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NGO Miracle Foundation Raises over Rs 650,000 with Global Citizen Festival in India

The total funds collected will be used for providing education opportunities and scholarships to orphaned children in India

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New Delhi, November 16, 2016: Miracle Foundation, a NGO based here and in the US, in partnership with the Global Citizen Festival has raised over Rs 6.5 lakhs through online crowdfunding agency Ketto, to benefit orphaned children.

Several hundred campaigners have created fundraiser pages for Miracle Foundation India on the Ketto platform with 210 donors having contributed to the total collected fund of Rs 6,80,556 so far, with the highest donor amount on a single fundraiser page being Rs 3,93,501.

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The total funds collected at the end of this online crowdfunding campaign will be used for providing education opportunities and scholarships to orphaned children in India through the NGO’s programmes.

Kunal Kapoor, co-founder, Ketto, said in a statement: “We are happy that we were able to make a difference and raise funds through our online crowdfunding campaign. We are overwhelmed with the response received from the donors who have contributed generously for this great cause. The money will be used towards uplifting the lives of orphaned children in India.”

The dedicated crowdfunding was launched as an initiative for raising funds directly for Global Citizen India’s partner NGOs and to offer participants the chance to earn free Global Citizen Festival India tickets.

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The first 50 Global Citizen campaigners to raise Rs 50,000 on their page for the Miracle Foundation were awarded four free tickets each to the Global Citizen India Festival, where performers like Coldplay and Jay Z will take to the stage in Mumbai on Saturday.

Responding to the success of the crowdfunding campaign, Caroline Boudreaux, founder of Miracle Foundation, said: “We are committed to bringing life-changing care for children without parental care in India, and empowering them to reach their full potential.”

The Global Citizen Festival India is Global Citizen India’s first initiative, which brings together youth with leaders from across private industry, government, and non-governmental, community and religious organisations to amplify the voice of young people and hold leaders accountable to drive positive change.

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The format will be a celebration of change-makers from across rural and urban India, performances by leading artists, inspirational speeches, short films and most importantly commitments from government, business leaders and civil society in support of India’s leadership role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. (IANS)

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New York, Sep 24 : Actress Priyanka Chopra hosted the Global Citizen Festival wearing a floral dress and matching boots and shared backstage moments with celebrities like Freida Pinto, Demi Lovato and Lupita Nyong’o.

Clad in a red, white and black floral mini shift dress with thigh high boots in the same print, Priyanka, 35, was excited about the festival. Her long brown hair was worn loose in soft curls and she wore round sunglasses for the event at the Central Park here on Saturday, reports

“I had the best time hosting Global Citizen. Proud to be a Global Citizen ambassador,” the “Quantico” star posted on her Intagram page.

Before carrying out her duty as a host, Priyanka was seen wearing dark blue jeans and a white T-shirt with the Global Citizen Festival’s logo on it.

Backstage, the actress mixed with fellow celebrity guests including Lupita Nyong’o and Michelle Monaghan, both wearing Global Citizen Festival T-shirts.

Singer Demi Lovato was also backstage, wearing a figure-hugging fuchsia coloured dress.

Joining them was actress Freida Pinto, who also sported a Global Citizen Festival tee. She was flaunting a floral bomber jacket.

Priyanka was also seen posing for photographs with actor Kal Penn, who was dressed in a shark costume.

The Global Citizen Festival is an annual one-day music festival held here in an effort to help end poverty and fight inequality.

Included in this year’s line-up are Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Lumineers, The Killers, The Chainsmokers and Pharrell.