“Very happy to be a small part of India’s largest # IForIndia fundraising concert,” Priyanka Chopra said on Instagram.
“India holds a very warm and special place in my heart,” said actor Will Smith in a short video encouraging people to donate. “This is truly like home to me.”
That A fundraising concert on Facebook India is organized by GiveIndia
and will help raise funds for the COVID India Response Fund, according to the organizer. Donations through Facebook Fundraiser and UPI, India’s payment system, will be matched by donors, including A.T.E Chandra Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Network India and Rohini Nilekani Philantropies.
“For the first time, the Indian entertainment industry and friends of the industry gathered to hold the biggest home-to-house concert ever from India,” said the organizer on Facebook
. “As the end of #SocialForGood Live-athon, the ‘I for India’ initiative is an effort to unite people in solidarity against the challenges that this global pandemic is throwing at us.”
The concert will feature Bollywood figures and a number of American and British stars, including Jack Black, Kate Bosworth, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner.
In India, 42,000 people have confirmed coronavirus cases and nearly 1,400 people have died from the virus, he said Johns Hopkins University
. The country of 1.3 billion people has been locked up nationally since the end of March in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.
Two weeks ago, some of the world’s top stars helped raise nearly $ 128 million for the World Health Organization and other corona virus response efforts by appearing in concerts broadcast globally.
Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones were among the celebrities and musicians who took part in the 8-hour show called “One World: Together At Home.” Global Citizen, an international advocacy group that organized the event, said on Twitter that $ 127.9 million had been promised in the form of donations.