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Salaam Dilli

The annual street festival titled Chandni Chowk to Gurgaon that hopes to generate funds for children in need for a bone marrow transplant, will dole out love, laughter for free.

art and culture Updated: Apr 03, 2009 16:43 IST
Rajesh Ahuja

They’re in dire need of a fresh lease of life, and that’s exactly what this weekend has on offer for them. The annual street festival titled Chandni Chowk to Gurgaon (this one doesn’t star Akshay Kumar, though), that hopes to generate funds for children in need for a bone marrow transplant, will dole out love, laughter for free.

Prema Sagar of Genesis Foundation, the organisation behind the fiesta, is quite kicked. “We wanted to host a celebration where disease-stricken children and young adults could enjoy and where nobody discusses about ‘saving them’. So, a street festival boasting of interesting activities seemed like a brilliant option,” she elaborates.

Thus, on schedule is a photography competition with entries from children, to be judged by ace lensman Pradeep Dasgupta, artist Satish Gupta and budding talent Haran of Salaam Baalak Trust. That’s not all; the festival, says Sagar, will have children from the Trust perform a street play while stalls at the venue offer Delhi-cious street food from Delhi 6. “Giving CEOs a miss this time, we’ve tied up with Running & Living to organise The Smile Run for kids and adults. The ‘fun run’ will be followed by breakfast courtesy the All American Diner,” informs Sagar. Another high point will be the screening of
Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay.

Where: Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon
Time: 12 pm to 10 pm, today and tomorrow