Guwahati band performing to raise funds for Amphan-hit West Bengal

Guwahati-based band Bottle Rockets India will take part in an e-concert to raise funds for Amphan-ravaged West Bengal.

The six-piece Bottle Rockets India, fronted by Arghadeep Barua who recently was in the limelight for the hugely endearing role of Sumon in Indie hit Aamis, will perform live to an online audience to raise funds for Bangla Sanskriti Manch, an entity working to provide relief.

The concert will be live from 8 pm on June 28 at MovieSaints.com

“Nature heavily influences us, and we believe that nature, together with music, can heal the world. We have tried to make sure that we will be associated with not just music and events, but will also extend our hands for generating awareness and community building services,” said Arghadeep.

Arghadeep, known for actively pursuing many social causes, including providing relief to those affected by Baghjan mishap in Assam, has also lent support to a campaign to save Dehing Patkai wildlife sanctuary and elephant reserve as well.

“My heart goes out to those who have been devastated by the cyclone. Assam and Bengal both face the vagaries of nature, and I can relate to the miseries of people there. It is our service to the larger cause, and we are humbled at this opportunity to contribute to it in small measures,” he added.

Nearly five million homes have plunged into darkness as electricity services have been wiped off in the worst ever cyclone to have occurred over the last two decades.

The fundraiser e-concert ‘Lighting Up Lives in the Sundarbans’ is being hosted by We Care.

“Let’s walk in love and empathy with the people of Sundarbans. Their untiring, unending battle against nature, circumstances and terrain. Like after Aila, Fani, Bulbul, they are toiling with their bodies, trying to undo the ravages of Amphan. Let us walk with them…do our bit to bring a little light into their lives,” said Aritra Bhattacharya of Bangla Sanskriti Manch.

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Abdul Gani is a Guwahati-based journalist

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