Facebook has collaborated with the biggest names in Indian cinema to put together a home-to-home fundraiser concert, I For India. All proceeds from the fundraiser concert will go to the India COVID Response Fund managed by GiveIndia, to support on-ground relief efforts.
GiveIndia (www.giveindia.org) is India’s largest giving platform with reach across 23 states. It is associated with over 100 NGOs, which work on-ground to support the required interventions with the prevention, healthcare infrastructure, livelihood support and essentials for people in need.
The event is being conducted-
- To entertain those locked down in their homes.
- To pay tribute to those who are working on the frontlines and
- To raise funds for those who have no work and are homeless and do not know where their next meal is coming from.
A grand finale concert and fundraiser on Facebook Social for Good Live-athon with 85+ top Indian and global stars to raise funds for GiveIndia Covid-19 relief fund has been put in place.
The 4-hour-long concert will be live globally on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Facebookindiapp) on Sunday, 3rd May 2020 at 7:30 pm IST and will have performances and personal messages from 85+ Indian and global stars like:
A R Rahman • Aamir Khan • Abhishek Bachchan • Aditya Roy Kapur • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan • Ajay – Atul • Akshay Kumar • Alia Bhatt • Amaan Ali Bangash & Ayaan Ali Bangash • Ustad Amjad Ali Khan• Anil Kapoor • Ankur Tewari • Anoushka Shankar • Anushka Sharma •Arijit Singh • Arjun Kapoor • Ayushmann Khurrana • B Praak • Badshah• Bhumi Pednekar • Bryan Adams • Dia Mirza • Diljit Dosanjh • Divine •DULQUER Salmaan • Farah Khan • Farhan Akhtar & Band • Gulzar •HARIHARAN • Harshdeep Kaur • Hrithik Roshan • Jack Black • Javed Akhtar • Jay Sean • Joe Jonas • Kapil Sharma • Karan Johar • Kareena Kapoor Khan •KARTIK Aaryan • Kate Bosworth • Katrina Kaif • Kevin Jonas •KIRAN Rao • Kusha Kapila • Lilly Singh • Lisa Mishra • Madhuri Dixit • Mame Khan • Mick Jagger • Mindy Kaling • Nalandaway Foundation •NICK Jonas • Papon • Parineeti Chopra • Pritam • Priyanka Chopra Jonas• Raja Kumari • Rana Daggubati • Rani Mukherji • Ranveer Singh • Rekha Bhardwaj • Rohit Sharma • Russell Peters • Saif Ali Khan • Sania Mirza• Shabana Azmi • Shah Rukh Khan • Shaheen Bhatt • Shankar Ehsaan Loy • Shiamak Davar • Shreya Ghoshal • Shruti Haasan • Sidharth Malhotra • Sonu & Nevaan Nigam • Sophie Turner • Sunidhi Chauhan • The Shillong Chamber Choir • Tiger Shroff • Twinkle Khanna •VARUN Dhawan • Vicky Kaushal • Vidya Balan • Virat Kohli • Vishal Bhardwaj •WILL Smith • Ustad Zakir Hussain • Zoya Akhtar
Link for India’s Fundraiser is already active on Facebook and people can donate via https://fb me/IforIndiaFundraiser People will also be able to make a donation via the donate button next to the video while watching the concert.
Ajit Mohan, Vice President and Managing Director, Facebook India, said, “As a company, Facebook is committed to being an ally for India as the country fights the coronavirus outbreak. Our efforts so far have been focused towards providing access to accurate health information and supporting communities around the country. We recently launched Facebook Fundraisers, that allow people to leverage the full scale and power of the platform, and their passion, to direct resources to initiatives that can protect and save lives. We’re grateful to the creators, celebrities and publishers participating in ‘Social For Good’ Live-athon to drive the fundraisers. The ‘I for India’ concert is the grand finale of these efforts, featuring well-known artists and influencers.”