Dubai to host charity auction
of Indian art
Oct 14 (IANS) A charity auction of Indian art will be held
here next month, proceeds from which will be utilised in the
areas of health, education and empowerment.
With a Smile: India on Canvas', under the patronage of
Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of the Vice President
and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will be jointly organised
here Nov 28 by Indian NGO Kinship for Humanitarian, Social
and Holistic Intervention in India (Khushii) and Dubai's Al
Noor Centre for Special Needs Children, Emirates News Agency
and Al Noor have taken this step together as the first initiative
towards Khushii's global vision to create the world's first
NGO forum that will provide aid to areas affected by global
calamities," former Indian cricket captain and chairman
of Khushii Kapil Dev said in a statement.
has always had the drive to fulfil our vision of a just and
equitable social order through the provision of sustainable
livelihood," he added.
from the charity will be shared by Khushii and the Al Noor
to 60 pieces of art along with a specially commissioned Audi
A4 car and a Murano SUV from the Dubai-based Ajmal group will
be auctioned during the event.
auction, to be conducted by London's Christies, will pair
renowned achievers from different walks of life with successful
and talented artists from the subcontinent and the UAE to
jointly create a customised piece of art that will then be
of the biggest names in the global art fraternity along with
leading eminent personalities, including Bollywood celebrities,
senior government officials and leading industrialists have
joined hands for this noble cause.
With a Smile will be an effective catalyst in bridging the
gap between various segments of the society, bringing them
towards a common cause of global concern and reaffirming the
power of the individual and the perseverance of the human
spirit," said Khalid Al Halyan, chairman of Al Noor Centre.
is planning to begin a new chapter in Dubai in support of
its charitable ventures in India and elsewhere.
its establishment in 2003, the NGO has contributed to healthcare,
sustainability, rural development, remedial education, care
for the aged, and investment in government infrastructure.
up in 1981, the Al Noor Centre for Children with Special Needs
today takes care of 220 children with special needs. Its goal
is to integrate its students into society and equip them with
important life skills.