, saw the fashion conscious Hyderabadis make a beeline. Actors Suniel Shetty, Athiya Shetty graced the exhibition and went around the stalls. Well known designers such as Vikram Phadnis, Rhea Pillai, Maheep Kapoor, Queenie Singh, etc. showcased their collections.
Speaking on the sidelines of the exhibition, Mana Shetty, creative director of R House Furnishing Solutions Pvt. Ltd., director of S2 Realty Developers Pvt. Ltd., and wife of Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty said that the event brings together Fashion and Giving in a beautiful way. It is a way to give back to the society. We are able to reach many people especially women. In fact, ‘Glamour and Giving go together’ is our tagline.
We have been organizing this event for raising funds for our 30 years old NGO Save the Children India. This season apart from Hyderabad, the event will be held at Mumbai on 18th September and Delhi on 11th October. We plan to organize the event in places such as Pune, Chennai, etc. and also want to take the event international soon. Over 50,000 children are benefitted by the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Actor Suniel Shetty said that Araaish exhibition is not a business for us. Everybody is involved in this from our family. It is very close to my heart as the event raises funds and helps many people especially children and women. It is said that behind every successful man there is a woman. But I say that behind every successful man there are a lot of women. Women as a mother, wife, daughter support us through the ups and downs in life. Lot of work is to be done in the field of education. Beti bachao beti padhao must be a priority, he said.
Suniel Shetty answering a query by a reporter on the trend of biopic films in India said that biopic on him is not feasible as it will be very boring. I am a simple and ordinary person, he opined. It is very important that people make good films. Border movie is very close to my heart, he said. He informed that he is currently shooting for a Kannada film at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. I am interested to work in South Indian films. I watch South Indian Films with special interest. I have grown up as an actor watching stars such as Chiranjeevi, Rajnikant, Kamal Haasan, Venkatesh, Nagarjuna.
Mana Shetty addressing the gathering said that Save The Children India, is a NGO that was founded by my mother Mrs. Vipula Kadri. We have organized this fund raiser event as a tribute to her. Save The Children India works in the fields of education, health, women empowerment. We have many initiatives such as a Special Care Centre, Early Intervention Centre, Anti-Human Trafficking, Vocational Centres, etc.
Giving details organizer Samia Alam Khan said that Araaish exhibition is a hi-end exhibition showcasing Apparels, Jewellery, Footwear, Home Décor Items, etc. It is an ideal place to being the shopping for the coming festive season. The funds raised will be utilized for the education and health of children and women. Over 50,000 children will be benefitted by the Araaish event, she added. The Exhibition attracted the country’s most coveted designers who displayed their latest collections in festive accessories, apparels and jewellery. Over the years, it has been held in various Indian cities such as Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.
It has also received the excellent footfall right from the go. Some of those patronized today include Ms. Pinky Reddy, Mrs. Padma Rajagopal, etc. and many socialites of the city.