eBay India and Flywithvip.com has unveiled a once in a lifetime opportunity for Bollywood fans to win a dream flight with the starcast of the upcoming historical romance movie Bajirao Mastani. The highest bidder of the charity auction on www.ebay.in will win an opportunity of sharing an exclusive space with Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone on-board a jet. The auction begins on December 3 and will be live until December 12, 2015.
Bidding on the auction starts at Rs 100,000 for each celebrity. 85% of the proceeds of the auction will go to The Akshay Patra Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which strives to fight issues such as hunger and malnutrition in India. Today Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) mid-day meal programme serving wholesome food to over 1.4 million children from 10,845 schools across 10 states in India.
Gautam Chhabria, Founder and CEO, Fly with VIP Online Pvt. Ltd., said, “We offer an opportunity for consumers to spend quality time interacting with their favorite celebrities in-flight. It’s our honour to partner with the most awaited film of the year, Bajirao Mastani and we are hopeful that admirers of Ranveer, Priyanka and Deepika will extend their maximum support to the cause. Fly with VIP believes in creating an extraordinary experience with the VIP’s, which you will remember and cherish, while supporting a worthy initiative.”
Girish Huria, Head of Communications, eBay India said “eBay for Charity is a platform for nonprofits to raise funds by the sale of products or auction of celebrity experiences. Our aim is to provide NGOs with a robust platform to reach out to a passionate and active community of millions. We are delighted to partner with Flywithvip.com to support a noble cause. Through this auction, we encourage all Bollywood fans to log onto eBay India and bid generously as all the proceeds will help brighten up lives of young children.”
The eBay India Charity Fundraising program was launched in June 2005, as a special section dedicated to recognized Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to create awareness, raise funds and list products and merchandise for sale to millions of global and Indian users.