Kolkata: The Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) and the Parents Association Thalassemic Unit Trust (PATUT) are organizing their annual fundraiser ‘Khazana’ – a Festival of Ghazals in a unique way. The organizers have decided to organize it virtually this year.
People can experience the rich and vibrant performances of India’s top performers on 19th December (Saturday) and 20th December (Sunday) 2020 from 8PM onwards.
As virtual communication has become the new normal amid the Covid-19 lockdown, the Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) and the Parent’s Association Thalassemic Unit Trust (PATUT), which are working to raise funds for treatment on children suffering from Cancer and Thalassemia decided to organize its annual fundraiser online this year.
It is a unique initiative to raise funds for thalassemic children and cancer patients. The concert will be presented online by the organizers’ digital platform partner Hungama. All proceeds in terms of donations will go to the charities to help the treatment of thalassemic children and cancer patients.
The show has been recorded earlier and will be presented before the connoisseurs of music online, since the live show is not possible owing to the lockdown restrictions. It is not a ticketed event and can be watched by all viewers across the world.
The organizers have tied up with Ketto to facilitate viewers to donate online to the charity directly.
This year, Khazana will feature a multitude of talents including Anup Jalota, Talat Aziz, Sudeep Banerjee, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Pandit Ajay Pohankar and Abhijit Pohankar, Pooja Gaitonde, young talent Sneha Shankar, Pratibha Singh Baghel and Deepak Pandit. It will also feature a special act by the Samarpan band featuring Singer Prithvi Gandharv and Gayatri Asokan. The program will also have Khazana Talent Hunt Winners – Ritwika Mukherjee from Chakradharpur (Jharkhand) and Atul Rao from Jaipur (Rajasthan) and the everlasting Ghazal Maestro Pankaj Udhas.