Entrepreneur Rahul Chhabra with Blossom Kochar , Shalini Vig Wadhwa, designer Leena Singh, Entrepreneur Sanjiv Bijli, Designer Manoviraj Khoshla and Sama Ali
Nupur Sharma and Sanjiv Bijli
A Perfect evening soiree was hosted by a visionary and illustrious Entrepreneur Rahul Chhabra to celebrate the 7th edition of Festival of Hope, an event that celebrates the spirit and courage of Cancer survivors. It is conceptualized by Ms Shalini Vig Wadhwa, who has been a corporate professional for the last 25 years. The event took place at a new entertainment destination Showshaa, at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon launched during the festival.
The guest list included whos who of industry such as Entrepreneur Rajan Madhu, Designer Jattin Kochhar, entrepreneur Sanjeev Bijli, Designer Pawan Sachdeva, Fitness Expert Vesna Jacob, Floral and Set designer Abhishek Kaushik, Model Amanpreet Wahi, Entrepreneur Ramola Bachchan, Designer Manoviraj Khoshla, Designer Leena Singh to name a few.
Sachin Sachdeva CEO Showshaa and Entrepreneur Ramola Bachchan
In the last few seasons Festival of Hope has successfully raised funds for the Indian Cancer Society that has helped them in further supporting the needy. Shalini quoted, “At what point do you give up – decide enough is enough? There is only one answer really – Never! Through Festival of Hope, I want every Cancer patient to think positively that there is life after cancer. You just need to get treated on time. Remember, ‘Hope’ is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. I truly believe in that.’ As it was Children’s Day, we proposed having few kids who stood up for – Life after cancer as the Young Leaders of Hope. Shakuntalam, an NGO that supports the under privileged children joined the event and was the beneficiary partner this season.
The event was hosted in an elaborate set up outdoors. The designers who participated this season included Ashima Leena, Manoviraj Khosla and Meera & Muzaffar Ali. Anu Ahuja was the Show Director and Blossom Kochhar was the grooming partner. For the evening around 500 crème de La crème attended the event.
Vandana Vadhera, Blossom Kochar and Sylvie
Entrepreneur and Owner of Showshaa Nightclub, Mr. Rahul Chhabra says “This is a perfect Platform to launch our premium and state-of-the-art nightlife destination, Showshaa Nightclub @ Kingdom of Dreams which is all set to leave party lovers bewildered and bewitched, also I would like to appreciate Ms. Shalini for giving me a chance to associate with 7th edition of Festival of Hope Foundation. I personally believe in supporting such causes and i am proud to unveil Showshaa Nightclub in association with this noble cause”.
Designer Ashima Leena says “AL as a brand has always envisioned beyond fashion and has believed in giving back to the society. We work diligently with NGOs and take our responsibility to confer to the world. AL deeply believes that cancer survivors need enduring commitment to the life beyond cancer. And through Festival of Hope we wish to celebrate the spirit and courage of the cancer survivors and their families who have fought this sombre battle.”
Designer Manoviraj Khoshla “Am very happy to be associated with this event & hope there are many more such events that raise the topic of cancer awareness which is such an important subject”.
Indra Jasuja, Hony General secretary of India Cancer Society thanked both the host for yet another successful Festival of Hope.
About Festival of Hope
Festival of Hope Foundation has been working on creating awareness for all types of Cancer via various fashion events for the last four years in the Delhi/NCR. The event is a fund raiser where people walk the ramp, along with Cancer Survivors, to support cancer awareness and contribute to the under privileged children who cannot afford the cost of treatment through hospitals.
The last six events saw more than 500 people walk the ramp as ‘Leaders of Hope’, to support the cause. These include CEO’s and directors of PVR, DLF, Jet, Indigo, Microsoft, Google, HP etc, Bollywood celebs like Hrisita Bhatt, Rahul Dev, Atul Wassan, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Shrishti Rana, Imam Siddiqui, Neena Gupta, Swaroop Paresh Rawal, Saba Ali Khan etc.
Perched in the city of bright and buzzing nightlife, Showshaa is a larger than life entertainment destination set to leave party lovers bewildered and bewitched. The vibrant nightclub aiming to conquer Delhi’s nightlife is spread across more than 12,000 sq ft and promises to provide one of the most memorable of nightclub experiences to our patrons. Showshaa looks forward to becoming a popular destination for international artists from Ibiza, Miami or world famous music festivals like Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival. A melange of international standards, Indian hospitality, world-class technology and unparalleled acts form the philosophy behind Showshaa.
Showshaa with its electric ambience and world class cuisine aims to attract party goers and food connoisseurs alike and whet their appetite for more. Showshaa is a joint venture of Mr. Rahul Chhabra, a visionary and illustrious entrepreneur with multiple projects in the field of hospitality & GINC (Great India Nautanki Company Pvt.Ltd), the company behind the Kingdom of dreams.