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Pearl Padamsee Trophy 2009

On 11 December 2009 the Finals of the PEARL PADAMSEE TROPHY FOR EXCELLENCE IN SPEECH AND DRAMA were held at the NGMA (National Gallery of Modern Art) near Regal Cinema.

The Chief Guest for the evening was Juhi Chawla and the judges, a distinguished panel, comprising of Sabira Merchant, Alyque Padamsee and Ameen Sayani. The compere was Advait Hazrat, an actor, director and former student of Raell Padamsee.

This year we had twelve schools and more than twenty-five students participate in the preliminary rounds; which were held at Nariman Point and Khar. The judge for these rounds was Kavita Sahni, a former student of Pearl Padamsee’s. She was very impressed with the quality of work that was presented – not just diction but subject matter and use of props and costumes as well. It was very hard deciding who the finalists would be.

The theme for this year was Change is Possible and the nine finalists, from five different schools, presented pieces (original and published) on their interpretation. Some dealt with issues at home, some global and some local – all had very inspiring things to say and they were presented in delightful and thought provoking ways. Props and costumes were used to very good effect.

On Friday 13th November 2009 the CREATE Foundation held a very special Children’s Day event, in which, for the first time, the TROPHY FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE was run. This was a competition for ten NGOs, and three of the winners (ADAPT, CSED and Save the Children) performed during the Finals of the Pearl Padamsee Trophy.

The judges spent quite a while deliberating and in the end there was a tie – the standard was so high!

Second runner-up: Alysha Khodaiji from Dhirubhai Ambani International School

Aryan Bhatia from St. Marys ICSE School

First runner-up: Raj Bhuva from Dhirubhai Ambani International School

Winner: Arijit Nerurkar from Dhirubhai Ambani International School

Congratulations to everyone who took part!

 

CREATE FOUNDATION TROPHY FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE 2009

This year, for the first time, we launched the CREATE FOUNDATION TROPHY FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE . Ten NGOs were invited to participate in a talent contest held at the NGMA on Friday,13 th November 2009 at 6.00 p.m.

The theme of this first event was “ Change is Possible ” and the participants entered in whatever talent they would like; singing, dancing, acting, mime etc.

The Children’s Day celebration takes the form of two parts:

The participating NGOs sent their children to take part in an afternoon workshop along with children from our ACE (Academy for Creative Expression) workshops and together they created some exciting mimes, sketches and dances, which they then performed during the contest that very evening.

The evening consisted of the talent contest, interspersed with the sketches that had been put together in this workshop. Many celebrities like Sunil Shetty, Anupam Kher, Raveena Tandon Nandana Sen and Additional Municipal Commissioner Mr.R.A.Rajiv supported us!!!

The NGOs invited were from a variety of areas: Akanksha, Aseema, Central Society for the Education of the Deaf, The Doorstep School, The Maharashtra Dyslexia Association, Happy Home and School for the Blind, Vatsalya, Society for the Education of the Crippled, Save the Children and The Spastics Society.

The winners of CREATE FOUNDATION TROPHY FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE. held on Friday, 11 December 2009 at NGMA were.

Winner - Society for the Education for the Crippled

1st Runner up - 1. Central Society for Education of the Deaf & 2. Home and School for the Blind

2nd Runner up - 1. Adapt & 2. Save the Children

These five, will go on to perform at the Finals of the Pearl Padamsee Trophy, which will be held on Friday, 11 December 2009 at NGMA at 6.00 p.m.

 

GO GREEN … with 'CREATE' - 2008

"Pearl Padamsee Trophy – For Excellence in Speech & Drama ", was held on 13 th December, 2008 at Gallery Beyond, opposite Lion's Gate, Museum.

Children from schools from all over Mumbai participated in this competition where they wrote an original piece relating to the problem of Global Warming and enacted the same using as many creative proper and costumes as possible.

Luminaries like Bachi Karkaria, Gerson da Cunha, Soni Razdan and Karla Singh were the judges who awarded the trophy to the winner, Aditya Thakkar, 1 st runner up - Farshogar Vazifdar, 2 nd runner up – Tanay Chedda

Additionally, children from different schools all over Mumbai participating in this event along with children from various NGO's like SHELTER, ASEEMA,CSED(Central Society for the Education of the Deaf), AKANKSHA and children from Raell Padamsee's ACE (Academy for Creative Expression) performed together through song, mime & dance on a common stage.

Juhi Chawla was the chief guest for the evening, who did not miss the chance to dance & interact with the kids when they pulled her on stage. Sabira Merchant was her exuberant self while comparing the show. Prior to the show, a group of children came together to give a definite dimension to their ideas on the same topic through painting.

Guests Included: Anju Taraporvala, Bakul Patel, Brinda Miller, Cyrus Broacha, Kunal Vijaykar, Dolly Thakore, Alyque Padamsee Kavita Sahni, Nandini Sardesai, Dalip Tahil who took time out from their busy schedules to lend their support and encourage the children.

 

"Pearl Padamsee Trophy - For Excellence in Speech & Drama" was held on 2nd October 2007 at Yashab, Fort.

Children from different schools all over Mumbai participated in this event with children from various NGO's like SEC (Society for the Education of the Crippled), CSED (Central Society for the Education of the Deaf), and AKANKSHA performed through song, mime & dance.

“Children’s Day 2006”, was celebrated on Sunday 12 th November at Velocity, with an integrated event that gave children from mainstream schools, along with children from various NGO’s [SSI (Spastic Society of India), SEC (Society for the Education of the Crippled), CSED (Central Society for the Education of the Deaf), ASEEMA, AKANKSHA HAPPY HOME & SCHOOL for the Blind] a platform to express their “Hope for the Future”. Assisted by reputed artists Arzan Khambatta, Papri Bose, Sunil Padwal & Samir Mondal, along with Parizad Kolah, Gul Panag & Madhoo the children painted their “Hope for the Future”.

On Sunday 9 th November, the children expressed their “Hope for the Future” through the performing arts with song, dance and mime. Juhi Chawla, Suniel Shetty, Boman Irani, Ashmit Patel, Poonam Dillhon, U.S. Consul General- Michael & Annerieke Owens, Israel Consul General Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Liora Zohar Zonshine, Suneeta Rao, (who sang Imagine’ with the children from Happy Home for the Blind) were among the special guests for this evening.

All children are created equal, it is only our perception that makes them different. An integrated children’s show – “HOPE FOR THE FUTURE” slated for Friday,Nov 16th 2007. Here, children from various ngo’s like ASEEMA, AKANKSHA and SEC (Society for the Education of the Crippled) are given an opportunity to interact together, along with children from Raell Padamsee’s Academy for Creative Expression (ACE) The show will be a fusion of foot tapping dances, exciting sing-a-long songs, a fascinating Playlet, a sprinkle of entertaining mimes and lots of audience interaction! We’ll have celebrities interacting with the kids and even invite them as to perform with the kids during the show! It will also be a multi-dimensional exercise where, prior to the show, a group of children, along with the celebrity guests will come together to paint, draw, embellish…It promises to be a fun filled evening, a treat for the kids, by the kids! We have a lot of celebrity support for our CREATE events,( from the luminaries from the arts, theatre and the films) as they are focused on awareness building.

 

Silence to Sound Movement

Conceptualized and designed the entire Silence to Sound Movement in collaboration with Dr. M. Kirtane. This event was hosted at the Hilton Towers to raise funds for cochlear implants with celebrities like Juhi Chawla, Asha Bhonsle, Vinod Khanna, Suneil Shetty, Neha Dhupia, Aftab Shivdasani, Ashmit Patel, Madhoo, Mandira Bedi and Rakshanda Khan.

'Terry Fox Event': Children from Ace came together with a special group of children that were being treated at the Tata Memorial Hospital, and performed in mime, song and dance to an audience of prominent personalities to raise funds for Cancer Research.

 

"Children's Day 2005" was celebrated with children from NGO's such as Happy Home for the Blind, The Akanksha Foundation, Society for Education of the Crippled and ACE, as well as renowned names from the film industry, putting together a fun, interactive performance, based on the children's 'Hope for the future' – This was done through art, song, dance & mime.

Apart from this, Create has been actively involved in gathering funds & disbursing to those affected by the floods of 26th July'05, providing help to local and needy people of Kalina village with basic necessities, Shaina NC's 'Munot Sardarmal Navrath Jain Charitable Trust', Teesta Setalvad's 'Citizens for Justice and Peace', Funds & basic necessities to the disprivileged in Kalyan.Giants International Trust, Medicines to Bhabha Hospital at Kurla.

We have also provided wheelchairs, tripods, airbeds and walkers to 'Multiple Sclerosis Society of India' and wheelchairs to 'Society for Education of the Crippled'.

In the year 2002 CREATE had its first Integrated Charity Event, "Hope for the Future ", launched by the CREATE foundation, Wherein we had children from various NGO's like The Akanksha Foundation, The Doorstep School, CRY, Aseema, Human Development Centre, Maharashtra Dyslexia Association, Save the Children-India, Spastic Society, Vatsalya Foundation, and India Sponsorship Committee come together with children from our Academy for Creative Expression ( ACE) and paint their hope for the future on umbrellas which were later auctioned and funds raised were sent to various charities.

"Hope for the Future" was a huge success and we have had a number of similar integrated events since.

The conceptualization and initializing of 'The Silence to Sound Movement' was an event in which profoundly deaf children, from disprivileged backgrounds and who had recently had cochlear implants, worked with children from ACE and performed at the Hilton Towers to raise funds for their cause.

 

 

Pearl Padamsee Trophy 2009

On 11 December 2009 the Finals of the PEARL PADAMSEE TROPHY FOR EXCELLENCE IN SPEECH AND DRAMA were held at the NGMA (National Gallery of Modern Art) near Regal Cinema.

The Chief Guest for the evening was Juhi Chawla and the judges, a distinguished panel, comprising of Sabira Merchant, Alyque Padamsee and Ameen Sayani. The compere was Advait Hazrat, an actor, director and former student of Raell Padamsee.

This year we had twelve schools and more than twenty-five students participate in the preliminary rounds; which were held at Nariman Point and Khar. The judge for these rounds was Kavita Sahni, a former student of Pearl Padamsee’s. She was very impressed with the quality of work that was presented – not just diction but subject matter and use of props and costumes as well. It was very hard deciding who the finalists would be.

The theme for this year was Change is Possible and the nine finalists, from five different schools, presented pieces (original and published) on their interpretation. Some dealt with issues at home, some global and some local – all had very inspiring things to say and they were presented in delightful and thought provoking ways. Props and costumes were used to very good effect.

On Friday 13th November 2009 the CREATE Foundation held a very special Children’s Day event, in which, for the first time, the TROPHY FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE was run. This was a competition for ten NGOs, and three of the winners (ADAPT, CSED and Save the Children) performed during the Finals of the Pearl Padamsee Trophy.

The judges spent quite a while deliberating and in the end there was a tie – the standard was so high!

Second runner-up: Alysha Khodaiji from Dhirubhai Ambani International School

Aryan Bhatia from St. Marys ICSE School

First runner-up: Raj Bhuva from Dhirubhai Ambani International School

Winner: Arijit Nerurkar from Dhirubhai Ambani International School

Congratulations to everyone who took part!

 

CREATE FOUNDATION TROPHY FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE 2009

This year, for the first time, we launched the CREATE FOUNDATION TROPHY FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE . Ten NGOs were invited to participate in a talent contest held at the NGMA on Friday,13 th November 2009 at 6.00 p.m.

The theme of this first event was “ Change is Possible ” and the participants entered in whatever talent they would like; singing, dancing, acting, mime etc.

The Children’s Day celebration takes the form of two parts:

The participating NGOs sent their children to take part in an afternoon workshop along with children from our ACE (Academy for Creative Expression) workshops and together they created some exciting mimes, sketches and dances, which they then performed during the contest that very evening.

The evening consisted of the talent contest, interspersed with the sketches that had been put together in this workshop. Many celebrities like Sunil Shetty, Anupam Kher, Raveena Tandon Nandana Sen and Additional Municipal Commissioner Mr.R.A.Rajiv supported us!!!

The NGOs invited were from a variety of areas: Akanksha, Aseema, Central Society for the Education of the Deaf, The Doorstep School, The Maharashtra Dyslexia Association, Happy Home and School for the Blind, Vatsalya, Society for the Education of the Crippled, Save the Children and The Spastics Society.

The winners of CREATE FOUNDATION TROPHY FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE. held on Friday, 11 December 2009 at NGMA were.

Winner - Society for the Education for the Crippled

1st Runner up - 1. Central Society for Education of the Deaf & 2. Home and School for the Blind

2nd Runner up - 1. Adapt & 2. Save the Children

These five, will go on to perform at the Finals of the Pearl Padamsee Trophy, which will be held on Friday, 11 December 2009 at NGMA at 6.00 p.m.

 

GO GREEN … with 'CREATE' - 2008

"Pearl Padamsee Trophy – For Excellence in Speech & Drama ", was held on 13 th December, 2008 at Gallery Beyond, opposite Lion's Gate, Museum.

Children from schools from all over Mumbai participated in this competition where they wrote an original piece relating to the problem of Global Warming and enacted the same using as many creative proper and costumes as possible.

Luminaries like Bachi Karkaria, Gerson da Cunha, Soni Razdan and Karla Singh were the judges who awarded the trophy to the winner, Aditya Thakkar, 1 st runner up - Farshogar Vazifdar, 2 nd runner up – Tanay Chedda

Additionally, children from different schools all over Mumbai participating in this event along with children from various NGO's like SHELTER, ASEEMA,CSED(Central Society for the Education of the Deaf), AKANKSHA and children from Raell Padamsee's ACE (Academy for Creative Expression) performed together through song, mime & dance on a common stage.

Juhi Chawla was the chief guest for the evening, who did not miss the chance to dance & interact with the kids when they pulled her on stage. Sabira Merchant was her exuberant self while comparing the show. Prior to the show, a group of children came together to give a definite dimension to their ideas on the same topic through painting.

Guests Included: Anju Taraporvala, Bakul Patel, Brinda Miller, Cyrus Broacha, Kunal Vijaykar, Dolly Thakore, Alyque Padamsee Kavita Sahni, Nandini Sardesai, Dalip Tahil who took time out from their busy schedules to lend their support and encourage the children.

 

"Pearl Padamsee Trophy - For Excellence in Speech & Drama" was held on 2nd October 2007 at Yashab, Fort.

Children from different schools all over Mumbai participated in this event with children from various NGO's like SEC (Society for the Education of the Crippled), CSED (Central Society for the Education of the Deaf), and AKANKSHA performed through song, mime & dance.

“Children’s Day 2006”, was celebrated on Sunday 12 th November at Velocity, with an integrated event that gave children from mainstream schools, along with children from various NGO’s [SSI (Spastic Society of India), SEC (Society for the Education of the Crippled), CSED (Central Society for the Education of the Deaf), ASEEMA, AKANKSHA HAPPY HOME & SCHOOL for the Blind] a platform to express their “Hope for the Future”. Assisted by reputed artists Arzan Khambatta, Papri Bose, Sunil Padwal & Samir Mondal, along with Parizad Kolah, Gul Panag & Madhoo the children painted their “Hope for the Future”.

On Sunday 9 th November, the children expressed their “Hope for the Future” through the performing arts with song, dance and mime. Juhi Chawla, Suniel Shetty, Boman Irani, Ashmit Patel, Poonam Dillhon, U.S. Consul General- Michael & Annerieke Owens, Israel Consul General Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Liora Zohar Zonshine, Suneeta Rao, (who sang Imagine’ with the children from Happy Home for the Blind) were among the special guests for this evening.

All children are created equal, it is only our perception that makes them different. An integrated children’s show – “HOPE FOR THE FUTURE” slated for Friday,Nov 16th 2007. Here, children from various ngo’s like ASEEMA, AKANKSHA and SEC (Society for the Education of the Crippled) are given an opportunity to interact together, along with children from Raell Padamsee’s Academy for Creative Expression (ACE) The show will be a fusion of foot tapping dances, exciting sing-a-long songs, a fascinating Playlet, a sprinkle of entertaining mimes and lots of audience interaction! We’ll have celebrities interacting with the kids and even invite them as to perform with the kids during the show! It will also be a multi-dimensional exercise where, prior to the show, a group of children, along with the celebrity guests will come together to paint, draw, embellish…It promises to be a fun filled evening, a treat for the kids, by the kids! We have a lot of celebrity support for our CREATE events,( from the luminaries from the arts, theatre and the films) as they are focused on awareness building.

 

Silence to Sound Movement

Conceptualized and designed the entire Silence to Sound Movement in collaboration with Dr. M. Kirtane. This event was hosted at the Hilton Towers to raise funds for cochlear implants with celebrities like Juhi Chawla, Asha Bhonsle, Vinod Khanna, Suneil Shetty, Neha Dhupia, Aftab Shivdasani, Ashmit Patel, Madhoo, Mandira Bedi and Rakshanda Khan.

'Terry Fox Event': Children from Ace came together with a special group of children that were being treated at the Tata Memorial Hospital, and performed in mime, song and dance to an audience of prominent personalities to raise funds for Cancer Research.

 

"Children's Day 2005" was celebrated with children from NGO's such as Happy Home for the Blind, The Akanksha Foundation, Society for Education of the Crippled and ACE, as well as renowned names from the film industry, putting together a fun, interactive performance, based on the children's 'Hope for the future' – This was done through art, song, dance & mime.

Apart from this, Create has been actively involved in gathering funds & disbursing to those affected by the floods of 26th July'05, providing help to local and needy people of Kalina village with basic necessities, Shaina NC's 'Munot Sardarmal Navrath Jain Charitable Trust', Teesta Setalvad's 'Citizens for Justice and Peace', Funds & basic necessities to the disprivileged in Kalyan.Giants International Trust, Medicines to Bhabha Hospital at Kurla.

We have also provided wheelchairs, tripods, airbeds and walkers to 'Multiple Sclerosis Society of India' and wheelchairs to 'Society for Education of the Crippled'.

In the year 2002 CREATE had its first Integrated Charity Event, "Hope for the Future ", launched by the CREATE foundation, Wherein we had children from various NGO's like The Akanksha Foundation, The Doorstep School, CRY, Aseema, Human Development Centre, Maharashtra Dyslexia Association, Save the Children-India, Spastic Society, Vatsalya Foundation, and India Sponsorship Committee come together with children from our Academy for Creative Expression ( ACE) and paint their hope for the future on umbrellas which were later auctioned and funds raised were sent to various charities.

"Hope for the Future" was a huge success and we have had a number of similar integrated events since.

The conceptualization and initializing of 'The Silence to Sound Movement' was an event in which profoundly deaf children, from disprivileged backgrounds and who had recently had cochlear implants, worked with children from ACE and performed at the Hilton Towers to raise funds for their cause.

 

 

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