This is when the team decided to break out of the ordinary and start doing virtual fundraisers by organising workshops. Their events are scheduled to last from June 11 to June 16, with events such as music, poetry, gaming nights, art competition, rap battle, mimicry and beat-boxing. The funds raised through these would directly go to Hemkunt’s COVID relief fund.
“The motive of these events was to bring joy and knowledge to the participants,” said Chopra.
They have had people like stand-up comedian Amit Tandon, cyber security expert Rakshit Tandon, and others like advocate Anand Grover who has been engaged in activism related to homosexuality and HIV in India. He was also one of the lawyers who fought to decriminalise section 377 in 2018. Apart from this, their events have also had guests like influencer Avanti Nagral and Rapper Maddy.
They have managed to rope in sponsors as well, and have partnered with several other NGOs like Kiran, Kartavya, and Nav Jeevan Prayas Foundation.
Ayira hopes to keep raising more funds towards the initiative and keep reiterating their message and goal in all of their events.
If you wish to contribute to this initiative, you can make a donation through their website.
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