Mann Deshi Foundation, a NGO supported by The British Asian Trust, won the EdelGive Social Innovation Honours 2010 for its Business School for illiterate rural women in Maharashtra. The award was presented at a ceremony hosted by EdelGive Foundation in Mumbai on 4th March 2010 where Mrs. Rajashree Birla, Chairperson of the Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development and Honourable Member of Parliament, Supriya Sule were present. This successful event witnessed a gathering of more than 200 people from the corporate, development and media sectors.
The EdelGive Social Innovation Honours were started in 2009 to identify and honour organisations that are innovating to empower women and girls in India. The awards focus on innovation as EdelGive Foundation believe that there has been significant under-investment in innovations that benefit the poor. The awards highlight organisations that have worked to create an innovative model for delivery of essential services to women and girls. EdelGive considered innovations that were cost-effective, with the potential to deliver long term benefits.
Over £30,000 was raised at the star studded British Asian Sports awards 2010 at the Grosvenor House hotel in Park Lane on 6 February 2010 in aid of the British Asian Trust.
Hosted by ‘EastEnders’ star Nitin Ganatra and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Laila Rouass, the awards show recognised the contributions and achievements of the best in British Asian Sporting talent. Both hosts also signed up as Ambassadors of the British Asian Trust recognising the sustainable difference the Trust makes to the lives of over 300,000 people in South Asia and the UK.
The charity auction, hosted by Rajan Singh included tickets to the Indian Premier League Finals in Mumbai, Concert tickets to The Black Eyed Peas at the LG Arena, British Grand Prix tickets from Force India courtesy of the UK India Business Council and golf with celebrity cricketer Mark Ramprakash at Wentworth. Continue reading ‘EastEnders’ and ‘Strictly’ stars join Ambassadors at BASA 2010…