On Saturday 9 November, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the launch of The British Asian Trust Advisory Council, India, at a dinner in Mumbai.
On Saturday 9 November, HRH The Prince of Wales visited Mumbai Mobile Crèches, a project that was co-funded by The British Asian Trust, one of The Prince’s Charities and its corporate partners, AG Barr owners of Rubicon fruit juice, Edelgive Foundation and The Halcrow Foundation.
The British Asian Trust has helped to transform the lives of over 1 million people living in South Asia since it was founded in 2007. The charity acts as a “social fund” to support high impact charities within the areas of education, livelihoods and health.
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On Friday 8 November, HRH The Prince of Wales, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, visited the Katha School Lab, Delhi, a charity funded by The British Asian Trust, one of The Prince’s Charities.
The British Asian Trust has helped to transform the lives of over 1 million people living in South Asia since it was founded in 2007. The Trust provides funding to support high impact charities within the areas of education, health and livelihoods in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
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On Thursday 24 October, TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception for members of British Indian and British Sri Lankan communities ahead of their Autumn tour to various regions in India and Sri Lanka. The reception took place in the St James’s Palace State Apartments, London.
Also in attendance were Ambassadors of The British Asian Trust as well various individuals from the worlds of business, politics, sport, entertainment and the media.
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Hitan Mehta, Executive Director of BAT was recently interviewed by Asian Wealth Magazine, talking about how the Trust was founded and the value of our work in South Asia.
When the Indian and Pakistan cricket teams met in 2007 on a rainy Glasgow afternoon, it was the culmination of many months of hard work by Hitan Mehta together with Sir Tom Shebbeare and Manoj Badale. Everything had been organised, the teams, the television rights, and the spectators. Unfortunately the only thing that could not be organised was the weather.
Players such as Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Shoaib Malik sat around politely looking at each other until the match was
eventually abandoned at 2.30pm. Weather insurance had luckily been organised and the called-off match made $1 million, making it arguably the most lucrative non-event in sporting history.
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A special meeting was held on Friday 28 June 2013 at which HRH The Prince of Wales, President of the British Asian Trust, welcomed members of the Pakistan Advisory Council at Clarence House. His Royal Highness and members of the Council discussed the Trust’s ongoing work in Pakistan.
Projects that the Trust supports, focus on areas that are under resourced and under-developed, with the overall aim to improve the quality of people’s lives and empower them to be economically self-sufficient.
Joining His Royal Highness were Arif Naqvi (Chair of the Council), and members Asif Rangoonwala, Mian Mansha, Amin Lakhani, Ali Habib and Mr. Nadeem Lodhi. Also present was The British Asian Trust Chair, Manoj Badale.
Nadeem Lodhi, CEO of Citi Bank Pakistan, who was also present, has been instrumental in supporting the Trust through the Citi Foundation (the philanthropic arm of Citibank). The Foundation has funded The British Asian Trust’s mental health project with charity partner Basic Needs, and has announced funding for their second project Quality.
The Trust’s ground-breaking mental health project aims to equip individuals, families and communities with the necessary support and resources, that would otherwise be unavailable to them due to their economic circumstances, and would result in them not receiving the help they need. Mental health needs in Pakistan are severely under-resourced and the issue itself is often stigmatized in society.
The British Asian Trust, Trustee, Asif Rangoonwala paid tribute to the work of Citi Bank by saying, “The British Asian Trust is immensely grateful to Citi Foundation for their continued support in Pakistan. This partnership allows the Trust to channel much needed funds into a programme that is committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged people, living in extreme circumstances and allows them to lead more fulfilling lives that ultimately benefit their community as a whole.”