Celebrating 40 Years of Service

Social Impact Award 2023 Winners at the event in the Presence of Chief Guest, Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, Chief Justice of India, Sunil Sethi and Suneet Varma, Payal Jain, Anju Modi, Namrata Joshipura, Rajesh Pratap Singh, JJ Valaya, Amit Aggarwal, Ashish Soni

New Delhi (India), August 14: Tamana, the NGO dedicated to the cause of disability, celebrated its 40th year with a fashion show titled “Celebrations” at Hyatt Regency, Delhi. The showcasing was a homage to the inclusion of the differently-abled in society, displaying their immeasurable courage through a ramp walk supported by TheFDCICSF Trust.

The show witnessed 80 multiply-disabled and autistic individuals who walked confidently with several dignitaries. According to the President of Tamana, Dr. Shayama Chona Padma Bhushan & Padma Shri awardee, “For the last 40 years, Tamana has been upholding this cause and today the three centers, providing world-class services.”

To add to the celebrations, Hyatt Regency, Delhi, which has been the hospitality partner of the show for over the last decade, also celebrated four decades of its existence, its 40th anniversary, this year.

The chief guest, Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, Chief Justice of India, pledged his support to the cause, which was also promoted by Mr. Sunil Sethi, Chairman Fashion Design Council of India and the FDICSF Trust. Leading names from the design world – J J Valaya, Suneet Varma, Payal Jain, Anju Modi, Namrata Joshipura, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Amit Aggarwal, and Ashish Soni showcased their collections at the fashion show.

A key highlight was Tamana Chona, National Awardee and the inspiration behind Tamana NGO, who exhibited her artwork and merchandise exclusively adapted from abstract art at the event. She is a symbol of hope and a crusader for the differently abled, proving that given the right care and interventions, anyone can realise their full potential.

Mr. Sunil Sethi, ChairmanFDCI and FDCICSF Trust, said, “As we celebrate the spirit of fortitude the children of Tamana have displayed in the eye of adversity, it is time to pay tribute to two towering giants. Tamana and Hyatt Hotels complete 40 years of path-breaking work, and I would like to congratulate them on their commitment to excellence and changing lives.”

The Fashion Design Council of India has fostered an endearing relationship for many years now with Mrs. Chona and her daughter, Tamana. Fashion brought happiness to life in hues of ruby red, as five garments each by the designers narrated a tale of the fire within to surmount myriad odds and emerge victorious.

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