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85 performers together for ‘IFOR INDIA’ CONCERT TO HELP COVID-19 RELIEF

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The iFor India concert will raise money for the Indian COVID Response Fund (ICRF). The event, which will be streamed on Facebook Sunday at 7:30 p.m. IST, brings more than 85 performers together for virtual performances.

“For the first time ever, the Indian entertainment industry and friends of the industry are coming together to organize the biggest home-to-home concert to ever happen from India,” the organizers wrote in the fundraiser’s description on Facebook. “As the grand finale of the #SocialForGood Live-athon, the ‘I for India’ initiative is an attempt to bring people together in solidarity against the challenges that this global pandemic has thrown at us.”

The organisers said all Facebook donations will go directly to GiveIndia, who will partner with the NGOs to help prevent coronavirus spread and support those people who have been affected by the virus and shutdowns.

Created by filmmakers Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar, iFor India will feature some of the biggest music and entertainment stars. The four-hour-long concert will also feature Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Dulquer Salmaan, Farah Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Karan Johar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Katrina Kaif, Kiran Rao, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rana Daggubati, Rani Mukherji, Ranveer Singh, Saif Ali Khan, Shabana Azmi, Shah Rukh Khan, Tiger Shroff, Varun Dhawan, Vicky Kaushal, Vidya Balan and Vishal Bhardwaj, among other names.

International star Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas are among the scheduled stars, although it is not clear whether they are having a Jonas Brothers performance or all performing separately. Music stars Mick Jagger, Nick Jonas, Bryan Adams and others will come together for a special live-streamed concert this Sunday to bring coronavirus relief to India. Among the film and TV celebrities who will also appear include Jack Black, Mindy Kaling and Will Smith.

GiveIndia, with its more than 100 NGO partners on the ground, ensures that the 4 main areas of intervention are addressed spreading awareness and providing prevention kits to the underprivileged, providing essential infrastructure support to hospitals — PPE kits, ventilators, beds, giving Quick Direct Benefit Transfers to those in need and supporting millions of the poor daily wagers and migrant labourers who have lost jobs with meals, dry rations, and survival essentials, the organizers explained on Facebook.

According to its fundraiser, GiveIndia has partnered with Action Covid-19 Team, A.T.E Chandra Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Network India, and Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies to match all donations made.

All the proceeds from the fundraiser will go to India COVID Response Fund (ICRF) managed by GiveIndia. GiveIndia has over 100 NGOs working on-ground to support the required interventions with the prevention, healthcare infrastructure, livelihood support and essentials for people in need.


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