Foodies Park, 2019 was a fund-raising food festival that had been specially organized to fund the treatment for acid attack survivors on the 2nd and the 3rd of May, 2019. The event that’s powered by A.K Motors was presented by Youth United Welfare Society NGO in hope to raise funds to help with the medical and psychological treatment of the victims.
“The Cause behind this fundraiser is the betterment of those girls how have been through acid attacks. Unfortunately, the number of these girls is too high in India. And as common knowledge, their medical treatment is expensive which often girls from middle and lower-middle-class families can’t afford. So that’s one of our major goals, to provide them the best medical care possible.” – Mr. Deepak Raval, Youth United Welfare Society.
“Our other major goals are to introduce these girls to psychological care. Given the poor state of mental health awareness in our country, these girls are deprived of this vital care. The effect of the initial pain and the consequences following trauma that they go through is unfathomable for most of us. We want to make sure that with the help our associated NGO and the funds this festival will raise, we not only introduce these girls to the concept of mental health but also make their lives a little simpler.” said Mr. Jitesh Tak and Tarun Sharma from the Youth United Welfare Society NGO.
“150 different food outlets participated in this festival. Our three delicious lanes, 1 Swaad Mahal the royal flavours of the fine dining world, 2 Chatpata Mouhola, and 3 Mithi Rasoi made the perfect place to pamper people with a sweet tooth,” said Mr. Maaz Shaikh, co-organizer of the event.
“It was really fun and entertaining at the Foodies Park 2019. We had local and celebrity artists performing for the audience. I’m glad to have worked on such a noble cause!” said miss Simran Kaushik a sponsor from the Knack Management Productions.
Foodies Park, 2019 wasn’t just about food but also music. The event saw several talented DJs showcase their sound-mixing skills. The event was also attended by celebrities like Anisa Butt, Feryna Wazheir, Meghana Kaushik, Benafsha Soonawala, Simrat Kaur, Neeraj Yadav, Bharat Ragathi, Himanshu Purohit, Joint Commissioner IT Mr. Vishal Makhane’s, Maaz Shaikh, Sangeeta Kapure, Gaurav Sharma, Twinkle Kapoor and more. The festival took place at the MBMC Ground, behind Seven Square Academy, Mira Road East, Mumbai. The festival with a noble cause was backed up by A K Motors, Club Mahindra, Brand Catalyst Media, and Knack Management Productions. The chief guests for the event were the brave acid attack survivors.
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