Smile Foundation, a national level development organisation, along with fashion guru Prasad Bidapa put up the 4th edition of Ramp For Champs recently .
The event started with a special performance by the students of William Joseph International Academy for Performing Arts on one of its kind classical guitar orchestra .
Throwing light on the show, Bidapa said, “This show was conceptualised with an aim to reach out to more and more privileged people for a cause. I am glad that so many eminent personalities are associated with us. I would like to thank all the people who took time out from their tight schedules and came to support us.”
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest for the evening, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Member of Parliament, said “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world is what Nelson Mandela said. So, education is the weapon that girl children and women need to change the still widely held, restrictive view on opportunities for them. I am happy to be a part of Ramp for Champ initiative.”
He further added, "Education is every child’s right and through the funds raised today, we intend to send 1000 children to school. However, we still believe there are thousands more who need similar support and encouragement. "
Celebrities like, Sudha Murty-author, Vani Ganapathi- classical dancer, choreographer and designer, Priyanka Upendera- actress, Tara - actress, Nisha Millet - national level swimmer, Ashley Williams - chairman of William Joseph Music Foundation and director and conductor of Indian National Symphony Orchestra , Ramesh Arvind - actor, Aviva Bidapa - super model, Rubi Chakravarti - entertainment professional, Nadira Iqbal - fashion designer and entrepreneur also supported the cause.