On the eve of International Women’s Day ,The Body Shop Organisation in a joint venture with Food For Life Vrindavan organised an event that took place on friday the 7th of March at New Delhi Biggest shopping Mall,Select City Walk.
The name of the event was called S.H.E.which stands for Support Her Education,aimed at helping the girls of Food For Life Vrindavan.
The Body Shop agreed to sponsor about one hundred girls,and for every purchase that is made at their stores a percentage goes for sponsoring the girls education(the amount is ten rupees per transaction).Thanks to Aastha Sharma(Marketing Manager) and Aanchal Raghav(Assistant Manager and PR at Marketing)who organised the event and volunteered to sponsor the girls.
Bollywood star,Vivek Oberoi,who has been supporting Food For Life Vrindavan for many years was also present at the event,also the famous Hasya Kavi Surendra Sharma was present.A press conference was called and many TV reporters interviewed both Vivek and Surendra,who were happy to discuss their views regarding women rights and the changes that need to be brought within society regarding the increasing rate of abuse and violence towards women.
The Sandipani Muni school girls gave three impressive performances based on these abuse and violence topics and they received standing ovations and words of appreciation from the organisers and the crowd present.The performances were meant to be a vehicle to showcase the new Violence Prevention Programme(VPP)which was started in FFL Vrindavan as a tool to prevent child marriages,dowry demands and daily harassment from local boys in the streets of Vrindavan and India.
The event was a success,the message was clearly broadcasted,and the response was more than what both the Body Shop and FFL Vrindavan expected.