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A virtual carnival to raise relief funds

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The interact club of Calcutta International School (CIS) has partnered with several student-run organizations with a shared motive of helping those most affected by the cyclone in Bengal and has organized a virtual carnival on May 30 and May 31 to raise funds.

The event — Raahat — will have several fun games and activities where every game will have an entry donation amount that will go to the Amphan relief funds.

“The massive devastation of trees, houses, livelihoods, lives shook us and we wanted to reach out to these people. This is when we thought of a virtual carnival, where people can have fun as lockdown is ending but with a cause,” said Adya Sarda of CIS. She added that the activities will be followed by an online music concert by students. Sarda urged people from all over to participate and donate. Till date, they have managed to collect one lakh rupees.

The funds raised will be donated to Rangeen Khidki Foundation which is working on the menstrual health of women affected by Amphan and Rebuild Bengal Campaign by Switch ON Foundation which aims to help the cyclone victims in affected areas. Vinay Jaju, co-founder of Switch ON Foundation said that the funds raised by the unique initiative of virtual carnival will be donated to our campaign and it will be utilised in a fruitful way by helping people of Bengal, severely affected by Cyclone Amphan.


Source: Times of India

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