The Gala of Light 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility

(From left to right): Mrs Kay Iswaran, Chairperson for Compassion Fund Ltd; Mr Alok Kochhar, President, Beyond Social Services; Mr David Lum, Managing Director, Lum Chang Holdings; Mr Marc Montanus, Fund Manager, International Director, LaSalle Investment Management; Mr Raymond Lum, Executive Chairman, Lum Chang Holdings; Guest-of-Honour Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations; Mr Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman, Eurokars Group; Mrs Patricia Kwee; Mr Adrian Lum, Director, Lum Chang Holdings and Mr Kelvin Lum, Director, Lum Chang Holdings


Video by The Gala Committee of the Gala of Light 2019

 

The Gala of Light 2019

One of Eurokars Group’s key CSR activities for the year was its support for the Gala of Light which took place on 4 October at Marina Bay Sands.

This charity fundraiser event aimed to celebrate Deepavali while raising awareness and funds for two local charitable organisations – Beyond Social Services and Compassion Fund.

(From left to right): Mr David Lum, Managing Director, Lum Chang Holdings; Mr Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman, Eurokars Group and Guest-of-Honour Mr S. Iswaran, Minister of Communication and Information, and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations

The heartwarming event was organised by a committee which consisted of representatives from Compassion Fund, Beyond Social Services and Melange, a notable fashion platform.

Eurokars Group was a platinum sponsor for the event which it co-presented with Lum Chang Holdings, the developer of Tekka Place. The event was supported by Porsche Singapore and Stuttgart Auto Pte Ltd which showcased a special car display of the new Porsche 911.

Held at the Simpor Junior Ballroom in Marina Bay Sands, the event hosted more than 300 guests, including Guest-of-Honour Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information, and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations.

Guest-of-Honour, Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information, and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, addressed the audience onstage

A symbolic lighting of the lamp to celebrate Deepavali, the Festival of Light (from left to right): Ms Sharanjit Leyl, Emcee of the Gala of Light 2019; Ms Samia Khan, Co-Founder of the Gala of Light 2019; Guest-of-Honour Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations; Mrs Kay Iswaran, Chairperson for Compassion Fund Ltd; Ms Bina Rampuria, Co-Founder of the Gala of Light 2019 and Mr Alok Kochhar, President, Beyond Social Services

The gala was an evening of glitz and glamour, thanks to a fashion show by famed Indian designer Anita Dongre, who dazzled the audience with her latest design works. Miss Dongre’s philanthropy is celebrated as much as her artistry and success in the fashion world. She has worked with rural artisans in the remote villages of India and played a part in setting up training centres to equip women with essential skills for financial independence.

In addition, the gala also comprised a ‘live’ auction of specially curated dining and travel experiences, among others, as well as an after-party featuring famed Bollywood DJ Suketu who played his unique and signature brand of remixes.

One of the highlights of the evening was a fashion show which showcased the mesmerising creations of renowned designer, Anita Dongre

The two charities are dedicated to helping vulnerable children and youths. Beyond Social Services works with children and youths from less privileged backgrounds, with a mission of helping them to break away from the cycle of poverty. Compassion Fund is a crisis response fund that supports students from low-income families facing a recent death, an illness or an accident involving a family member and resulting in the loss of income. The Fund provides aid during and after the crisis period, with the goal of keeping children in school so they can realise their potential.

In totality, the Gala of Light raised over S$500,000 in the name of good cause for these two charitable organisations.