Celebrating 115 years of The Taj

Taj Palace, New Delhi, the capital's landmark hotel is all set to host the second edition of 115 Years Charity Gala on August 9, 2019 in support of the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust. The event will commemorate the momentous anniversary of India's first luxury hospitality address, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship of The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL).

Built in 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai was a result of Jamsetji N Tata's dream to usher in a new era in Indian hospitality and ensure that Bombay has an icon which could place it amongst the greatest cities of the world. Following up to the glittering first edition of the Charity Ball that took place at the iconic hotel last year on its 115th anniversary, the second edition of the Charity Gala at Taj Palace, New Delhi will carry forward the spirit of philanthropy – the cornerstone of the revered 150 year TATA legacy.

Founded by the TATA Group and IHCL in the aftermath of the unprecedented terror attacks on Mumbai in November 2008, the objective of the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust is to extend assistance to victims of terror, natural disasters, members of the armed forces and other services who demonstrate bravery in their line of work, and their families.

Inspired by the resilience of survivors and the courage of those who came to its aid, the Trust's purpose is to reach out to people affected by adversities, both man-made and natural to rebuild their lives. Over the past decade, the Trust has worked on a range of relief and rehabilitation initiatives across the country.

With its unparalleled confluence of art, entertainment and gastronomy, and the who's who of the capital in attendance, the second edition Charity Gala will truly be an extraordinary evening with a noble cause.

A live art auction by leading visual arts gallery, DAG, a commemorative six-course sit-down dinner experience curated by Executive Chef Rajesh Wadhwa featuring contemporary Indian cuisine and a high-octane performance by the acclaimed Shillong Chamber Choir will make this an evening to remember.

"Art from the Heart", a no-reserve, no buyers' premium live auction of a selection of noteworthy art pieces will be the highlight of the soirée, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Trust. The 25 works by masters of modern Indian art presented at this auction will provide an unparalleled range and choice to connoisseurs and collectors.

Given that this is an exceptional opportunity, the auction will accept bids from the general public.

The anniversary celebrations will continue over the next few weeks at Taj Palace, New Delhi.

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