Rotary Fun Fiesta aimed to bring entertainment, families, awareness, and fundraising together for various initiatives benefiting underprivileged individuals in society.
Some of the ongoing initiatives by the Rotary Club of Mumbai Bhandup include:
- Cataract Free Bhandup: The club has conducted over 350 cataract surgeries free of cost.
- Paediatric Heart Surgeries
- Tailoring Training with 100% Job Guarantee
- Pink Auto Project: Trains ladies and provides auto-rickshaws along with government subsidies and loans.
- Education Loan
The Fun Fiesta event featured a range of programs and was attended by celebrities such as Singer Sanjeevani Bhelande, Kunal Kaushal, Comedian Ahsaan Qureshi, Dinesh Bawra, Raja Rancho, actor Amar Upadhyay, Veteran Marathi and Bollywood Actress Smita Jaikar, Sonica Handa, Aleeza Khan, Nishikant Sadaphule, and Mumbai Karaoke club (Shoma Bannerjee and Jyotika Kotian), among others.
The event hosted various programs, including a comedy night, musical evening, and a fashion show by Dr. Chatursing Khalsa’s Zen Asia Foundation, featuring outfits designed by Designer Seema Kshirsagar, the founder of AIFT. A highlight of the event was the creation of the 33 ft Tallest Cardboard Christmas Tree, breaking world records and making it into the India Book of Records and Asia Book of Records. This initiative aimed to contribute to a sense of pride for all Indians, Mumbaikars, and especially the residents of Bhandup.
The organizing team behind the event included President Rtn. Jennifer Isaac, Event Chair Rtn. Natarajan T R, Secretary Rtn. Vaishali Savla, Treasurer Rtn. Dr. Shraddha Nate, Rtn. Rajendra Mokal, Rtn. Uday Shetty, Mr. Sujay Dhurat, Designer Rtn. Seema Kshirsagar, Dr. Chatursingh Khalsa from Zen Asia Foundation, Mr. Bhushan Dolas and Team, Rtn. Ganesh Waradkar, Rtn. Kunal Kaushal, and other hosts who contributed to the success of the three-day event. President Rtn. Jennifer Isaac emphasized the event’s main message of helping the underprivileged, expressing satisfaction with the positive response and participation from Bhandup residents. The success of the inaugural Rotary Fun Fiesta has inspired the organizers to plan more such events in the future.