Vijay Amritraj Foundation has yet another successful evening
at the 2008 Gala Banquet
Los Angeles, Aug. 19, 2008
On the evening of Saturday, October 18th, 2008, from the beautiful
hall at The Beverly Wilshire hotel located in Beverly Hills, California,
money was raised by The Vijay Amritraj Foundation with the mission
to bring hope, help and healing to the defenseless and innocent
victims of disease, tragedy and circumstance in India.
Guests paid $500 per ticket to enjoy the program which was hosted
by Alan Wilkins, included gourmet dinner, drinks, & a live concert
by singer Sonu Nigam. Mr. Vijay Amritraj, the founder, spoke of
the foundations importance and of the accomplishments due to the
considerable donations that have been made. There was a presentation
of Vijay Amritraj Awards to Former President’s George H.W.
Bush and William Clinton, American Airlines, and Sony Entertainment
Television Asia. A special thanks was also given to Manoj Kaytee
at Super Entertainment Inc. which has been a leader in Indian entertainment
and in the promotion of over 50 Bollywood shows in Los Angeles.
The evening also held a live auction with items such as jewelry
from Highglow Jewelers, a trip to Delhi with luxury accommodations
thanks to InterContinental & American Airlines. There was also
an auction of a trip to Wimbeldon 2009 that included air, hotel,
tickets to Wimbeldon on Monday, June 22nd, and dinner with tennis
superstar himself Vijay Amritraj.
Sonu Nigam did not disappoint with his amazing voice and brought
the crowd to their feet.