Taj Palace Celebrated its 115 years with the Second Edition of Charity Gala

With its unparalleled confluence of art, entertainment and gastronomy, the glittering evening had several renowned personalities in attendance, including Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar; Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar and Nivritti Kumari Mewar; Sunil Sethi, Chairman, FDCI; Manoj Adlakha, MD, American Express; Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France; Rakesh Bakshi, RRB Group

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TAJ PALACE, New Delhi, the capital’s landmark hotel hosted the second edition of 115 Years Charity Gala on Friday, August 9, 2019 in support of the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust. The event commemorated the momentous anniversary of India’s first luxury hospitality address, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship of The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and carried forward the spirit of philanthropy – the cornerstone of the revered 150 year TATA legacy, with an auction of 25 prized artworks from the DAG collection, the proceeds of which were donated to the Trust. 

In his welcome address at this extraordinary evening, Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and CEO, IHCL, thanked the members of the audience for their patronage and generosity towards the cause and highlighted the values and legacy of IHCL and the TATA Group. With its unparalleled confluence of art, entertainment and gastronomy, the glittering evening had several renowned personalities in attendance, including Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar; Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar and Nivritti Kumari Mewar; Sunil Sethi, Chairman, FDCI; Manoj Adlakha, MD, American Express; Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France; Rakesh Bakshi, RRB Group

Art from the Heart, a no-reserve, no buyers’ premium live auction of a selection of 25 noteworthy art pieces from the DAG collection, conducted by renowned auctioneer Hugh Edmeades was the highlight of the soirée, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Trust. The 25 works by masters of modern Indian art included those by M.F. Husain, Amrita Sher-Gil, S.H. Raza, Jamini Roy, F.N. Souza and many more. 

Speaking on this momentous occasion, Gaurav Pokhariyal, Senior Vice President, Operations NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jaipur and Ajmer said: “For over a hundred years, the iconic Taj dome has anchored the skyline of Mumbai and today, it continues to stand tall as an epitome of timeless luxury. We are immensely proud to be a part of this milestone celebration and are excited to carry forward our revered legacy of philanthropy with the second edition of the 115 Years Charity Gala at Taj Palace, New Delhi.” 



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