Food fest to raise funds for girl child education

Hyderabad: Sankalp hosted its annual Fundraising Food Festival ‘Khaan Paan Dhukan’. The initiative was organised with a view to raise funds for supporting the education of girl children across India, focusing on Hyderabad. The Food Festival served Hyderabadi, continental, Chinese and Indian cuisine. While the majority of food was cooked and served by all the employees of the company, the initiative was also supported by Minerva Grand and Sai Charan Catering.

Bright faces and smiles of children from two of the Sankalp supported schools turned the event livelier. The children engaged the audience through their self-created innovative games making the fundraiser event an apt platform to even meet the children for whom these funds are raised.

Speaking on the occasion Hemalatha Vijayaraghan, Founder of Sankalp said, “The food festival has received overwhelming response from Hyderabadis. The price of all the items on the menu was kept at the minimal making it feasible for the participants to enjoy a variety of food. Since this event was meant to raise money to support girl child education, the guests were more than willing to contribute anything over & above the price range. With more than 300 participants, we’ve raised about RS 3,00,000 which exceeded our expectations. Through this we would be able to support the education of additional 50 children”

Sankalp is a CSR initiative by the associates of Sathguru Management Consultants, where a group of like-minded colleagues from all the divisions join together to support specific philanthropic goals. It is a humanitarian initiative to reach out and make a difference to the society.

These initiatives include supporting the education of underprivileged children, child protection, and healthcare initiatives for the elderly, and some more community-centric activities. Blood donation camps are organised at regular intervals to support children suffering from Thalassemia & cancer.

Sankalp has reached out to more than 250 children from 6 schools of which 40 children have completed class 10 and have successfully enrolled in higher secondary classes. One student is pursuing MBBS.

Published on : The Hans India

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