Mega-popular Indian actress, model and television star Shwetha Menon will be visiting 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.
Ms. Shwetha will host the draw alongside O! Millionaire hostess Rachel George during the episode. The former Miss India finalist who has primarily starred in Malayalam and Hindi language films in addition to appearing in numerous Kannada, Telugu and Tamil productions 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, Ms. Shwetha feels such projects will equip the youth in Oman and other parts of the world to better understand 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.”
A Green Certificate, which participants purchase to support O! Millionaire’s tree-planting program that forms the basis of Oasis Park, entitles them to an entry for a draw boasting prize valued over RO5,750,00.
The certificate provides participants two chances to win – one through a raffle that pays out one winner RO10,000 every week and another through a draw that can bring them prizes valued at more than RO5,750,000. The draw is held every Thursday at 8 pm, and should no grand prize winner be selected in a draw, a sum of OMR 50,000 will be added to the prize sum every week.
The grand prize money will be capped once the amount reaches the sum of RO10,000,000.
The brains behind this concept have made it simple for everyone to be a part of this movement, with more information about the initiative available at www.OMillionaire.com. Green Certificates worth RO2.5 are available for purchase through the website.
More About Oasis Park
What is poised to become the Middle East’s largest green initiative, Oasis Park is gearing up to represent a leading force in sustainability efforts for the future, its representatives sharing a vision for taking effective steps toward climate change mitigation, carbon sequestration, food security, water scarcity and biodiversity conservation amongst other noble goals.
As such, one of the park’s primary contributions, once fully realized and developed, will be to reduce the CO2 footprint by approximately 1,440,000 tons – equivalent to around 2.4 per cent of Oman’s total annual CO2 emissions.
The team responsible for envisioning ‘Mega’ Oasis Park is already collaborating to create the largest sanctuary for flora and fauna, supported by the most cutting-edge ecological techniques and technologies for providing water and energy.
Citizens and residents of Oman and the world are invited to become part of the O! Millionaire’s Oasis Park community – from environmentalists and environmental enthusiasts to activists, volunteers and everyone in between – by reaching out to press@OasisPark.om.