Covid- 19 has had a deep troublesome impact on everyone across the world, which affects our daily life with an insufficient supply of essential goods. The same has been the reason behind for several death all over the world. In this hard situation Filmmaker, Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar put together a fundraiser for the COVID-19 frontline workers and spread some positivity. The duo are all set to host a digital concert “I For India” to raise funds for GiveIndia. It associated with over 100 NGOs, working on-ground to support the required interventions with the prevention, healthcare infrastructure, livelihood support and essentials for people in need. Facebook has collaborated with some of the biggest names in Indian entertainment to put together a home-to-home fundraiser concert, I For India. The vision for the concert by leaders from the entertainment industry is three-pronged: 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 no home and do not know where their next meal is coming from.
Support for the concert has also come in from some leading international artists. The
show hold some impressive line up including like A R Rahman, Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Arijit Singh , Arjun Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana , Badshah, Bhumi Pednekar, Bryan Adams , Dia Mirza , Diljit Dosanjh , Divine, Farhan Akhtar & Band , Gulzar, Hrithik Roshan , Jack Black, Javed Akhtar , Jay Sean , Joe Jonas, Kapil Sharma , Karan Johar , Kareena Kapoor Khan ,Katrina Kaif , Kevin Jonas, Kiran Rao, Kusha Kapila , Lilly Singh, Madhuri Dixit, Nick Jonas, Parineeti Chopra, Pritam , Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rani Mukherji, Ranveer Singh, Rohit Sharma, Russell Peters , Saif Ali Khan , Sania Mirza, Shabana Azmi , Shah Rukh Khan, Sidharth Malhotra, Sophie Turner, Tiger Shroff, Twinkle Khanna ,Varun Dhawan , Vicky Kaushal , Vidya Balan , Virat Kohli ,Will Smith and Zoya Akhtar.
Binny Bansal, Co-founder, Flipkart shares,” It’s great that people are getting this opportunity to donate to help the vulnerable communities cope with COVID-19, through a one-of-its-kind concert. We have an opportunity to be on the right side of history, and I am glad to have made a contribution to “I for India”, for GiveIndia’s COVID relief work.”
On the other side Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon Limited says, “One of the areas that the India COVID Response Fund by GiveIndia has already invested in is providing lifesaving PPE kits to healthcare workers and hospitals. Our frontline workers are the real heroes, and I hope that we can do more for them through this initiative.”
Vinod Khosla, Founder, Sun Microsystems and Investor says,” I am happy to support I for India and GiveIndia’s India COVID Response Fund. This is a great opportunity for Indians across the globe to support India in its time of need – rebuilding communities, protecting health workers and feeding millions.”
I for India’s Fundraiser is already active on Facebook and people can donate
via https://fb.me/IforIndiaFundraiser. The concert is produced by Fountainhead MKTG.
I for India is a home-to-home fundraiser concert set to goes live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/facebookappIndia on Sunday 3rd May 2020 at 7:30 pm