An article published by Xpress on March 30, 2016 revealed plans by Autism Rocks to host a fun-filled festival later on April 1 just before the beginning of the Dubai Autism Awareness month. In a bid to attract large crowds and get the youth involved, the foundation banked on the performance of top global artists such as Tyga and Flo Rida.
Further, the festival was set to host other activities for families in attendance such as rodeo bull, crazy golf, live music, petting zoo, bouncy castle, face painting, horse rides, inflated rides as well as barbecue. Consistent with Autism Rocks’ tradition to host top DJs for its concerts, DJ Fever and BFG were named as the official DJs of the event, which also included 117 Live as an official partner.
Autism Rocks was established in a bid to transform the manner in which autistic individuals are seen or treated in society. Usha told Xpress that she and her husband, Sanjay, wanted to make an effort for other autistic individuals like their son, Nikhil.
Who is Sanjay Shah
Sanjay Shah is widely known in various spheres for his business acumen and philanthropic efforts. He was raised in Central London, specifically in the Marylebone neighborhood. Shah changed his career path from a doctor to an accountant after realizing he had no interest in pursuing a medical career. Consequently, after studying accounting, he went ahead to work for various top financial institutions such as Dutch bank Rabobank, ING, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley as well as Merrill Lynch. The financial crisis of 2009 triggered a significant change in Shah’s life, as he opted to establish his brokerage business through the help of several graduates who he hired to work in a small rented office.
Shah has created a business empire for himself by operating and running a myriad of companies situated in Dubai, London, The British Virgin Islands, The Cayman Islands, Luxembourg as well as Malta. He is highly credited for his philanthropic role in promoting awareness regarding autism through his Autism Rocks foundation. The Foundation has been in a position to raise millions of funds for autism research work by holding concerts, which are graced by top celebrities in the music industry such as Michael Buble, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Lenny Kravitz, as well as renowned Deejays.
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