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Support Instrument Makers & Artists affected due to COVID-19 Lockdown

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This is to inform you about SWARIT FOUNDATION's fundraiser initiative for Indian Art, Artists & Instrument Makers with the encouraging support of the respected A-Field Productions from Mumbai.

The initiative is as India's Biggest Digital "YOUNG STRING FESTIVAL" (Celebrating Birth Centenary Year of Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar), as PREMIERE on SWARIT FOUNDATION'S FACEBOOK PAGE.
from 24th May 2020 to 31st May 2020
https://m.facebook.com/SwaritFoundation/

Festival will be featuring :
>> 8 Days consecutive of Music offers.
>> 16 Young String Artists.
>> 400 Minutes of Performances
>> Compere for the event: Sadhna Shrivastav Ji

We would also like to thank, Smt. Shailaja Khanna (Sr. Journalist & Music Critic), Shri Inni Singh (Renowned Photographer), Shri Dipesh Varma (Rhythm Producer & Percussionist), Anirudh Varma (Performance Studies Scholar & Pianist), Singers Adda for their invaluable support to the cause.

Names of 16 Young Artists Performing :
● RISHAB RIKHIRAM (Sitar - US): The youngest disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar Ji
● MUDASSIR KHAN (Sarangi - DELHI): Son & disciple of Ustad Asif Ali Khan
● SOUMITRA THAKUR (Sitar from DELHI): Disciple of Pt. Kushal Das Ji
● SMIT TEWARI (Sarod - UTTARAKHAND): Son & Disciple of Shri Chandra Shekhar Tiwari (disciple of Prof. Suprahat Pal of Maihar Gharana)
● RAGINI SHANKAR (Violin - MUMBAI): Disciple & daughter of Dr. Sangeeta Shankar and grand-daughter of illustrious Padma Vibhushan Dr. N. Rajam Ji)
● ABHAY NAYAMPALLY (Carnatic Guitar - MUMBAI): Disciple of the maestro Mandolin Vidwan Late U. Srinivas Ji.
● AMAAN HASSAN (Sarangi - KOLKATA): Child Prodigy, Son & disciple of Ustad Sarwar Hussain.
● Shahnawaz KHAN (Hindustani Guitar - MUMBAI): Grandson & disciple of ●Ustad Mohammed Ahmed Banney Khan.
● YADNESH RAIKAR (Violin - MUMBAI): Son & disciple of Pt. Milind Raikar and grand-disciple of Gaansaraswati Vidushi Late Smt. Kishori Amonkar Ji.
● PRATIK SHRIVASTAVA (Sarod - KOLKATA): a disciple of Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumder and Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty
● SATYENDRA SOLANKI (Santoor - BHOPAL): a disciple of Late. Pt. Omprakash Chaurasia and Gundecha Brothers.
● INDRAYUDDH  MAJUMDER (Sarod - KOLKATA): Son & disciple of Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumder
● MEHTAB ALI NIAZI (Sitar - DELHI): Son & disciple of Ustad Mohsin Ali Khan
● PRAASHEKH BORKAR (Sarod - AUSTRALIA):  Son & disciple of Pt. Shekhar Borkar
● RAMANA BALACHANDRAN (Veena - TAMIL NADU): a disciple of Vidushi B. Nagalashmi, Smt. Neela Ramgopal and Shri Ranganatha Chakravarthy
● MANAS KUMAR (Violin - ASSAM): a disciple of Pt. Bidyut Mishra and Dr. V. Balaji of Banaras Hindu University.

As we all are aware that, Pandit Ravi Shankar ji was regarded and respected as a visionary and a Global Ambassador for Indian Music. He had a vision of connecting cultural strings & bonding among different nations and all the artists. His efforts to support the Indian Art & Artists especially for Indian Classical Music has been an inspiration for everyone. Pandit Ji's contribution towards upliftment of Indian Classical Music, making the audience understand the importance & value of the Artists, Art of Listening, Art of Appreciating is invaluable.

During this challenging times due to COVID-19 pandemic, our Indian Art & Artists which includes the INSTRUMENT MAKERS (Tabla /Tanpura / Sitar / Harmonium, etc) and the ARTISTS (Young Artists, Accompanists, Junior Artists) who are totally dependent on the LIVE PERFORMANCES have been badly affected and are facing a tough time for survival & livelihood.

Helping them is not just our Social but also a Moral responsibility of each individual.
Some grim facts:
● Music/Artist contributes themselves in almost everything for our country (Corporate ads, National Campaigns, Global Peace, National Integration, National Anthem, National Song, Indian Culture, Indian Traditional Values & many more) but it the time to SUPPORT THEM.
● The normal person works just for 5-days a week and a 9-5 Job. But an artist works 24×7 to make each and every life on the planet positive though their creativity & music.
● Artists are like daily wagers who are only dependent on the LIVE performances.

Helping & Donating for such a cause is not only our SOCIAL but also a MORAL responsibility for each and every individual.

Our efforts won't reach its maximum effectiveness without your support.

AMOUNT TO BE RAISED: 10 LAKH
100% of the amount will be donated to the Instrument Makers and the needy Artists to support their livelihood.

>> DELHI : Rs. 3,80,000/-
●10 INSTRUMENT MAKERS (Rs.20,000 each) = Rs. 2 Lakh
●10 ARTISTS (Rs. 10,000 each) = Rs. 1,00,000
●16 Young String Festival Performing Artists (Rs. 5000 each) = Rs. 80,000.

>> MUMBAI : Rs. 4,00,000/-
10 INSTRUMENT MAKERS (Rs.20,000 each) = Rs. 2 Lakh
●20 ARTISTS (Rs. 10,000 each) = Rs. 2 Lakh

>>FINANCIAL AID to other Junior Artists in Assam, Kolkata, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan: Rs. 2,20,000/-
20 Artist/Instrument Makers

"Donations given to the Trust are exempted u/s 80G(5)vi of the Income Tax Act, 1961 vide order no. ITBA/EXM/S/80G/2018-19/1011851041(1) dated 29/08/2018”
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Swarit Foundation is an Art, Culture, and Entertainment Welfare Trust headed by myself KSHITIJ MATHUR from Delhi (Indian Classical Vocalist and a disciple of Pt. Madhup Mudgal Ji).

It aims at promoting Indian Art, Culture, and Music and also our Traditional Indian Music like Hindustani Classical, Folk, Regional, Devotional, etc along with Art Exhibitions, Cultural & Spiritual discourses by organizing various entertainment programs and initiatives.  

At SWARIT, we understand the importance and moral duties of being an Indian Citizen. By taking music & entertainment as a medium to create awareness among the masses, we aim to bring forth various social issues affecting our society by organizing various socio-cultural activities & initiatives.

For these noble causes, we do not just focus on big names of Indian Music & Entertainment Industry but also give a platform to new artists and emerging enthusiasts or we a say ‘YOUTH OF INDIA’ to showcase their art and inject the spirit of belongings and respect towards our rich Indian cultural values in them.

Swarit Foundation is determined to work in all these areas at its best possible manner by striking the right chords with the masses not just in terms of the Music and Art, but also by contributing to the society by creating awareness about social issues plaguing our Nation.

Among various initiatives, to name a few :
1. Organizing various music education workshops for the masses to promote diversified learning of Indian Music.
2. SMARAN - dedicated to Guru-Shishya Parampara is a concert series, providing a platform for Young Indian Classical Musicians & Dancers from across India for the promotion of Indian Classical Music and its importance among coming generations and so that it can be purely preserved and promoted.  
3. Collaboration with respected Dr. Kiran Bedi for musically supporting her India Vision Foundation for "Behavioral Transformation through MUSIC Program" for PRISONERS in 5 major prisons i.e. GHAZIABAD, NOIDA, ROHTAK, GURUGRAM, and AMBALA.
4. SAADHYAN - Academy of Performing Arts as an education initiative of SWARIT FOUNDATION TRUST to teach and groom raw talent from all over to promote, preserve & guide them about Indian Classical Music, its purity and our rich culture.
5. Providing livelihood to the young artist and organizing various Indian Culture & Heritage preserving education initiatives.

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10th August 2020


12th June 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your Support

Namaskar, Swarit Foundation would like to thank you for all for donating for the cause and supporting us generously.
Your contribution has given us hope and positivity to help the needy Indian Instrument Makers and Artists in a much better way.  
As you are aware of that our target was to raise 10 Lakh INR through crowdfunding to give livelihood support to the needy Instrument Makers & Artists who are affected by  COVID19 LOCKDOWN, it has not yet been achieved.
We have decided to extend our date further to the 30th of June.
We request our all supporters to share the cause with more people and spread awareness and the importance of Indian Instrument Makers and Artists.
APPEAL by USTAD ZAKIR HUSSAIN
APPEAL by PT. HARI PRASAD CHAURASIA JI
APPEAL by PT. BIRJU MAHARAJ
APPEAL by NILADI KUMAR
APPEAL by PT. RAJAN SAJAN MISRA

Thank you for your Support

Keep Supporting

Regards,
SWARIT FOUNDATION TRUST
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your Support

Namaskar, Swarit Foundation would like to thank you for all for donating for the cause and supporting us generously.
Your contribution has given us hope and positivity to help the needy Indian Instrument Makers and Artists in a much better way.  
As you are aware of that our target was to raise 10 Lakh INR through crowdfunding to give livelihood support to the needy Instrument Makers & Artists who are affected by  COVID19 LOCKDOWN, it has not yet been achieved.
We have decided to extend our date further to the 30th of June.
We request our all supporters to share the cause with more people and spread awareness and the importance of Indian Instrument Makers and Artists.
APPEAL by USTAD ZAKIR HUSSAIN
APPEAL by PT. HARI PRASAD CHAURASIA JI
APPEAL by PT. BIRJU MAHARAJ
APPEAL by NILADI KUMAR
APPEAL by PT. RAJAN SAJAN MISRA

Thank you for your Support

Keep Supporting

Regards,
SWARIT FOUNDATION TRUST
Rs.59,030 raised

Goal: Rs.1,000,000

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