BeGood to Host Covid Relief Fundraiser #ForManipur on 2 July

Industry Watch | July 2, 2021 | News

BeGood ForManipur Poonam Lal

Start-up social initiative BeGood by Poonam Lal will organise #ForManipur, a Covid relief fund-raiser for the state of Manipur, on 2 July 2021 on Paytm Insider. The event is the third in a series after BeGood #ForHer and BeGood #ForEarth.

More than 16 artistes from the north-eastern states and other parts of India have come forward to support the BeGood #ForManipur fund-raiser, part of a larger ‘Care for Manipur’ initiative.

The artistes includes singer-songwriters Ankur Tewari and Anoushka Maskey; singer Asees Kaur; singer-guitarist duo Bipul Chettri and Pranai Gurung; rock band Delhi Indie Project; Naga folk connoisseur Guru Rewben Mashangva; singer-songwriter Jasleen Aulakh; Manipur singer-songwriter-performer John Oinam Ft Kennedy; singer-songwriter Kamakshi Khanna; Manipuri folk and fusion artiste Mangka; pioneer rock band Parikrama; vocalist, bass guitarist and composer Rahul Ram of Indian Ocean; singer-song-writer Seev Ft. Sara; Kolkata-based multi-instrumentalist Tajdar Junaid; Naga quartet The Tetseo Sisters; and singer-music composer Zubeen Garg from Assam.

On why BeGood chose Manipur for its new chapter this year, Founder Poonam Lal said, “There are strong emotional ties and nostalgia since I was born in Manipur and I grew up there. Personally, for me, there couldn’t be a better way to give back to the state! Also, music is a given, because it transcends boundaries and has a universality. In fact, music is in the soul of the north-eastern states.”

“Our many COVID relief efforts elsewhere led us to connect with this initiative in Manipur, run by some good people. The fund-raiser thought just took off and before we knew it, we had an amazing line-up of artistes who were excited to help. They reiterated our belief that at the core of goodness is inclusivity, compassion and kindness. That is what stood out as this project came to life,” she added.

A Care for Manipur (CFM) spokesperson informed that Care For Manipur started off as a bunch of people from diverse communities, professions and geographies who connected over their love for the state. It evolved into a not-for-profit group and is presently engaged in Covid19 relief work in the form of medical supplies and monetary aid.

The spokesperson added that the NGO hopes to raise Rs 1 crore by 10 July 10, and use it to deliver oxygen cylinders, concentrators and other medical equipment, besides setting up ICU beds at facilities in Manipur.

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16 artistes from the north-eastern states and other parts of India have come forward to support the virtual musical concert.

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