Banking on a cause

Updated: Apr 30 2006, 06:23am hrs
ABN Amro recently sponsored an exhibition-cum-sale of contemporary Indian art, called Art for Concern in aid of Concern India Foundation at the Oberoi Hotel in Delhi. The money raised through the event would go to support t orphans, deserted and abused women, tribals, disabled and aged. The exhibition showcased around 80 paintings by renowned painters like Bulbul Sharma, Kavita Nayar and Subrata Kundu.

Art for Concern initiative of Concern India Foundation (CIF) aims to raise funds to support development programmes in the areas of education, health, community development and environment. The foundation provides financial and other support to organisations working with the most vulnerable sections of society.

Nitin Chopra, executive vice-president and the head-Consumer Banking, ABN Amro Bank, said, The initiative is a small component of our corporate social responsibility, which lays special focus on art.

Organising events like Art for Concern is not new for CIF. We appreciate the generous support offered by artists from all over the country in our endeavour. The fund raised through this event would help us support the various programmes being run for the disadvantaged, said Kavita Shah, CEO, CIF.

The colours spread on the canvases indeed promised to brighten up many colourless lives with hopes and affection.