MUMBAI: Oberoi Mall kicked off its Diwali celebrations by hosting a special Diwali celebration day dedicated for 50 children from Make A Wish Foundation.
Actor Akshay Kumar and Olympic medalist Vijender Singh took turns in presenting each child with their respective wish gifts.
Vikas Oberoi, Managing Director, Oberoi Constructions said, "Diwali has always been a time of festivity, light and joy. This celebration is the start of a long term association between Oberoi Mall and Make A Wish Foundation. We wish to make a difference to the lives of children across the country by helping to ensure that their dreams and aspiration are fulfilled."
The Diwali celebration began with the children and their parents arriving in the morning and first being taken to PVR Cinema for a special film screening – Cheenti Cheenti Bang Bang. After the screening, they were taken to the Mall’s food court – Spoon – for lunch and then to its recreational space – Fun City – which proved to be very entertaining and exciting for the children.
A play boxing match was followed with the children and the two celebrities. The event concluded with a short boxing bout between Akshay Kumar and Vijendra Singh.
Akshay Kumar said, "I feel honored to have been invited to be a part of such a prestigious event. Children have always been special to me and I am extremely glad that we were able to brighten their Diwali with a great sense of joy and well being." Vijender Singh, Olympic Bronze Medalist, also added "I’m very pleased to be given the opportunity to be a part of a celebration like this one where you can actually see the feelings of joy and excitement on each child’s face."