WASHINGTON, June 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – As awareness and donations for India The COVID crisis is fading, artists and community leaders have raised awareness and resources as the pandemic rages on. The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) is ending its two-week campaign #ToIndiaWithLove, which ended with a benefit concert for volunteers and health care workers at Sri Sri University in Odisha, India. Campaign and concert send a message of hope and solidarity from the west to the people of India in this incredibly exhausting time. The event was a fundraiser for IAHV, Art of Living and its network of 10,000 local volunteers in Indiaso they can get care for communities in need across the country during this troubled time, set up COVID care centers, and offer mental health programs.
IAHV organizes a benefit concert May 29thapprox at the 9 p.m. ET. Artist included Black Eyed Peas, Ari Afsar, Jennifer Lee Snowden, Ali stone, Cozmic, Raye Zaragoza, Deva Premal & Miten, and MC Yogi. The event ended with a special guided meditation with a global spiritual guide Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The event also included conversations with leaders helping Indian volunteer teams manage oxygen and medical supplies shortages and addressing the challenges day laborers face during lockdowns. The actress co-organized the event Fagun Thakrar and social entrepreneurs Johann Berlin and produced by We & Goliath. All artists and organizers donated their time.
“We cannot thank all the doctors, health workers, paramedics and police forces who are on the street when the whole world is standing still, for your services, for your commitment. Please do not ignore yourself. Your good health and calm are absolutely important It is important that you stay charged and healthy. Our Art of Living teachers are there to help you share your burden. ” Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“There are many people who feel that COVID is almost over. But there is a big part of the world with great, beautiful people right now suffering, fearful, and health care workers doing their best to contain it. The world has to help India. And thank you to all healthcare workers. Let’s show it India some love and prayers sent their way. “will.i.am from the Blacked Eyed Peas.
“We have been so inspired by the compassionate response to our efforts so far. We hope that this campaign and event can help to spread hope and raise awareness of the situation in Indiaand raise funds for much needed support, “shared Madhu Kadari by IAHV.
“India Has given so much to the world – including arts and culture, ancient sciences, yoga and meditation, and so many technological innovations. Now is the time for the world to stand by India in their moment of need, “says Fagun Thakrar, co-host.
“Even if the challenges in India are exponential, as are our capacities for kindness, generosity, and the spread of hope. Now is a moment when we can all show our support and keep up India and the Indian diaspora in need, “says Johann Berlin, Co-organizer.
About IAHV: IAHV is a 501 (c) 3 organization that serves as a global platform for humanitarian initiatives that solve problems by elevating human values. For 35 years, IAHV, in partnership with Art of Living, has mobilized its global volunteer networks to deliver humanitarian and disaster relief through immediate material assistance and services, trauma relief, and sustainable community development.
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