A celebration of Rural India!
     
  Welcome to our Celebration of Rural India. We at the Swades Foundation are committed towards Rural Empowerment, to lift One Million Rural Indians out of Poverty permanently. To celebrate the successes and achievements of our Swades community we partnered with Vikram Phadnis to showcase the success stories of our Swades Stars – our community achievers at the recently held Lakme Fashion Week. For the show, Vikram put together a gorgeous collection inspired by the Sun. The Sun, which gives energy and warmth to all, without asking for anything in return, is the inspiration of our foundation’s logo.

We were delighted to have our friends, who are celebrities from all walks of life, come together to emphasize the urgency of this need for Rural Empowerment. It truly helped in leaving a lasting impact in the hearts & minds of everyone who attended.
 
     
 
We are humbled by the response we received for this initiative. We are glad to have taken this step towards fulfillment of our dream of One India – an India where the Urban and Rural divide doesn’t exist.
Kiran Rao walks the ramp at Lakme Fashion
Week with Swades Star Mahadev Gosalkar–
Role Model Farmer, Visionary.
Jeetendra & Ekta Kapoor walk the ramp at
Lakme Fashion Week with Swades Star
Mangal D Kesarkar – Social Changemaker
Farah Khan & Rohit Bal walk the ramp at
Lakme Fashion Week with Swades Star Sanjana
Sanjay Khedekar – Exemplary Health Worker
Punam S Sinha walks the ramp at Lakme
Fashion Week with Swades Star Balaji
Patole – School Principal
Abhishek Kapoor & Pragya Yadav walk the
ramp at Lakme Fashion Week with Swades Star
Manali Sawant – Entrepreneur
Farah Ali Khan & Sophie Choudry walk the
ramp at Lakme Fashion Week with Swades
Star Baburao Dongre – Water Warrior
 
Ayushmann Khurrana walks the ramp at
Lakme Fashion Week with Swades Star
Sunita Sutar – Health Worker, Innovator
Dia Mirza walks the ramp at Lakme
Fashion Week with Swades Star Rohini
Valvatkar – Social Changemaker
Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh & Raj-kumar Yadav walk the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week with Swades Star Lavesh More – Young Environmentalist
Arbaaz Khan, Malaika Arora Khan &
Arhaan Khan walk the ramp at Lakme
Fashion Week with Swades Star Diksha
Pawar – Young Environmentalist
Dino Morea & Kunal Kapoor walk the ramp
at Lakme Fashion Week with Swades Star
Laxmi Hodbe – Social Changemaker
Dr. Indu Shahani & Vaibhavi Merchant walk
the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week with
Swades Star Sudam Mali – Passionate Educationist
Sakshi Tanwar & Ram Kapoor walk the ramp
at Lakme Fashion Week with Swades Star Jayram Sutar – Water Warrior, Sarpanch
 
Juhi Chawla walks the ramp at
Lakme Fashion Week with Swades
Star Sneha Lokhande – Social
Changemaker
Ileana D’cruz walks the ramp at Lakme
Fashion Week with Swades Star
Chandrakant Pawar – A Farmer by Choice
Neha Dhupia walks the ramp at Lakme
Fashion Week with Swades Star Vidya
Vinayak Kule – Widow, Sarpanch,
Role-Model
Ashutosh Gowariker & Anurag Basu
walk the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week
with Swades Star Manda D Kesarkar
 - Leader, Change Agent
Chetan Bhagat & Rahul Bose walk the
ramp at Lakme Fashion Week with Swades
Star Ashwini Hodbe – Social Changemaker
Zarine & Sanjay Khan walk the ramp at
Lakme Fashion Week with Swades Star
Pavan Mahadik – Computer Genius
Warm regards,
Ronnie Screwvala
Founder Trustee
Zarina Mehta
Managing Trustee
Praveen Aggarwal
Chief Operating Officer
 
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