Fundraiser Events



MMRT 42 periodically organises various fund raiser programs which are aimed at supporting our on-going FTE projects and enables us to build a corpus for future projects and community service activities. The money raised is directed towards our Foundation which has 80G exemption and is compliant with the local legal framework for maintaining the status of a Foundation. We are also annually audited for our compliance and meaningful deployment of funds that have been raised.

Some of the larger Fund Raiser events that we have successfully managed in the past years

Madrasi Da (Stand-up Comedy)

The Luxe Royale

Sonu Nigam Concert















Madrasi Da (Stand-up Comedy)

The stand-up comedy show titled “Madrasi Da” by artist S Aravind which was well received by the Chennai audience was centred as the fundraiser program to support our ongoing FTE projects. Chennai was treated to a laugh riot and Aravind who was full of energy made the 2-hour event seem like a very short program.

The event was held at the Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall on June 18th 2016. The event was a complete sell out where close to 1200 tickets were sold as either Donor Passes or online ticket sales through our online ticketing partner websites. The RTI movement and MMRT 42s work was highlighted both at the start and the end of the program to educate the audience and to create awareness about our FTE projects and how they can help.The event was only made possible by the generous support of the sponsors.




The Luxe Royale

Luxe Royale was aimed exclusively at bringing together Chennai’s Elite and Fashion Conscious residents under one roof. It showcased the best of Fashion, Art and Fine dining for the High Net Worth individuals at The Park Hotel, Nungambakkam. Funds were raised to support our FTE program. Vivek Karunakaran spearheaded the Fashion show.

The Ramp walk was studded with handpicked models and TRANSFORMERS who have made a difference in the society by transforming the lives of the people in Chennai with their ideas, generosity and willingness to go the extra mile. To mention a few prominent ramp walk TRANSFORMERS: Honorary Tabler. Arvind Swamy, Mrs. Radhika Sarathkumar & Mr. Sarathkumar.

An Art Auction was also held with the support of Prakrit Arts, which is a Chennai based art gallery whose goal is to promote Indian contemporary art. Meena Dadha founder of Prakrit Art Gallery is credited with many art shows and she has introduced many young talented artist from all over India.

Entertainment included a unique trapeze act performed by Frenchman Romaine Timmers which was a mix of Folk dance, Military movements using Flamenco and gypsy rhythms by LvDS, ISPTD and the Kha Foundation.




Sonu Nigam Concert

Madras Round Table 42 organised a live concert roping in one of India’s most renowned stage and playback Singers - Sonu Nigam. The concert was held at the Wesley stadium in Chennai, enthralling a gathering of over 6500 attendees. This event was done in partnership with The Hindu on January 13th 2013.

The event generated good visibility to our table and our classroom projects. Posters across the city, hoardings, publicity banners on bus shelters across the city, bus banners in over 500 buses and over 15 half page multicolor newsprint ads in “The Hindu” generated a lot of buzz around the event. There were several pre and post event coverage as well across all leading news daily.

The main sponsors of the event were Kocchar Homes and associate sponsors - Star Health Insurance, Renault and Dixcy Scott. Radio partner was 92.7 Big FM, event partner was Aura, hospitality partner was Radisson Blu, and the event was coordinated by Sharan Incoporation.

The funds raised from this concert was deployed towards our classroom projects at the Govt High School at Pallikarnai. Chennai.