Keeping their social conscience

Charity Event


As part of their hectic schedule of events that involve fund-raising and supporting local charities, the Overseas Women's Club celebrated their India Night with warmth and gaiety.

In keeping with the spirit of the evening, Indian flavours were reflected in the food, the beverages and most of all the beautiful outfits that each member took care to co-ordinate and wear.

From gorgeous shimmering sarees matched with dazzling jewellery, to bejewelled turbans and richly brocaded sherwanis, both the men and women outdid each other in a celebration of Indian traditional styles and fashion.

Cocktails were flavoured with spices like pepper, cinnamon and jeera; fresh tender coconut water did the rounds and a mehendi artist added tattoo to those who were adventurous enough to try out some temporary body art. ‘Do good to others and have a good time yourself’ was the motto of the evening as raffle tickets and a silent auction were also conducted as part of the fund-raising activities.

“These events are a perfect way to share a good time with families and friends while doing our bit to support the 22 local charities we help in Bangalore which cover a range of services from destitute and terminally ill patients to the elderly and mentally handicapped. We are also currently busy co-ordinating our Christmas bazaar which is a great fundraiser each year and very well patronised by Bangaloreans,” said Mona Patel, one of the organisers.

“We are not just about fund-raising activities, many of our members volunteer their time and services towards helping these charities. We feel humbled and very rewarded by our efforts,” she added.

There was also a performance by the dance troupe Attakallari which was very well-received by the audience present.

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