Chai pe charcha with Bhumi Pednekar

And support Abhyudaya Ashram

This experience has ended. Scroll down to check out who the winner is.

  • Donate to help educate children from tribal &economically disadvantaged families in Madhya Pradesh, via Abhyudaya Ashram.
  • Your contribution will give you a chance to go on a virtual date with Bhumi! A total of 5 winners will be randomly selected.
  • It costs Rs 1000 to educate 1 child in computer classes, for 1 month.
  • Every donation gets you a personalized autographed certificate from Bhumi!
  • Indian citizens will receive an 80G tax exemption certificate for your donation.
  • Use the promo code CHRISTMAS at checkout to receive 500 free entries when you transact for Rs500 or more. 

About the experience

Aditya, Subodh, Divyam, Karthik and Kiran began the virtual date with Bhumi by bonding over their favorite movies, and Saand ki Aankh topped the list. Fans quickly turned into friends when they began chatting with her! Bhumi told us about how she used to have 6 meals a day for her weight transformation in the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha - there was a designated person on set whose sole job was to feed her! Aditya and Bhumi bonded over being climate warriors, and she gave us tips on things we could do around our house to help climate change – using the wastewater from AquaGuard to water plants, using buckets instead of showers, reducing the pressure of the water on the valves. Bhumi got to know that Subodh and Aditya had also been actors at one point in their lives. The conversation segued into them playing a game of dumb charades! While the game was super entertaining, 3 movies left everyone baffled – Ram Singh Charlie, Ram Aur Shyam, & Manorama Six Feet Under. Bhumi found it heart-warming to interact with people who were trying to make a difference in the world in their own little ways. This video call made all the difference in rejuvenating our spirits and brightening up our year!

About Abhyudaya Ashram

Abhyudaya Ashram works towards the empowerment of children who belong to marginalized and vulnerable communities in Morena, Madhya Pradesh. Abhyudaya was started in 1992 for the welfare of the children, often orphans, belonging to castes that have historically been treated as outcasts - such as Bedia, Banchda, Sansi etc. Abhyudaya provides them with an education in order to provide them with a better future.

Children belonging to these vulnerable communities are often forced into prostitution, Abhyudaya Ashram rescued, sheltered & empowered them. Abhyudaya strives to provide them with alternate sources of livelihood by ensuring holistic development and value-based education. For holistic development, the children are also taught art and craft, computer courses and other basic life skills.

It costs Rs 1000 to educate a child for 1 month, including teaching them computer courses. 

Legal stuff

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  1. Tax exemption certificate (the “80-G certificate”) issued under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 is available for citizens of India. After the transaction is completed, GiveIndia will issue and email the 80-G certificate to the Donor.
  2. The Donation is the qualification for an entry to win the Celebrity Experience. The checkout value is inclusive of an entry fee for every Donation amount transferred to GiveIndia. 
  3. A total of 5 Candidates will be randomly selected by a third party for the Celebrity Experience with the Celebrity. The winners (“Confirmed Candidates”) will be announced on 18th December, 2020. 
  4. This Campaign qualifies for the redemption of Referral Entries earned by Fankind Account holders (via the Referral Program). They can be redeemed by the User at the checkout page.
  5. This experience will be fulfilled over a video call with the celebrity. The date and time of the Celebrity Experience will be pre-determined by Fankind in consultation with the Celebrity and shall be subject to change at our sole discretion.
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