Lighting up the lives of widows worldwide
The Loomba Foundation founded by Lord Loomba hosted its annual charity gala dinner on the 13th of October at the Dorchester Hotel, which celebrated the Indian festival of lights – Diwali, Mahatma Gandhi’s 147th birthday and International Day of Non-Violence.
With Mr GP Hinduja, the Co-Chairman of the Hinduja Foundation as the guest of honour, there were over 300 high profile guests, including senior politicians, diplomats, dignitaries and business leaders attending the dinner.
There are over 44 million widows in India. Many of them live in poverty, struggling to survive. They are malnourished, exposed to disease, and subjected to slavery. The Loomba Foundation, an UN accredited global charity, is promoting the fundamental freedoms and humans rights of widows and their children in India and around the world by raising awareness of gross injustices women face when losing a husband.
Through the gala dinner, the Loomba Foundation raised a massive £65,000 for the welfare of widows.