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Diplomatic call on the ramp

March 6, 2013, DHNS:

For a cause

In a rare occasion, ambassadors and diplomats from several countries took to the ramp to show off designer outfits.

Clad in outfits by leading Indian and international names like Anju Modi, Ashish Soni, Ritu Beri, Ritu Kumar, Nikhil, Suneet Varma, Varun Bahl and many others, were heads of mission and their spouses from several countries, for the fourth edition of Rays of Hope. A special fashion show and charity for benefit of the girl child was
organised by Earth Foundation in collaboration with Turkey Embassy recently.

Some of the diplomats who walked the ramp included Dr Burak Akcapar and Sebnem Akcapar (Turkey) and their son Onat Akcapar; Natalie Marie Daalder (Australia), Naghma Karim (Bangla­desh), Juan F Cordero and Ana Espinoza (Costa Rica); Freddy Svane and Lise Frederiksen (Denmark); Kiran Mehra Kerpelman(UNIC); Sara El-Bakly (Egypt); Doulat Kuanyshev (Kazakhstan); and many more. The fashion show was choreogr­a­p­h­ed by Harmeet Bajaj, while the diplomats donned make-up done by Hair and Shanti.


To add to the joyous occasion, the evening also witnessed Sharmistha Mukherjee, President Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter, walk the ramp in her support to the cause.
Speaking on the occasion, Turkish ambassador to India Burak Akcapar said, “A wise man once said that educating a girl means educating the whole society. Women are our mothers, spouses, daughters and colleagues after all. I cannot think of a cause nobler than raising awareness and funds to help educate and train the better half of our societies. When women finally attain their rightful place in our societies, the world would be a better place.”

Geeti Bhagat of the Earth Foundation said, “I am delighted that leading personalities from around the world came forward to campaign for the future of a girl child.” Funds raised from the event  will be directed towards the foundation’s projects, focusing on education and health of the girl child and pre and post natal care of mothers.

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