M D Pallavi to sing for three city NGOs

At this year's Joy of Giving Week, M D Pallavi will perform to raise money in support of a home for girls without parents, a rag-pickers education group, and a child-rights NGO.

The Joy of Giving Week is a national movement that hopes to engage every Indian in "acts of giving" – money, time, skills, resources or love. To be celebrated every year for a week including Oct 2, the week aspires to become a "festival" of giving that unifies India across its classes, castes, socio-economic strata and the urban/rural divide.

This year the week is celebrated from Oct 2nd to Oct 8th, 2011.

As part of one of the programmes conceived for this year, there will be fund raising dinner with a musical concert by singer M D Pallavi at the Taj Westend hotel.

M. D Pallavi also known as Pallavi Arun, is a Kannada Sugama Sangeetha (light music) singer, playback Singer, actor and TV anchor. She won the Karnataka State Film Awards for Best playback singer in 2006-07 for her song ‘Nodayya Kwate Lingave’ for the Kannada film ‘Duniya’

Three NGOS will receive the proceeds of the concert with dinner. ‘Baale Mane’, Association for promoting Social Action (APSA) and Rag-pickers Education and Development Scheme (REDS) are the NGOs identified.

Baale Mane (Girls’ Home) at Gopalapura, on the outskirts of Bangalore, is a home for around 65 girls between the ages of 5 and 18. Founded in 2001 by Paraspara Trust, an NGO dedicated to the eradication of the child labour system, it provides shelter and a loving home for girl children.

The girls are either orphans, have a single parent who is unable to care for them or have lost contact with their parents. Most of the girls have been rescued from domestic service, some have been found homeless in the streets by volunteers and others have been given shelter having been arrested by the police when living on the streets.

At Baale Mane, the girls are take care of with special emphasis on education, in addition to healthcare.

REDS works to enable uneducated and waste picking children from the streets of Bangalore and Ranchi. While APSA is a rights-based child-centered community development organisation.

Event details

Fundraising musical concert with dinner Donor Pass price: Rs 2000/-

Venue: Ball Room, The Taj West End

Date: October 2, 2011

7:00 PM – Music Melodies by M D Pallavi

8 PM – Dinner

Event anchor: Tuscany (Natural Ice cream lounge), Jayanagar, Bangalore

For details contact – Mohan – 9880016846 or Rajan 9845030095

Passes available at www.indianstage.in, Taj West End, Race Course Road, Tuscany, Jayanagar 9th Block.

Media Partner: www.citizenmatters.in

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