Sanjana Jon to promote her ‘kanya boon hathya’ movement at Icon Awards

Fashion designer and activist Sanjana Jon will be promoting her stance on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Beti Badhao, Beti Padao” initiative at the Stardust Icon Awards which are being held at the Plaza Hotel on July 13.
Jon wants to eradicate the dowry system in India and not only save the girl child but celebrate her. “My whole concept is the get the young men to say that ‘I will not take dowry’ and the young women to say that ‘I will not accept a man who asks for dowry,’” said Jon.
Jon is taking the help of Meera Gandhi, who is the CEO and founder of the Giving Back Foundation and has been working for nearly a decade to promote women empowerment and is very happy that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making an intiative to do so.
Jon is also taking the help of Swami Chinanand Saraswati Ji and Sadhvi Bhagwati Saraswati in this movement. “It’s not just a matter of saving her, it’s a matter of recognizing her; the incredible gifts, the Shakti that she has as a child, as a young girl, as a woman, as a mother, as a sister, as a daughter, as a mentor, as an embodiment of the divine feminine” said Bhagwati Saraswati.Read more.
NEW YORK, NY (TIP): Consul General of India, Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay announced, August 21, the Sanjana Jon Tour to India with Olivia Culpo, the current Miss Universe from the 27th of September to the 6th of October. Mr. Mulay emphasized on the importance of cultural ambassadors and cultural tours to build closer ties between the two countries and globally The tour will be to the capital New Delhi, Mumbai, Agra and several key cities in India to promote and propagate “Celebrate the Girl Child”, Women Empowerment and AIDS Awareness.
Actress Manisha Koirala joined and supported the initiative.The focus would be to eradicate female feticide especially in states like PunjabHaryana, Rajasthan where the incidence is very high.
The awareness tour initiated by Sanjana Jon in 2004 with the then Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins has grown monumentally as an amazing positive movement and currently is the 6th Sanjana Jon Tour to India with Miss Universe for charity. The Tour has been supported by Salman Khan to highlight the different causes and several other celebrities like Sohail Khan, Sajid- Wajid Khan, Suhasini-ManiRatnam, Venkatesh, Padmabhushan Padmashri Dr KJ Yesudas, Padmashri Shobana, Usha Uthup, to name a few.

Miss Universe to visit India

The Consul General of India Mr Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay hosted a send off reception on August 21, 2013 for Ms Olivia Culpo, the current Miss Universe on her visit to India. In his welcome remarks, the Consul General welcomed the Miss Universe and wished her the best for her visit to India. He also expressed the hope that her visit to India will bring new interaction between the youth and women of India and the United States of America. The Consul General also urged Miss Universe to try and interact more with young people as India is a very young country.Read more.

Current Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo, and Global Fashion Designer, Sanjana Jon, have teamed up to promote AIDS Awareness and the Save the Girl Child campaign:

The Honorable Consul General of India, Shri Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, hosted the launch of Sanjana Jon’s 2013 Tour of India which will feature the reigning Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo. The tour is slated for September 27th through October 6th and will include trips to the capital, New Delhi, along with Mumbai, Agra and several other key cities in India. The tour will help promote AIDS Awareness and the Save the Girl Child campaign which strives to fight female feticide and empower women of all ages.Read more.

Driven by charity

Fashion designer Sanjana Jon believes in propagating the concept of fashion with heart.

Sanjana Jon, the renowned fashion designer-turned-social worker stands out for her bold personality and unique attitudes. A socially motivated person since her early teens, Sanjana believes in propagating the concept fashion with heart. “Fashion trends in Kerala are definitely blooming. People are far more fashion conscious. People here like to retain the essence of Kerala while they look for innovations,” says Sanjana, who is in Kochi for a fashion event. “The fashion trends that we come across in Milan or Paris may not come down soon to this part of India because we are not too influenced by the global fashion industry. But still there are traces of it coming down to places like Delhi or Mumbai, which is a sign that it will reach us not too late,” she continues.Read more..


Fashion may be her forte, but the reason she does it is what Sanjana Jon likes to emphasise on. A social activist at heart, it was always part of her creativity. In Hyderabad for the International Fashion Week, the designer showcased a collection to promote awareness about two causes: female foeticide and prevention of cruelty towards animals. “Female foeticide is something I took up seriously and I’ve been working against,” Sanjana says.

“We also raised awareness about prevention of cruelty against animals. The recent outrage about the massacre of street dogs in Kerala — we’re nobody to say no, but it’s a humble request: Don’t kill them, sterilise them and give them rabies shots.”

For her eye for social cause, she owes it all to her grandfather. “He always told us to be thankful to God for even the basic things we take for granted, like food and water,” she says.Read more..

Star power and chaos mark Sanjana Jon's debut at WIFW

Jon’s debut at the WIFW brought the who’s who of Bollywood and other celebrity siblings including Salman Khan-Sohail Khan, Sushmita Sen-Rajiv Sen, Riya Sen-Raima Sen, Amaan Ali Khan-Ayaan Ali Khan, Shibani Kashyap, boxing champion Vijender Singh and his brother, music composer Sajid-Wajid.Read more.

A fashion show for the record books

Designer Sanjana Jon gets 500 models to walk the ramp Five hundred professional and aspiring models dressed in the traditional costume of their native States will walk the ramp together at the upcoming “Pride of India” show in the Capital in an attempt to set a new Guinness record. At a press conference here on Wednesday, designer Sanjana Jon said the last Guinness record was set in Bangkok last year in which 282 models walked the ramp. Since it is not humanly possible to have one choreographer for so many models, the designer will be assisted by a team. The date will be finalised by the Guinness show managers. By Madhur Tankha Read more

Sanjana Jon to bring Miss Universe to India

Reigning Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez will visit India for a six-city AIDS and female foeticide awareness tour in June – courtesy fashion designer Sanjana Jon. Jon’s company IG International that deals in celebrity charity events has been bringing a number of former Miss Universe to India for AIDS awareness promotional campaigns.Read more.

Olivia speaks for girl child - Miss Universe wraps up Northeast visit (Sanjana Jon Tour)

Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, on a 10-day debut tour to India, has promoted and propagated issues like celebrating the girl child, eradication of female foeticide, women empowerment and AIDS awareness in various states of the country. Accompanied by social activist and fashion designer Sanjana Jon, Olivia was in Itanagar yesterday to participate in the curtain-raiser to the International Tourism Mart to be held at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh from October 18. The Mart aims at promoting the frontier state as a tourist destination in the world.Read more

SANJANA JON – Following Her Own Footsteps

Sure, Sanjana Jon may be known as the adorable sister of creative couture designer Anand Jon. But take note—this vibrant New York based Indian designer is pouncing on the world of fashion to make her own footsteps. With her recent launch of three indepenrdently driven lines of women’s wear, Sanjana is sprouting to stardom.Read more.

PCJ LaFinesse Excellence Award for Sanjana Jon

NEW DELHI: Sanjana Jon was the recipient of PCJ LaFinesse Excellence Awards 2012, at Florian, New Delhi on March 21 along with Kumkum Roy Choudhary, Krishna Poonia and Alka Lamba. Sanjana Jon started her career working with her brother Anand Jon in New York and they created a jewelry line together which was highly appreciated by Iman David Bowie Barbara Hershey supporting AMFAR. Read more.

Miss Universe meets women who worked as manual scavangers

Culpo and Jon will also participate in march here tomorrow to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, gender equality and sex selective abortion.

“It’s important to start a conversation about HIV/AIDS. Our part is to make them understand that they’re not alone. There are people who do care,” Culpo, who has also been working in the US to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, said.Read more.

Salman Khan supports Miss Universe, Sanjana Jon on 'Girl Child, Women Empowerment' cause

Salman Khan, who recently up with Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo and Sanjana Jon to give his support to the ‘Girl Child, Women Empowerment’ cause, has revealed that he would like to have a baby girl if he ever has a kid.Read more.

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