For the first time ever in the history of the United Nations, Diwali was celebrated at this world landmark. A gala dinner was organised by the Loomba Foundation and was attended by over 350 guests. We were honoured that our President, Cherie Booth QC, The Rt Hon Lord Dholakia and Mrs Shamin Lalji, flew from London to attend the dinner.
Shrimati Renuka Chowdhury, Hon’ble Minister for Women and Child Development, Government of India, Rachel Mayanja, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Yoko Ono, widow of famous Beatle John Lennon were honoured at the dinner. We were delighted that Yoko Ono donated $100,000 to the Loomba Foundation at the dinner.
On 19th October, our President, Cherie Booth QC rang the bell at the NYMEX exchange in the name of the Loomba Foundation.