Taj Palace, New Delhi Hosts The Second Edition Of 115 Years Charity Gala

Industry Watch | August 13, 2019 | Press Release

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Taj Palace, New Delhi, the capital’s landmark hotel hosted the second edition of Charity Gala on August 9, 2019 in support of the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust to celebrate 115 years. The production and sound design of this event was curated by Showtime. The event commemorated the momentous anniversary of India’s first luxury hospitality address The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship of The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and carried forward the spirit of philanthropy. The cornerstone of the revered 150 year showcased TATA legacy, with an auction of 25 prized artworks from the DAG collection, the proceeds of which were donated to the Trust.

During the event, at this extraordinary evening, Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and CEO, IHCL, in his welcome address thanked the members of the audience for their patronage and generosity towards the cause and highlighted the values and legacy of IHCL and the TATA Group.

With its unparalleled confluence of art, entertainment and gastronomy, the glittering evening had the who’s who in attendance, including Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar; Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar and Nivritti Kumari Mewar; Lokendra Singh Rathore; Sunil Sethi, Chairman, FDCI; Rakshanda Jalil; Paresh Maity, Artist; Vijit Singh; Manoj Adlakha, MD, American Express; H.E. Mr. Nadir Patel, Canadian High Commissioner; H.E. Mr. Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France and Rakesh Bakshi, RRB Group.

Art from the Heart, a no-reserve, no buyers’ premium live auction of a selection of 25 noteworthy art pieces from the DAG collection was conducted by renowned auctioneer Hugh Edmeades was the highlight of the soirée, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Trust. The 25 works by masters of modern Indian art included those by M.F. Husain, Amrita Sher-Gil, S.H. Raza, Jamini Roy, F.N. Souza, K.H. Ara, Sunil Das, G.R. Santosh, J. Sultan Ali, Natvar Bhavsar, Sakti Burman, Avinash Chandra, Krishna Reddy, P.T. Reddy, Anupam Sud, Bimal Dasgupta, Shanti Dave, Laxman Pai, Madhvi Parekh, Sohan Qadri, Shobha Broota and P. Khemraj.

Speaking on this momentous occasion, Mr. Gaurav Pokhariyal, Senior Vice President – Operations Senior Vice President – Operations NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jaipur and Ajmer said, “For over a hundred years, the iconic Taj dome has anchored the skyline of Mumbai and today, it continues to stand tall as an epitome of timeless luxury. We are immensely proud to be a part of this milestone celebration and are excited to carry forward our revered legacy of philanthropy with the second edition of the 115 Years Charity Gala at Taj Palace, New Delhi.”

The commemorative five-course sit-down dinner experience curated by Executive Chef Rajesh Wadhwa featured artistically-plated contemporary Indian cuisine – making the menu a befitting tribute to the illustrious culinary landscape of India. Shillong Chamber Choir’s eclectic performance concluded the evening on a high-decibel note.

The 115 year anniversary celebrations will continue with special celebratory menus at 17 restaurants of IHCL across the city, Taj Mahal, New Delhi, Taj Palace, New Delhi, Taj City Centre, Gurugram, Ambassador New Delhi – IHCL SeleQtions, Vivanta New Delhi Dwarka, Vivanta Surajkund NCR and The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake Gurugram until August 16, 2019.

Taj Palace, New Delhi, the capital’s landmark hotel hosted the second edition of Charity Gala on August 9, 2019 in support of the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust to celebrate 115 years.

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