Project Nanhi Kali returned with the seventh season of Proud Fathers For Daughters after 2 challenging years of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year the annual charity event was hosted over the weekend of 12th and 13th November 2022, at The World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade in Mumbai.
Proud Fathers For Daughters aims to change mindsets and prejudices against the girl child. It features India’s renowned celebrity photographers, who shoot some of the most endearing photographs capturing the special bond between a father and a daughter. This year, the event included a line-up of leading photographers – Atul Kasbekar, Colston Julian, Prasad Naik, Rafique Sayed, Jaideep Oberoi, Tarun Vishwa and Tejal Patni – who volunteered their time and talent to the cause.
Over the last six seasons, Proud Fathers For Daughters has helped educate over 2500 underprivileged girls in India. The seventh edition of the event has raised funds to support the education of 358 Nanhi Kalis.
Several prominent names came forward and lent their support to the event this year, including the Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Police Vishwas Nangre Patil, celebrities from the Indian film industry Suneil Shetty, Vidya Balan, Abhishek Bachchan, Esha Gupta, Mrunal Thakur, Pooja Hegde, and Boney Kapoor and sportsmen Suresh Raina and Mahesh Bhupathi.
Project Nanhi Kali is grateful to all the father-daughter duos who showed up for #GirlChildEducation, all those who contributed in their own unique way and to the remarkable team of photographers who have been championing the cause through the years.