John Abraham will be the chief guest at a beauty pageant with a difference. Called Princess India, the pageant is being held especially for the visually-impaired girls on International Women’s Day, March 8. It is jointly organised by the National Association for the Blind (NAB) and an NGO named Blind’s Dream founded by Samir Mansuri, who himself is visually impaired by birth.

On inviting John as the celebrity guest, Samir says, “John Abraham is known for his philanthropy. We could not have thought of anybody else as the special guest. He has given us an hour’s time and has agreed to crown the winner.”

Adds Samir, “He was bowled over with the idea of a beauty pageant for visually impaired. He felt that it will give loads of confidence to the girls, and that it’s a good concept.”

What also makes the pageant different is the girls aged between 18-30 are super achievers. While one girl, Stacey Rodrigues, has already published a book of poetry and has two painting exhibitions to her credit, another girl, Jyoti Malik, a computer wizard has designed and launched her own website.

The pageant will provide a platform for all these girls to showcase their varied talents — singing, dancing, painting and poetry among others.

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John Abraham will be the chief guest at a beauty pageant with a difference. Called Princess India, the pageant is being held especially for the visually-impaired girls on International Women’s Day, March 8. It is jointly organised by the National Association for the Blind (NAB) and an NGO named Blind’s Dream founded by Samir Mansuri, who himself is visually impaired by birth.

On inviting John as the celebrity guest, Samir says, “John Abraham is known for his philanthropy. We could not have thought of anybody else as the special guest. He has given us an hour’s time and has agreed to crown the winner.”

Adds Samir, “He was bowled over with the idea of a beauty pageant for visually impaired. He felt that it will give loads of confidence to the girls, and that it’s a good concept.”

What also makes the pageant different is the girls aged between 18-30 are super achievers. While one girl, Stacey Rodrigues, has already published a book of poetry and has two painting exhibitions to her credit, another girl, Jyoti Malik, a computer wizard has designed and launched her own website.

The pageant will provide a platform for all these girls to showcase their varied talents — singing, dancing, painting and poetry among others.

MUMBAI MARATHON

“The Mumbai Marathon is the single largest donor for 220 NGOs in the country and I think it’s great that I can be the brand ambassador for a cause that is non-commercial for me but commercial for my NGOs. That’s what’s special about the marathon – there’s not just one specific cause, it’s a conglomerate of causes. Each year it has grown bigger and better and it’s just beautiful experiencing the spirit of Mumbai on marathon day.”

PEOPLE FOR ANIMALS

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“I recently pledged my support to ‘People for Animals’ in their fight to protect and free the horses that are used to pull the Victoria carriages for sightseers and tourists. I want to reach out to people and make them realise that horses are not meant to pull heavy carriages on Mumbai’s streets and suffer painful deaths for our momentary pleasure. I want Mumbai to be known as India’s most compassionate city.”

SAVE OUR TIGERS

“I truly believe tigers are one of the most magnificent creatures on this planet. Half the wild tigers in the world are in India and if we don’t take immediate action to preserve them there will soon be none left. I believe that protecting the tiger is of national importance. Each of us should contribute in our own way and help increase awareness to secure the future of wild tigers.”

MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION

“I first came to this charity through my mother and it’s one of the earliest causes I ever supported. It remains very close to my heart. It’s important to remember that giving even just a little of your time to someone else can bring them so much happiness.”

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John Abraham to be the chief guest at a beauty pageant for the visually-impaired girls
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