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GJEPC’s CSR Initiative ‘Jewelers for Hope’ Charity Dinner Donates 1 Crore

Beneficiaries for this year’s donation were Indian Army Welfare, Tribal Integrated Development & Education Trust (TIDE) and Shrimad Rajchandra Love & Care (SRLC).

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(PRESS RELEASE) MUMBAI — The Gem & Jewelry Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) through its CSR initiative ‘Jewelers for Hope’ charity dinner raised funds to donate the proceeds towards Indian Army Welfare, Tribal Integrated Development & Education Trust (TIDE) and Shrimad Rajchandra Love & Care (SRLC), held on 8th August, Mumbai.

Mr. Pramod Kumar Agrawal, chairman, GJEPC, hosted Jewelers for Hope charity dinner in the presence of guest of honor Mr. Paul Rowley, executive vice president, diamond trading & distribution, De Beers Group; Mr. Evgeny Agureev, director, Alrosa; Mr. Colin Shah, vice chairman, GJEPC; Mr. Milan Chokshi, convener – promotions & marketing, GJEPC and Mr. Mansukh Kothari (convener, national exhibitions, GJEPC) among others.

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Mr. Pramod Kumar Agrawal said, “Jewelers for Hope” is a platform where gem & jewelry industry comes together to contribute for a common cause. As an industry, we have always contributed generously for the upliftment of the underprivileged. The gem & jewelry industry has been involved in large-scale philanthropic initiatives particularly in the field of primary education, health & hygiene since a long time. This year, we have chosen to support niche areas such as the Indian army welfare, tribal welfare, affordable healthcare and maternal care to the underprivileged. I thank all contributors for coming forward and supporting the Jewelers for Hope initiative.

A fund of Rs 1 Crore was raised from Jewelers for Hope Charity Dinner event and it was evenly distributed to Army Welfare, Tribal Integrated Development & Education Trust (TIDE) and Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care (SRLC) respectively.

Mr. Paul Rowley said, “Diamond does changes lives. Diamond is truly forever, and it reflects love. At De Beers we have always believed in helping in building the society. India is no different from the African nations, where there is abundance of talent and skillsets. Through this initiative we would like to make the society a better place to live.”

Mr. Colin Shah said, “The selection of the three NGOs Army Welfare, Tribal Integrated Development & Education Trust (TIDE) and Shrimad Rajchandra Love & Care (SRLC), was a unanimous choice by the GJEPC members. All the three NGOs have done outstanding work for the needy and underprivileged.”

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Bollywood actor and theater personality Boman Irani was the host for the night, who entertained the audience with his great comic style and won the hearts of all for singing the iconic Frank Sinatra’s song My Way.

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