All proceeds will support Save The Children India charity organisation
Mumbai, May 6, 2014: eBay India ( www.ebay.in ), India’s leading eCommerce marketplace and Save The Children India are coming together to set up a charity auction with cricketer Virat Kohli. The Charity Auction is live from May 6-16, 2014 and the auction will give the winner a chance to burn it out in a gym session with Virat Kohli. As part of the session, Cricketer Virat Kohli will work out with the highest bidder and provide valuable inputs on the fitness routine which needs to be followed to stay fit. The proceeds from this charity auction will be used to educate the less privileged differently-abled children supported by Save The Children India.
Commenting on this auction, Cricketer Virat Kohli says, “Education plays a vital role in every child’s development but unfortunately many children in our country do not have access to it. Moreover, a vast number of children in our nation are deprived of basic health care facilities. To combat these two important issues in our society, Save The Children India carries out various philanthropic programs and activities and I feel extremely honored to have been presented with this opportunity to contribute my little bit to Save The Children India. I encourage all my fans to participate in this auction and help raise funds to support the cause of education and health care for the lesser privileged children. I promise a very special day for the winner of this auction.”
Commenting on the occasion, Ms. Deepa Thomas, eCommerce Evangelist, eBay India says, “As an ongoing endeavor of eBay India for Charity, we are delighted to support Save The Children India in their efforts to envision India as a child-friendly nation. The exclusive charity auction of the gym experience with Virat Kohli will help support the noble cause with awareness & funds.”
Dr Subhadra Anand, CEO, Save the Children India, says, “We are very excited about this partnership as Mr. Virat Kohli is loved by many children and it would make it very special for them to know that the money has been raised by the cricketer in his endeavor to provide to them a better tomorrow. We would like to extend our thanks to eBay India for providing us the opportunity to raise money for our cause. We are also thankful to Cornerstone Sport & Entertainment for assisting us with putting this auction together.”
“This NGO is really close to my heart as my mother Mrs. Vipula Kadri is the founder of Save the Children India. We are striving to carry on her legacy in the field of social development in India, and appreciate the support that we have been fortunate enough to receive. The wonderful people who support us don’t just donate, they help us change lives, and we thank Virat for the wonderful gesture that he has made for Save The Children India .” said Mrs Mana Shetty, Trustee, Save The Children India
To bid for the charity auction, please log on to: www.eBay.in/virat
About Save The Children India
Save The Children India is a non-profit organisation established by the late Mrs. Vipula Kadri in 1988. The NGO envisions India as a child-friendly nation and has been working towards the empowerment of less privileged women and children through its interventions in the realms of education, health, livelihood and women empowerment.
Today, 250 children, who are either intellectually, hearing, or speech impaired, study at the Special Care Centre school. Accomplishments of Save The Children India include bringing health & education to over 200,000 people. The NGO has been awarded the prestigious Best NGO award by the Resource Alliance, backed by the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Best NGO award by the Institute of Public Enterprise, endorsed by the World CSR Congress. Additionally, Save The Children India has created a special focus for advocacy, prevention and repatriation of trafficked women and children, among its varied and vast canvass of interventions. Log on to www.savethechildrenindia.org to know more.
About Virat Kohli Foundation
Virat Kohli launched his charitable institution “Virat Kohli Foundation” in 2013. The foundation was commissioned to make long term valuable contributions to the society, by undertaking meaningful initiatives and projects. Along with initiating independent projects, Virat Kohli Foundation aims at working with select NGO’s to create awareness, seek support and raise funds for the various causes they endorse and the philanthropic work they engage in.
About eBay for Charity
eBay India Charity Fundraising programme is a special section dedicated to NGOs & Socially Responsible Corporates and enables recognized charities to create awareness, raise funds and also list products and merchandise for sale to millions of global and Indian users. Log on to www.ebay.in/charity to know more.
About eBay India
eBay India (www.eBay.in), India’s leading eCommerce marketplace, is India’s No. 1 online shopping destination where thousands of Indian entrepreneurs list a wide range of products across Electronics, Lifestyle, Collectibles and Media categories. eBay India is a 100% subsidiary of eBay Inc.
About Cornerstone Sport & Entertainment
Cornerstone Sport and Entertainment ( www.cornerstone.in ) is a talent management agency headquartered in Mumbai. They have successfully initiated and been a part of some of the biggest sporting and entertainment brand associations in the Indian market. They exclusively represent & manage cricketer Virat Kohli.