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Contribute To Save The Famous Literary Corner Of The City Of Joy

Just as the famous book town, fondly christened boipara in Bangla, of College Street in Kolkata was attempting to pick up the threads of normal business (albeit unsurely), post a torturous 60-day COVID-19-induced lockdown, came cyclone Amphan and badly shook the confidence of thousands of publishers and booksellers doing business in the area.
A locality, that sees a daily turnover of a few million rupees under normal circumstances, gradually went dry and hungry post-March 24, 2020, the day a nationwide lockdown was announced to counter the spread of COVID-
19.

But before our boipara could get over its lockdown woes and lurch back to
“normal” on May 21, 2020 (the day business was allowed to resume),
Amphan’s arrival on May 20, 2020, further weakened the backbone of the industry of physical books increasingly imperilled by more sophisticated
counterparts e.g. e-books, audiobooks, legitimate PDFs.
The fierce, six-hour-long storm washed many bookstalls away, damaging
numerous invaluable pieces of literature. At present, the smaller players in boipara are gasping for breath, and desperately looking for assistance to
keep their businesses afloat. College Street boipara, featured among the
famous landmarks of India, needs your contribution to survive. Donations
will go towards helping small publishers and booksellers with:
1. Rebuilding shops
2. Replenishing destroyed stocks
3. Generating sales orders online as well as offline
4. Organizing virtual exhibitions and book fairs
5. Providing essentials for basic human sustenance
6. Helping with ensuring stocks and establishments
7. Supporting with legal help, if need be
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26th June 2020
Hi All,

So far INR 16,10,000 (sixteen lakhs and ten thousand) have been disbursed to 161 booksellers and publishers. Another nine will be given relief. Rest of the money will be used for forming a Boipara Welfare Society which will work towards:

1. Rebuilding shops of Kolkata’s literary corner
2. Replenishing destroyed stocks
3. Generating sales orders online as well as offline
4. Organizing virtual exhibitions and book fairs
5. Providing essentials for basic human sustenance
6. Helping with ensuring stocks and establishments
7. Supporting with legal help, if need be

We thank all the supporters for your love and generous support.

Thank you.
Hi All,

So far INR 16,10,000 (sixteen lakhs and ten thousand) have been disbursed to 161 booksellers and publishers. Another nine will be given relief. Rest of the money will be used for forming a Boipara Welfare Society which will work towards:

1. Rebuilding shops of Kolkata’s literary corner
2. Replenishing destroyed stocks
3. Generating sales orders online as well as offline
4. Organizing virtual exhibitions and book fairs
5. Providing essentials for basic human sustenance
6. Helping with ensuring stocks and establishments
7. Supporting with legal help, if need be

We thank all the supporters for your love and generous support.

Thank you.
18th June 2020
Dear Supporters,

Till yesterday, 114 beneficiaries got relief to the tune of Rs 10,000 (ten thousand per head). At present, Rs 11,40,000 has been disbursed in total.

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2669717663288861&id=100007519608406&set=a.1527758470818125&source=57

We thank you all for your love and support and our heart whelming special thanks to the KKR team for their generous contribution and support.



Dear Supporters,

Till yesterday, 114 beneficiaries got relief to the tune of Rs 10,000 (ten thousand per head). At present, Rs 11,40,000 has been disbursed in total.

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2669717663288861&id=100007519608406&set=a.1527758470818125&source=57

We thank you all for your love and support and our heart whelming special thanks to the KKR team for their generous contribution and support.



9th June 2020
Dear Supporters & Well-wishers,

Total beneficiaries so far count to 84. The total amounts disbursed till today is Rs 8,40,000 INR (10K to each beneficiary). We were on the Times of India front page -
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/bengal-renaissance-again-college-st-gets-back-to-biz/articleshow/76251691.cms

Not only TOI but in many regional portals too. A few links below for reference:
https://khaskhobor.com/blog/2020/06/04/mitra-and-ghosh-took-initiative-to-help-people/

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/amphan-delivers-body-blow-to-bengals-labour-intensive-book-business/article31759939.ece



https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10219901695146035&id=1031061327

https://twitter.com/the_hindu/status/1268933112286924800?s=08

We thank you all for your love and support. Please continue to support and share the campaign. Do stand by boipara, donate here:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-indrani-3

Regards,
Indrani Roy Mitra.
Dear Supporters & Well-wishers,

Total beneficiaries so far count to 84. The total amounts disbursed till today is Rs 8,40,000 INR (10K to each beneficiary). We were on the Times of India front page -
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/bengal-renaissance-again-college-st-gets-back-to-biz/articleshow/76251691.cms

Not only TOI but in many regional portals too. A few links below for reference:
https://khaskhobor.com/blog/2020/06/04/mitra-and-ghosh-took-initiative-to-help-people/

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/amphan-delivers-body-blow-to-bengals-labour-intensive-book-business/article31759939.ece



https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10219901695146035&id=1031061327

https://twitter.com/the_hindu/status/1268933112286924800?s=08

We thank you all for your love and support. Please continue to support and share the campaign. Do stand by boipara, donate here:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-indrani-3

Regards,
Indrani Roy Mitra.
Rs.2,413,377 raised

Goal: Rs.2,500,000

Beneficiary: Indrani info_outline

Supporters (1036)

PR
Paramita donated $10
KL
Kolkata Literary Meet donated Rs.175,000
PK
Parichay donated Rs.2,300
TG
Tapati donated Rs.2,500
SL
Sankar donated Rs.2,500
SN
Saptarshi donated Rs.500

Boipara jege uthuk abar ager mohimay