Melting Pot – Consular Corps Charity Carnival, the annual cultural charity fundraising event is back with its 19th edition in Mumbai. One of the city’s most anticipated social event, this unique initiative is organized by The Consular Corps in Mumbai and The Rotary Club of Bombay and The Oberoi, Mumbai
In a country like India, where fusion food is most trending, this is one event where respective consulates come together to present traditional dishes from their respective countries to give visitors the true taste of the cuisine of the world. On August 5, 2018, the Consulates of different countries in Mumbai will showcase their traditions, customs and culture, through cuisine, dance, etc. and contribute to a noble cause. The funds raised from this event will be donated to four charities:
- Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that builds homes and provides housing-related services to low-income, marginalized families across India;
- Corps, a community-owned and led organisation with an aim to eliminate all social discriminations in society and to deepen democracy.
- EmancipAction exists to bring healing and hope to children broken by extreme sexual violence through innovative and pioneering mental health care.
- Dayanand Hospital provides health source for a substantial population of tribal living below BPL in Talasari and Dahanu Talukas
Aptly titled, Melting Pot – Consular Corps Charity Carnival, the 2018 edition will see participation from twenty-four Consulates namely – Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Iran, Kenya, Rwanda, Sweden, Canada, Gabon, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Uganda and United Kingdom. Every year, consulates come together. Since its inception, Melting Pot – Consular Corps Charity Carnival has seen Mumbaikars come in large numbers to support the causes selected.
In all these years, Melting Pot – Consular Corps Charity Carnival has supported over 50 NGOS. The NGOs selected every year go through a rigorous presentation where they showcase the work they have done so far and what is the difference they are making and if they get selected, how best will they use their fund which will help the cause they represent.