Nirdhan’s Annual Day Celebrations

Tomorrow, 23rd August, marks the 6th anniversary of the foundation of our organisation in India, Nirdhan.  To mark the occasion the directors are hosting an evening reception to showcase the work we are doing in the rural villages of Bengal, helping families lift themselves out of poverty.

There will be 120 guests at the event – local dignitaries, business people, celebrities and other supporters – which includes a presentation of our operations plus first hand accounts from some of our farmers, including Kalyani, one of our featured farmers – click here to take a look.

It promises to be a wonderful and entertaining evening with music and dance and some traditional food and snacks, including momos, Tibetan dumplings which are hugely popular in Bengal and have become ubiquitous across India.

Here at Shivia in the UK we are particularly excited about the event as it also marks the start of Nirdhan’s fundraising activities within India and new chapter for the team in Kolkata. We are extremely proud of all the hard work they have put into organising this event and wish them every success.

Olly is currently on her way to Kolkata to represent Shivia and support Nirdhan tomorrow evening and will report back later this week when she returns  to London with all the news, stories and photos.

We have updated our short video for Nirdhan to show to the guests at the event.  It has all the current facts and figures from our livelihood programmes.  Take a look here…

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