Bollywood Stars Play Santa For NGO Children


Ravena-Tondon-KidsChristmas means different things to different people. For the less fortunate children of some leading NGOs in Mumbai such as Akanksha, Teach ForIndia, Cancer Survivor children from CPAA and Salaam Bombay Foundation get a dream come true present through Mumbai police constabulary contingency.  The gift is rather glamorous as Bollywood stars descend on their big day.

These children have been preparing year round to put up a performance by the end of the they will have audience from Film and TV fraternity. Bollywood heavyweights such as Raveena Tandon, Boman Irani, Shreyas Talpade and Mandira Bedi will be present along with a bevy of established television stars in support of children hailing from the police constabulary contingency and multiple NGOs. The competition round will be judged by ace choreographer Ganesh Acharya.

These children have been taught dance, pro bono round the year, under the nurturing guidance of Mrs. Diana Tyagi who has had long standing association with the police force. These little brave hearts, who put their heart and soul into practising, present their marvellous skills in form of sizzling dance show titled Star Nite.

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Talking about the occasion, Chief Guest, Ms. Raveena Tandon said, “I have always loved to associate with anything to do with children. I make it a point to create atleast one such cause in a year because it’s so much more rewarding. The moment you get to an event with children around you get to revisit childhood. There is so much positive energy that you take back from them. I’m truly grateful to Mumbai constabulary contingency to give me such an opportunity to spend time with children and in this festive season it’s always fun to shake a leg or two with the kids”.

The commissioner of Police, Mr. Rakesh Maria and Mayor of Mumbai, Ms. Snehal Ambekar will be also be presiding over the event along with Ms. Raveena Tandon to encourage the children. After the competition these kids will get their awards directly from the film and television stars. The most sought after recognition for the evening, is the rolling trophy, named after late constable Shri. Tukaram Ombale, the martyr who nailed Kasab and bringing the terror struck night in Mumbai to an end.

Talking about the event, Diana Tyagi, Chairperson, Star Nite said, “We do this as a year round effort and our show is getting bigger with every year. I want to personally thank each and every guest of hounour to accommodate us in their busy schedules. This is honestly the high point of our show and children really go back encouraged to perform better next year. We really want to strengthen this platform so that these kids can find a career calling through dance. There is no Star Nite without the stars”.

Here’s wishing a warm and loving Christmas to all the children.