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 Punjab, Haryana, 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.
“This time the tour will effectively reach out to the masses and try to bring more creative constructive support on the whole by creating “Community of Love n Light” a movement to ‘Share n Care’,” said Sanjana. 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 while supporting AMFAR. Then they worked on the mens collection which was highlighted by Bruce Springsteen, Backstreet Boys, Prince, Collective Soul, Matchbox 20 to name a few. Her acclaimed debut was at Cannes for the Film Festival was supported by Prince Albert of Monaco, Princess Sorayya, Princess Sara Al Saud, Princess Olivia de Borbon and more. This led to the New York Fashion Week debut and Vancouver Fashion Week where she won International Rising Star award. Fashion with heart has been propagated by her where at every show or event she supports a charity or cause.
Sanjana Jon has been a socially motivated person since her school and college days with her brother Anand Jon used to provide food and clothing to the underprivileged kids and read for the blind students. A special sanctuary was set for more than a 100 tigers in Florida and special campaign was organized with Anand Jon & Michelle Rodriegez to save tigers and animals globally. Paws for style where celebs walked with their pets was again highlighted and supported by Sanjana and Anand Jon to create love for animals. She has been creating awareness about various issues such as AIDS Awareness and HIV testing , Save the Girl Child ,Human and Animal Rights by involving celebrities like Bollywood stars, more than 10 Miss Universe over the years. She tied up with United Nations and held a press conference in the New York headquarters. In India, she worked with CARE International in hopes of a united front to combat the increasing pandemic of AIDS. Fashion to Sanjana is not the end but the means to the end which is to make the world a better place filled with love and light.
The Sanjana Jon AIDS Awareness Tour toured most major Indian cities. She has also organized events to fight for Truth and Justice against racism with various models and celebrities and initiated several promotional campaigns in NY and LA against racism. She organized protests against racism in Bombay and Delhi and put together a show for Save the Girl Child against female infanticide with 16 celebrity siblings including Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Sushmita Sen, Riya and Raima Sen, Sajid and Wajid Khan. Recently, she organized a Sanjana Jon Creative Tihar show and project in Tihar with inmates- for the inmates, by the inmates and of the inmates and tried to create a constructive creative training program to make the inmates a more resourceful progressive part of the community. Currently working on Pride of India Show by Sanjana Jon an attempt to break the Guinness Book of Work Records with more than 500 models in a show also promoting and highlighting traditional and cultural wear of every state in India and with celebrities representing the pride of every state and highlighting and propagating the Celebration of the Girl Child and in support of Global Human Rights. Winner of innumerable awards including Karamveer Puraskar, Paramveer Award, Indira Gandhi Award, Rajiv Gandhi Excellence awards to name a few, Sanjana has miles to go and not sleep.