Kolkata Music Concert to Increase Awareness on Cerebral Palsy
A musical extravaganza in fond memory of Abhishek Mitra titled Abhishek Tomar Jonyo was organized by the Bishwabandhan Foundation for Cerebral Palsy, at Nazrul Mancha.
Abhishek Mitra, a young boy of 27, was suffering from a disease called cerebral palsy. He succumbed to the disease on 26 June, 2014 due to lack of medical awareness regarding specialized care of cerebral palsy.
To mark the occasion of his 28th birthday, a gala cultural evening was initiated featuring artistes like- Vinod Rathod, Pandit Tanmoy Bose, Kaushiki Chakraborty, Rituparna Sengupta and dance troupe, Rupankar, Sidhu, Samidh Mukherjee, Anwesha, Aneek, Madhumonti Maitra,Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Sutapa Bandyopadhyay, Sanjay Chakraborty & Reshmi, Priti Patel & dance troupe. The theme of the evening was spreading awareness among mass and clinical personalities about this grave disease.
Bishwabandhan Foundation for Cerebral Palsy targets to increase the awareness among the people with the help of workshops about this life threatening disease. The organization will also be publishing journals and advertisements in the media for enhancing the knowledge of the people. They have plans of working with different medical and regulatory bodies in private and Government sector and build different specialized consultation, treatment and rehabilitation centers across India.
Gautam Mitra, Chairperson, Bishwabandhan Foundation for Cerebral Palsy, said, “This is a tribute to my son Abhishek Mitra who was a keen music lover, on his 28th birthday. Hence we thought of organizing such an event on his birthday. With this event we also want to increase the knowledge of the people regarding this disease so that the lives of young people can be saved in future”.
The musical evening was a grand event to remember and served as a good platform for spreading awareness about cerebral palsy.