What makes this Edition Special?
India’s first ever tournament series PokerBaazi Premier League has grown to become an extremely popular name in the domestic MTT circuit. Since its inception in 2015, the PPL has grown leaps and bounds, providing a great platform for players across the country to come showcase their skills on the big stage. The series has always enjoyed a grand attendance of players and shares a strong bond with creators PokerBaazi.com.
This year, Baazi Games has tied up with welfare partners VIDYA in efforts towards educating underprivileged girls in India. Through the PPL Special Edition scheduled from April 21-28, the company will sponsor the education of 14 girls at VIDYA, a non-profit NGO, thus providing an opportunity for them to learn, grow, dream and achieve.
A share of the rake generated in the PPL Special Edition will go towards the education, uniform costs, mid-day meals and transportation costs of these girls for one year. The coming years will see this list of 14 grow, and over time the company hopes to be able to make some difference with respect to this pressing issue that we face in our country today.
Coming together for a better tomorrow!
The poker community in India is growing at a rapid pace. Players seem to have found an attachment for the booming mind-sport, and while each of us strives for poker glory, we can all do our bit for those in need. This PPL Special Edition, the idea is to give something back to the less privileged, and as a community, this is something we can and should definitely do.
The PPL Special Edition is scheduled from April 21-28 and will boast an overall guarantee of over 5 Crore. The complete schedule for the series will be out shortly, but the company has hinted that they have something exciting planned in terms of formats and events. Watch this space for more!
Vidya Integrated Development for Youth and Adults is a non-profit NGO that was founded in 1985 by Ms Rashmi Misra. It began with her teaching a class of five girls in her home on the campus of IIT Delhi. VIDYA now offers programs in five major cities across India, in some of the poorest neighborhoods of Delhi, Haryana, Mumbai and Bangalore. Their team of about 350 people include local and foreign volunteers, teachers and staff and a large circle of committed friends, donors and well-wishers.
VIDYA has made a difference in the lives of more than 220,000 families over 33 years. Over 2,500 women have been empowered to earn their own living, and more than 120,000 people across 20 rehabilitated slums in Delhi and Mumbai have benefited from their programs. Their nationally-recognized programs include schools, remedial education, computer training, adult literacy, skills training, micro-finance and social entrepreneurship. Visit VIDYA for more information.