Facebook has brought forth a fundraiser concert ‘I for India’ in collaboration with well known Bollywood celebrities along with famous sportsperson, entrepreneur and some international fame. The fund raised by this concert will be directly credited to the India Covid Responder Fund(ICRF) an online donation platform managed by GiveIndia. This virtual concert will be live globally on Facebook, on 3rd May at 7:30 pm IST aiming to raise 6 crores for the COVID-19 relief fund.
GiveIndia is the India’s largest giving platform accessible to more than 23 states and associated with more than 100 NGO’s. This fund raising will be a door to door fund raising type for those people who are most affected financially, have no home and are hunger striken by this lockdown.
85 Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Hritik Roshan, Vidya Balan, Ayushman Khurana, Lilly Singh,Alia Bhatt, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma along with renowned singer like Papon, A.R Rahman, Ustad Zakir Hussain will participate in the charity event. Many sportspeople like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma would also support. International fame like Bryan Adams, Nick Jonas, Sophie Turner, Mick Jagger, Will Smith, Kate Bosworth, Jack Black, Mindy Kaling would also be a part of the event.
Ajit Mohan, the vice president and managing director of Facebook stated -“As a company, Facebook is committed to being an all for India as the country fights for coronavirus outbreak. Our efforts so far have been focused on providing access to accurate health information and supporting communities around the country. We recently launched the Facebook fundraiser, that allows people to leverage the full scale and power of the platform, and their passion, to direct resource to their initiatives that can protect and save lives.”
At last, he added to thank every creator, publisher and celebrity associated with this charity fundraiser concert for the support which would bring about a massive change in the ground zero situations faced by our Nation.
Many Bollywood celebrities uploaded on their Instagram handle to inform about the ‘I For India’ concert.
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The world has come together in this time of adversity like never before. We are getting used to the art of living with social distancing but are connected more than ever with help of technology. But there’s a lot more that can be done and we can all play a small part in this, even from home. Join me on Sunday, May 3rd at 7:30pm IST, for India’s biggest concert ever, #IFORINDIA. This event is meant to entertain people who are locked-down at home, to pay tribute to those who work on the frontlines while we work from home, and to raise funds for those whose jobs and homes have been affected… I’m so proud to work with Facebook and my friends and colleagues from India and around the world for this benefit concert. Lastly, I want to take a second to remember two legends that we tragically lost this week: #IrrfanKhan and #RishiKapoor. Although they are not here with us today, we feel their presence around us and in their honor we will keep moving forward to bring happiness to this world. Watch #IFORINDIA LIVE worldwide on Facebook. 100% of proceeds go to the India COVID Response Fund set up by @Give_india Tune in, donate and use your #SocialForGood. Do your bit. Facebook.com/facebookappindia