Art auction exhibitions are many times a great way to promote new artists. But here in this case, Lion Atul Chitre Debut President and member of Lions Club of Platinum came up with an idea to take it to a different level.
With the advice and concept took forward by Past District Governor, District 3231A3 Lion Deepak Chaudhari who quickly uses his pencil and sketches a drawing in moments quickly conceptualized into a Charity Auction. The Charity auction took place on 26th December 2020 at a physical location and on Zoom so that more potential generous donors could come forward.
All the paintings were bid by Lion members & nonmembers from the venue & via Zoom too. The final bidder paid the price to the DG Service fund & the painting was presented to the purchases. A whopping amount of Rs. 2,80,000 was generated via the auction. To tap it all, MCC Lion Chandrashekhar Ghag added Rs. 50,000 to the same. So a total of Rs. 3,30,000 was generated & the sum would be considered towards the upcoming Satellite Service Week contribution by various clubs.
Various Lion members have come up with their talent and the paintings are selected by a well-known panel of professional Artists. All paintings would be framed & going to be presented during the auction.
The event was graced by the DG Team of Lions District 3231A3 District Governor Lion Shashikant Modh, 1st VDG Lion Dr. Mudassir Khwaja, 2nd VDG Lion Hemantraj Sethia, and International dignitaries.
Gratitude to our PIP Ashok Mehta for the Inauguration of this unique event, motivating and himself actively participating and buying a painting for charity.
Thanks for the presence and active support of MCC Chandrashekhar Ghag, Past International Director Lion Raju Manwani, Past Multiple Council Chairperson Lion Sunil Patodia, Past District Governor Lion Sudarshan Nair, Past District Governor Lion Bharat Shah, Past District Governor Lion Udaykumar Viznekar, Past District Governor Lion Prashant Patil, Past District Governor Lion Umesh Gandhi, and online presence and support of Past District Governor Lion Pankaj Mehta, Past District Governor Lion K.J. Paul, District 3231A2, Lion Prasad Panvalkar, 1st Vice District Governor, District 3231A1.
PDG Lion Dr. Deepak Chaudhari sir quoted, “Each rupee collected will contribute to feed the hunger, educating the rural children and providing drinking and irrigation water to tribals. Thanks to the International second Vice President Lion Brian Sheehan for his blessings and for appreciating the concept of ART FOR CHARITY. Gratitude to our PIP Ashok Mehta for the Inauguration of this unique event, motivating and himself actively participating and buying a painting for charity. Congratulations to DC Atul Chitre for his passion n dedication and our team Art for charity for excellent coordination and execution of this grand successful event.”
The event also included a Live sketch, painting demo by professional artists. Every Rupee paid in the auction will be utilized for the charity of District Governors Focus projects- ENVIRONMENT, HUNGER & EDUCATION.
Also, a big surprise was the presence of 2nd Vice International President Lion Brian Sheehan who would visit the FRD and give his address via Zoom.
Here are some of the glimpses. Check out the teaser video.
Article submitted by: Lion Atul Chitre
NGO Name: Lions Club of Platinum, District 3231A3
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