While visiting Mumbai for work, Virat was crossing Colaba Municipal School. The school was in a desolate condition with kids sitting in the verandah studying from torn books. On enquiring further, he found out that the books were not only torn but were also second hand. Virat and Bunty immediately walked into the nearest stationary store and purchased all available stationary there.
They drove back to Colaba Municipal School and handed it over to the principal.
Rest assured, everyone at the school were pleasantly surprised.
Virat received a letter from the NGO Save the Children India that there was an urgent need of donation to set up a mid day meal for the Special Care Centre School run by the NGO in Mumbai. Virat promptly made the donation. Not only that, he paid a visit to the NGO to meet the kids and spend some quality time with them.
A star studded affair and a novel concept, the nation saw the superstars of the nation, the Cricketers and Bollywood celebrities battle it out in a charity football match.Virat Kohli Foundation undertook the production of All proceedings were donated to Magic Bus.
A desperate plea from a mother and The Ear Audiology and Research Society of India prompted Virat to donate a hearing aid for a a young girl, Fatima Siddique.
Virat visited this old age home today, April 21, along with Amit Bhosle of ABIL Foundation. Virat Kohli Foundation and ABIL Foundation have now joined hands to extend financial help to Aabhlamaya to end its financial crunch.
Speaking on the occasion, Virat said, “People like Dr Aparna are doing remarkable work by running such a facility for all those elderly who have been left by their dear ones. This is absolutely wrong and it is our duty to take care of elderly members of our family.”
A small group of thoughtful people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
Inspired by this beautiful thought, Virat Kohli Foundation organised a one-of-its-kind charity dinner on June 3rd at Hyatt Regency, Bombay. Touted to have been the biggest charity event this year, the dinner brought together eminent cricketers, Bollywood artistes and many other renowned personalities including business leaders and opinion makers, for the empowerment of underprivileged children and youth. Virat’s colleague from the Indian Cricket Team including Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkay Rahane, KL Rahul were present to lend their support. This uber luxury-experiential evening had a five course Michelin starred dinner curated by Chef Vikas Khanna for 200 influencers which included the likes of Akash Ambani, Gautam Singhania, Nandita Mehtani, Archana Kochhar, Tara Sharma, Nikhil Chaturvedi, Mr. Digvijay Singh Kathiwada to name a few. The fund raiser also saw an auction of selective high-end luxury products and cricket memorabilia close to the heart of the star batsman and his cricketer friends. The amount raised will help support empowerment of underprivileged children and youth.
Fans got to witness two religions of India coming together and joining hands for a better India. A football match with Star studded line up, Virat, Dhoni, Ranbir, Abhishek Bachchan, to raise funds for the Maharashtra Drought Situation.
The Match took place in front of a packed stadium at Andheri Sports Complex, Andheri