Concert in Aid of Nepal Earthquake Victims
Standing with Nepal is a fund raising concert which will rebuild the destroyed village Bhaktapur, situated in the east corner of Kathmandu, 13kilometer away from the city capital. The press conference to announce the concert was held at International Club in the presence of Pandit Tanmoy Bose, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Indranil Sen, Maitrayee Ray (Hon. PRR of Nepal Tourism Board) and others.
Initiated by Committee on Kolkata for Nepal, FREED (NGO) and My Club, Standing with Nepal will feature eminent artists like Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Kavita Krishnamurti, Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, Ustad Rashid Khan, Babul Supriyo, Anushesh Anandil, Akriti Kakkar, Indranil Sen, Suha Khan, Violin Brothers, Pandit Tanmoy Bose performing at the concert.
Speaking at the occasion, Maitrayee Ray said “I know people in India are now scared to go to Nepal after the devastating earthquake. But let me tell you that not all places in Nepal have been destroyed or harmed. Nepal thrives on tourism and people visiting the country as tourists will help Nepal financially too. This initiative is a great one and I am glad Pandit Tanmoy Bose and the other dignitaries have thought of such a noble idea”.
On the day of the concert, the amount that will be collected will be handed over to Shri Chandra Kumar Ghimre, Consulate General of Nepal.
Pandit Tanmoy Bose who had once gone to Nepal during his school days became nostalgic on the occasion. He said “Nepal is such a beautiful country and the people are so warm and cordial. The tragedy that struck them is unfortunate and we must do our bit to help them out of the tragedy”.
Make sure you head to the concert not only to enjoy the music, but also to do your bit for the people of Nepal. Be Human!!