Mega-popular Indian actress, model and television star Shwetha Menon will be traveling to Muscat, Oman to join efforts associated with the environmental initiative O! Millionaire for Onam, an annual harvest festival celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala, and will also be a special guest at the O! Millionaire weekly draw that will coincide with the event. To mark the festivities, O! Millionaire plans to dedicate an episode to be held on September 8 of this year, in the midst of the nine-day festival which represents a major celebration for the Keralites – the largest expatriate group among Indians in the Sultanate.
Shwetha will host the draw alongside O! Millionaire hostess Rachel George during the episode, the former Miss India finalist having primarily acted in Malayalam Omillionaire and Hindi language films in addition to appearing in a number of Kannada, Telugu and Tamil productions, and will also host a meet and greet session, specially curated for dominant media figures and influencers.
Full of praise for O! Millionaire’s plans to create Oasis Park – poised to become the Middle East’s largest green park – the award-winning actress was quoted as saying, “I believe the project will generate awareness about environmental issues and reduce the effects on climate change, but most importantly, the initiative underscores O! Millionaire’s commitment to environmental stewardship driven by its core values, all of which will contribute to a sustainable future for everyone.”
Further, Shwetha feels such projects will equip the youth in Oman and other parts of the world in better understanding local and international issues connected to environmental stability, accentuating the sentiment that the project is a prime example of community-based action required to tackle global warming and biodiversity loss.
“The Oasis Park efforts will undoubtedly represent a transformative moment for mother nature, local communities and the hundreds of thousands of people who are expected to visit the park,” Shwetha adds. “I’m also appreciative of the fact that winning the draw can be a life-changing moment for so many people in India, as it comes at a cost of only OMR 2.5.”