It was a simple familial celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Bhamla Foundation, a volunteer-driven organization, comprising of more than 1800 patrons, spread across several cities in India – working for various causes in the field of health, social and child welfare, working for children with special needs, women’s empowerment, environment protection, waste management, solar energy harnessing, among others.
Bhamla Foundation has also partnered with the MCGM and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and got involved with the production and execution of two major campaigns, the first being with Amitabh Bachchan that aired on Television TB Haarega Desh Jeetega and the most recent and largely appreciated campaign called Jaan Bachao against Diabetes & Hypertension which is endorsed by health icon Akshay Kumar.
The evening held at Taj Lands End, Bandra was an eventful one with Meraj Husain opening the evening and inviting Asif Bhamla on stage. Asif Bhamla spoke on the growth of the Bhamla Foundation and its progress from strength to strength. Vivek Goenka and Karan Bhagat felicitated Atul Kasbekar on his film Neerja and its success followed by the felicitation of Dr. Zahir Ishaque Kazi (Re Elected as President Anjuman-I-Islam) by Ashish Shelar, Sameer Pitalwala by Additional Municipal Commissioner for Eastern Suburbs, Sanjay Deshmukh.Besides Asif Bhamla, Sachin Tendulkar, Zayed Khan, Suhel Seth, Sujay Jairaj, Vivek Goenka, Meraj Husain, Randhir Kapoor, Atul Kasbekar, Anirudh Dhoot, Karan Bhagat, Dr.Zaheer Kazi, Dr.Sanjay Deshmukh, Aditi Govitriker, Sameer Sata, Karan Bawa, Prasoon Joshi, Ashish Shelar, Saher Bhamla, Karan Ashok Kapoor, Romanchak, Daboo Malik with son Armaan Malik among others were also present..