Stay Alive, a Facebook group that some non-resident Bengalis created at the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown in the UK, is set to bring together various fund-raisers and stars on one platform for a mega concert, titled ‘Pray for Bengal’ this Saturday. The virtual concert is aimed at urging Bengalis all over the world to contribute to any fund-raiser revive from the devastating Amphan impact.
When Stay Alive founder members Suranjan Som, Ani Bardhan and Surojoy Bhowmick heard about the Cyclone Amphan destruction, they planned a joint fund-raiser with Bengalis worldwide. But with different groups working on their own fund-raisers, they decided to tie up with Sangeeta Datta and Piloo Vidyarthi to hold a concert that would bring together all fund-raisers and stars.
“The two-three-hour show starting at 6.30pm India time will be hosted live on Stay Alive Concerts on Facebook. We have confirmations from over 40 including Aparna Sen, Sharmila Tagore, Rupankar, Rupam Islam and Raima Sen as well over 30 charites and fund-raisers worldwide,” said Som, who studied at South Point and JU and is now the vice-president of financial services at Hitachi.
Source: Times of India