MUMBAI: ‘Pehla Kadam', an initiative by Nivedita Basu for the welfare of the girl child and women, was held on Tuesday at Bombay Adda, Bandra and was a huge success. The event was all about women celebrating their feminity as well as men celebrating the women in their lives.
The who's who of the entertainment industry was in attendance. A calender featuring TV celebrities styled by Lalit Dalmia was launched as well.
Ashish Rai also joined hands with Nivedita to take the NGO plan forward.
Talking about the initiative, Nivedita says, "Pehla Kadam is going to take care of a girl child from the time she’s born. So whether it’s her education, her profession or good health care, good upbringing or anything to do with a girl. Pehla Kadam will help any and every woman to fulfill her dreams. I always had this thought because my grandparents did 30 years of charitable work in Vrindavan. When I told Lalit about Pehla Kadam, he was on board. We decided to call our first chapter Pehla Kadam. This was a calendar shoot and a video shoot. We did this with 30 actors from the industry."
She adds, "There are times girls are not allowed to study further and grow in life. So, Pehla Kadam will help them nurture their skill set. There are a lot of things women can do even if they are not educated I will provide them a platform and connect A to B."
Lalit says, "Pehla Kadam is all about supporting girl child education and working towards women empowerment. So, I thought it would be great to choose young TV artists who can understand and support the cause as well as raise awareness amongst the masses and walk with pride with my haute couture Seven Sin collection."
Celebrities who attended the event : Ekta Kapoor, Sakett Saawhney, Mohit Malik with wife Additi, Erica Fernandez, Parth Samthan , Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary, Shweta Rohira, Amit Behl, Supriya Shukla, Saurabh Pandey with wife Zara, Arjun Bijlani, Ssharad Malhotra, Akash Dadlani, Vindhya Tiwary, Neel Motwani, Vikas Gupta, Gunjan Utreja, Charu Mehra, Gia Manek, Harish Moyal, Ishita Sarkar, Krrip Kapur Suri, Simran Suri, Kushagre Dua, Garima Jain, Chahat Khanna, Roopal Tyagi, Rishina Kandhari, Natasha Mohan Sharma, Raj Singh Arora, Rehaan Roy, Abhisekh Malik, Anshul Pandey, Priyanka Udhwani, Ankit Bathla, Shaleen Bhanot, Ssumier Pasricha, Rakhi Sawant, Mazhar and Mouli Ganguly, Manish Nagdev, Munisha Khatwani, Vipul Gupta, Ali Hassan, Alok Arora with wife Anshul, Ashish Sablawat, Karan Veer Mehra ,Deepa Kaur, Kunwar Amar, Jignesh Joshi, Simple Kaul, Heli Daruwala, Ritu Shivpuri, Randeep Rai ,Zain Imam Tanaaz Irani, Bhaktiyar Irani, Charu Asopa, Geeta Kapoor, Sweety Walia, Swapna Joshi, Renee Dhyani and Lalit Bisht, Sneha Ullal, Gaurav S. Bajaj, Kunal Verma and Pooja Banerjee, Sachin Shroff, Prerna Wanvari and Khalid ,Rubaina Adhikari, Teena Swayyam, Neha Arjun Bijlani and Natasha Sharma Redij, Sasha Tacker, Alisa Khan, Ashish Kapoor and Ilda kroni, Shubhavi Choksey, Viraf Patel, Siddharth Shukla, Akanksha Bajaj And Abhishek Bajaj.
Singers who performed : Bhoomi Trivedi, Kumaaar, Suyyash Rai, Isheta Sarckar, Akasa Singh and Aasa Singh ,Shaarib-Toshi , Navraj Hans, Arko Mukherjee, Harish Moyal, Swaroop Khan, Shibani Kashyap and Avitesh Srivastava. The performances & Artists were managed by All About Talent headed by Ms Geena Dosanjh & Mr Aseem Singh.