Curtain Raiser: The Biggest Pre-Diwali Fair - "Yellow Ribbon NGO Fair" Is Here

• ISHANYA Foundation gears up to host the 8th edition of YRNF 2015 from 30th October 2015 - 2nd November, 2015promoting - Make in India • Participation from over 100 NGOs/SHGs • Highlight: Artisans from across the country will display their creations • Host of exciting fun activities for kids &a rare opportunity for fitness enthusiasts

The countdown to the city’s biggest pre-diwali extravaganza has begun, with ISHANYA Foundation announcing the dates of the 8th Yellow Ribbon NGO Fair 2015 – Friday 30th October 2015 – Monday 2nd November, 2015 at ISHANYA. The fair will be inaugurated on Friday, 30th October 2015 at the hands of chief guest Shaina NC, celebrated fashion designer and social activist, Special Guest, Dr. U.S. Saha, CGM, NABARD along with Mrs. Parul Mehta, Founder Trustee, ISHANYA Foundation.

Having grown in stature over the years, this edition of YRNF promises to be bigger, better and more than just a fair. Promoting the theme of – MAKE IN INDIA, YRNF will bring to you the range of exquisite, inspired and rare work of craftsmanship made by artisans from across the country apart from loads of other festive items.

About ISHANYA Foundation Ishanya Foundation is a Registered Trust under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950, April 2006. They conduct several outreach programs promoting Women Empowerment, Livelihood programmes, Health & Education in the urban areas of Pune and villages around Taloja, in Raigad District. The aim is to help create self-reliant and self-sufficient youth, pre-dominantly women, farmers & their families. In addition, the foundation also networks with likeminded NGOs, international social organizations, central & state government to support to support their cause of developing livelihood programs & secondary source of income programs. For more information, log on to -

Propagating the overarching objective of Achchi Kharidhari, Achcha Karma”, this four day gala will bring together more than 5000 variety of products ranging from decorative diyas, torans, sweets, snacks will address your festive needs, items like traditional paithani style in sarees, clutches, dupattas, suits, exquisite designs from the Banaras, rare inspired creations in Patola and Tangalia from the heart of Gujarat and handmade jewellery from Gwalior & Mumbai among others will refresh your childhood memories or become a perfect gifting option for your loved ones.

Above all, this event promotes the idea of shopping for a cause like Women Empowerment, Support to differently-abled Individuals, cancer patients, education for children, environment sustainability& more from the NGOs &artisans participating at YRNF.

Throwing light on YRNF 2015, Mrs. Parul Mehta, Trustee, ISHANYA Foundation highlighted, “We are extremely proud to take Yellow Ribbon NGO Fair to its eighth edition. It has been the painstaking efforts of our entire team over the years that have borne fruits and today we have seen this initiative grow in terms of acceptance with increasing participation, enquiries and footfalls. It gives us immense pleasure to encourage these NGOs, SHGs and artisans not only economically and socially but enhancing and promoting their skills to make them self-reliant.”

Explaining their ongoing relationship with these NGOs and SHGs Mrs. Mehta added, “While the YRNF is an annual four-day event, we support these NGOs throughout the year by encouraging them to develop necessary skill sets to promote, package and market their products. In addition, we impart coaching and mentoring workshops to build their self- confidence, communication skills and most importantly provide a platform to interact, share and exchange ideas with other NGOs, enhancing their growth curve.”    

Given the massive e-commerce boom, growing awareness and interest shown by consumers both nationally and internationally, this year ISHANYA Foundation has taken this offline event and created a unique marketing platform online promoted by the name Heart2hand

‘Heart2Hand’ serves a dual role. On one side provides NGOs a platform to showcase the products and on the other hand, since gifting is such an intrinsic part of both individual and corporate cultures, it provides customers with a comprehensive solution platform where both the gifting need is fulfilled along with the feel-good factor of having helped a good cause. 

Yellow Ribbon NGO Fair 2015: What is in store for you

YRNF 2015promises to be the go to destination with several exciting and fun activities, workshops, musical theatre comedy, dance performances, appearances by popular animated characters, street plays and many more. Renowned celebrity fitness expert, Ms. Yasmin Karachiwala will be sharing insights on ‘Fit and Fabulous Forever’ and supporting this initiative.

Activity Schedule : Location ISHANYA, Pune

·         Inauguration Ceremony on Friday 30th October, 2015 at 3:00 pm​

Saturday 31st October, 2015

A Children’s Play: James aurek Giant Peach by Raangbaaz Theatre Group

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Cedar Fun Club – A children’s creative workshop by Cedarwood

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Sunday 01st November, 2015

Contemporary & Classical Dance Performance by Samarchana School of Dance, followed by Bollywood Dance performance by Justine School of Dance

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

ChhotaBheem  appearance

11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Cedar Fun Club – A children’s creative workshop by Cedarwood

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Monday 2nd November, 2015

Talk on “Fit and Fabulous Forever’ by celebrity fitness expert – Ms. Yasmin Karachiwala

11:30 am to 12:30 pm


Categories: Arts and Entertainment

Tags: ISHANYA Foundation, NGO Fair, Pre-Diwali Fair, YRNF15