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Embracing a good cause

Embracing a good cause
The Belgian Ambassador’s residence hosted a fund raiser for the NGO URJA to build a suitable premise for carrying out its operations for the district of Maharajganj, on Tuesday evening in the national Capital. A fashion show by Mouktika graced the evening with a beautiful Spring and Summer Collection designed by Padma Swarupa.

URJA has successfully reached seven villages with solar panels providing low cost electricity. With the district magistrate’s cooperation URJA is establishing libraries in the Kasturba Gandhi Girls schools, in every block of the district. The NGO also has low cost sanitary napkins production units for women to help them maintain good health in suburbs and villages in India. Raka Singh, president of URJA felt that electricity is a fundamental right of every human being today. She started with solar energy in seven villages soon after the establishment of the organisation. “URJA will fulfill the goal of electrification of villages in UP by low cost alternate energy through solar panels. It also intends to bring all around development to felicitate poverty eradication,” said Neelam Pratap Rudy, vice president, URJA.

Ambassador of Belgium, H E Jan Luykx said, “I have been in India for over a year and a half now, earlier I had come here to do my M. Phil. in Indian Philosophy. I love the country, its heritage and food and it is a great pleasure to be a part of a noble cause of helping those in need.”

Padma Swarupa, Mauktika said, “We believe in women empowerment and giving the women every opportunity to look the best, because when they look the best they feel the best and they are the strongest. My collection today, of Mouktika is dedicated to strong women, the objective of Mouktika is ‘may we know them, may we be them and may we raise them”.

The event also had the presence of Shahnaaz Hussain, Ratan Kaul and Preeti Ghai among many others.
Lahari Basu

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