“Festival of Hope” held in Siri Fort New Delhi to create awareness and to prevent and detect early stages of cancer

Festival of Hope leverages the platform of art, fashion and music to create and spread awareness to prevent and detect early stages of cancer. The Foundation is supported by eminent personalities and achievers from all walks of life, bringing together “Leaders of Hope” who actively contribute by volunteering their time, money, and skills to make a difference. The 12th edition of the Festival of Hope by Shalini Vig Wadhwa saw the spirit and courage of cancer survivors held today on the 14th of October 2018 at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.

Swiss Wind Orchestra Landwehr of Firbourg

This year the foundation was supported by the World famous Swiss Wind Orchestra Landwehr of Firbourg. 80 musicians on stage performed live and a grand fashion show by The Royals of India.

Shalini Vig Wadhwa Founder Festival of Hope with Maharani Radhika Raje Gaekwad of Baroda

Shalini Vig Wadhwa Founder Fetival of Hope, said,“This year’s theme celebrated the 70 years of Swiss – India friendship. To commemorate the same the foundation collaborated with the famous Swiss Wind Orchestra Landwehr of Fribourg. Around 80 musicians performed on stage. A grand fashion show by “The Royals of India” was also a part of this show. Bringing together the heritage of both the countries. Eminent people were seen walking the ramp for the Royals. The event will also take place in Mumbai and Jaipur.”

Kanwarani Kamini Singh of Seohara with Prithvi Raj

The evening was enthralled with Royals of India presenting their collection. For this season the evening was graced by Maharani Radhika Raje Gaekwad of Baroda, Mukut Rajya Lakshmi of Jaisalmer, Raja Syed Muzaffar Ali, Rani Meera Ali, Rajkumari Syeda Sama Ali, Kanwarani Kamini Singh of Seohara, Rajkumari Chandini Singh of Seohara and Nawab Kazim Ali Khan of Rampur.”

Sonali Gupta and Nawab Kazim Ali Khan of Rampur

Every year Festival of Hope celebrates the spirit and courage of cancer survivors. The foundation has been working relentlessly to raise funds and create awareness for all types of cancer through various creative platforms like art, fashion & music festivals. The funds raised through the endeavour supports the cost of treatment for the under privileged, in addition to motivate them and their families to fight this battle with courage.

Show Stopper Actor Anca Verma

Festival of Hope leverages the platform of art, fashion and music to create and spread awareness to prevent and detect early stages of cancer. The Foundation is supported by eminent personalities and achievers from all walks of life, bringing together “Leaders of Hope” who actively contribute by volunteering their time, money, and skills to make a difference. Numerous precursor events leading up to the annual festival are organised/supported during the course of the year.

Neeraj Mehta, Sachin Khurana, Rajesh Nagpal and Lalit Bisht

The event portfolio includes art and craft exhibitions, music festivals & concerts, fashion launches and shows, health workshops & checkups, blood and organ donation campaigns, as well as serving the under privileged with medical aid, food and basic amenities. The Foundation also supports other NGOs/Social Enterprises in promoting their efforts. These include Indian Cancer Society, Spread A Smile Foundation, Rasoi On Wheels, Shakuntalam Foundation, Desire Home Society, Swapan Sarthak – DLF Foundation, Enjoy Life Centre India, and other individual social contributors.