CharityVision, a Utah-based non-profit providing medical equipment, clinics, vision screenings, eye surgeries, and training to doctors in poverty-stricken areas across the globe, is partnering with Golden Boy Promotions to host its second annual Fight Night fundraising event on Saturday, June 11 at 6:30pm at the Rail Event Center in Salt Lake City.Boxing legend, ten-time world champion in six weight classes and Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya and host of “Extra” and boxing enthusiast Mario Lopez will participate in the night’s main event. CharityVision will also partner with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions to put on three professional boxing undercard bouts, to be announced at a later date, which will precede the main event.“CharityVision is a great cause and I’m excited to be a part of this night for the second time,” said Mario Lopez. “I can’t wait to get into the ring with Oscar and have some fun with him, but most importantly, bring attention to the work that CharityVision does to give many deserving individuals the gift of sight. It’s a honor to be a part of their great work and we’re going to have a great night that will change many lives.”Josh Romney, CharityVision president, will serve as the night’s emcee and Jenn Blosil, a top 15 finalist on this season of American Idol, will sing the national anthem. Governor Mitt Romney, who participated in last year’s main event, will also be in attendance.With a $25 donation a commemorative Fight Night t-shirt is availableThis year’s black-tie event, which is using the hashtag #givesight25, is expected to raise $1 million, allowing CharityVision to perform 40,000 sight-restoring surgeries. At an average cost of $25, one person’s sight can be restored with a simple procedure. For about the same cost as lunch with a friend, a mother can see her children for the first time, a family can be lifted out of poverty because sight brings new opportunities, and hope can be brought back to families and communities. With a $25 donation a commemorative Fight Night t-shirt is available www.givesight25.com. There, donations of any amount can also be made. All proceeds benefit CharityVision and its work to restore sight.“I am excited to get back into the ring with a good friend for a great cause. CharityVision Fight Night is an incredible opportunity to give back to so many across the world that live with blindness but who could see with a simple, low-cost procedure,” said Oscar De La Hoya. “CharityVision’s work is changing lives, families and communities and I’m proud to be a part of an event that will raise funds to help restore sight for thousands.”Last year’s Fight Night main event, headlined by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, raised $1 million. In 2015 Charity Vision saw almost 400,000 patients, donated over 70,000 pairs of glasses, and performed over 42,000 surgeries.For more information about Fight Night, visit www.fightnight.vision.
The curtains were drawn up, the lights dimmed as the Premchand Thetare festival took off in the Capital. With celebrations spread over five days with ten memorable stories of the bard enacted by school children on the capital stage.The final day of the festival put forth the plays titled Namak ka Daroga and Sachchai ka Uphaar. As many as 400 children from 10 different schools of the capital came together to participate in the workshop and festival that paid homage to one of Hindi Language’s most revered writers. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’While students from Darshan Academy enacted Namak ka Daroga, which was directed by Vipur Pachauri and assisted by Mohini Sangar, students from DAV Public School Dwarka enacted Sachchai ka Uphaar, directed by Amardeep Garg and assisted by Prashant Negi.The plays were presented by students who have spent their summer vacation honing their literary and theatrical skills at a workshop organised by the Hindi Academy under the Department of Art, Culture and Languages over a month. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix’We are sure when these children go back to their schools they will stir in others a greater interest in Hindi literature and its magnificent writers,’ said Dr Harisuman Bisht, renowned author and Secretary of Hindi Academy.’Premchand is a writer without whom Hindi literature cannot be imagined or talked about. He was a writer who went deep into the roots of Indian society and presented a true picture of it. So if we want to bring our children closer to Hindi literature, the job has to begin with Premchand,’ added Bisht.The Is Greeshma Premchand Hain Bachchon Ke Sang workshop was conducted by 10 directors chosen by the Academy to pay a tribute to Premchand.
Kolkata: The Election Commission (EC) has released merchandise with the catchline ‘Veni, Vidi, Vote’ — an improvisation on Julius Caesar’s “Veni, Vidi, Vici” — urging people to be a proud voter in the world’s biggest democratic exercise. “Veni, Vidi, Vici” is a Latin phrase which means “I came, I saw, I conquered”. Caesar had used these words in a letter to the Roman Senate after easily winning a war. “To spread awareness about voting, the Election Commission has sent some merchandise such as key chains and badges which will be distributed among voters before the elections,” Additional Chief Electoral Officer Sanjay Basu told reporters here on Friday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe quirky merchandise, includes bags, coasters, mugs, caps and T-shirts with slogans like ‘Ready to vote, proud to be a voter’ and ‘Let’s get inked’. “We are also planning to use Bangla phrases in some of these items for West Bengal,” Basu said. Basu also informed about the awareness initiatives undertaken by District Electoral Officers across the state. ‘Somanubhuti Jatra’ (Journey of Equality) is a bus with election-related information moving around East Burdwan district. “This bus has been launched under Awareness on Wheels to answer the election-related queries and encourage people with disabilities to cast their vote,” he said.