1.. We had a most successful Musical Concert in Strings-Notes-Beats 2020. The recorded version is available at http://cutt.ly/Strings-Notes-Beats
2. We have completed the July and Aug disbursements as (one consolidated payment to each individual as was planned in the Spreadsheet attached) on 6th, 7th and 8th of Aug.
Aug 8 Day-Time Update
We welcome all to please join on Aug 8, 9 pm - KGP time for a Musical Concert in Strings-Notes-Beats-2020 - performed by IIT Kharagpur, Azad Hall Inter Generation Artists and Spouses - spanning across 4 decades. The event has several celebrity appearances including Padma Shri Usha Uthup, Ms. Kaushiki Chakrabory and Pt. Shubhendra Rao. It is a celebration to thank Azad Hall Workers, Azad Hall fund Raiser contributors and Azadians everywhere during these tough times of COVID . Join on the link https://cutt.ly/Strings-Notes-Beats . The event is free and all are welcome.
This is the Fundraising Team, comprising of Azadians -across 1985-2020 graduates, who have come together for this fund raiser. The team includes (Himanshu-2020, Sourav-2019, Sagar-2018, Subhendu-1995, Neeraj-1993, Samaresh-1987, Supriyo-1987, Ranjoy-1985.) along with a large team of 30+ Azadians as Fundraisers. Additionally, the Fundraiser Music program is being driven by Subrata Kolay-1990.
You all might be aware of the havoc that the COVID pandemic has created & especially with the marginalised sections of the society. Among the millions affected, a small group of people are the owners & staff of various establishments in Azad Hall (Azad Hall is a hall of residence for students at IIT Kharagpur. It is one among the 21 halls of residences).
Two weeks prior to Junata Curfew, many IIT's started closing down the institute and asked all the students to vacate their hostels with in a week. KGP was no different in the league. As the institutes gates shut, establishments in all halls of residences went out of business. These included the canteen, stationary, juice shop, coffee shop, Xerox shop, laundry shop & others.
All the establishments in Azad Hall were affected too. Twenty Six (26) persons working in these establishments, are without any employment and income since mid-March this year. The situation will likely continue till December as the Autumn (Fall) semester for the academic year 2020-21 in IIT Kharagpur has moved online.
KGP'ians who are reading this, can't deny the emotional attachment we have with these individuals. Especially in Azad Hall one would definitely remember the night canteen of Ravi Da till 4 A.M every day, the hot poha & patties of Sam-D which used to substitute our breakfast, the cold banana shake of Pradip Da after playing Badminton, the hot atta-Maggi of Nesci Da & nevertheless the last minute print-outs of admit card at Swarup-Da.
In this spirit of nostalgia & the valuable services that these folks have rendered us, we ask all Azadians & other well wishers of IIT Kharagpur to come forward to help these heroes. These people are etched in the hearts of several generations of Azadians & no Azadian would ever want them to shed a tear in these challenging times.
Please join us (& the massive team comprising representatives from 30 different batches!) in raising this money. We are aiming to give 6 month salary to all the staff and owners of these establishments. Let's get together and show the tempo for our hall.
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PS: We are also organizing a virtual concert "Strings, Notes & Beats" on 8th August, 9 PM IST/ 11:30 AM EST to boost the fundraiser. Please have a look at a snippet from the preparations. We will be updating you all the live stream links soon.