COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser
For Distressed Theater Workers of Bengal
BAAT WINTER THEATER FESTIVAL
To be attended live by famous thespians Debshankar Haldar, Anirban Bhattacharya, and Madhurima Goswami
Covid-19 has brought great hardship to the people of Bengal. One of the groups that has been hit the hardest are the theater workers who support the theater industry with stage, lights, ticket sales etc. They typically fall in the lower middle-class income group who survive based on income from theaters.
Theater actors usually have other incomes. However, these backstage and off-stage workers do not have a second source of income. To help these people who are the backbone of Kolkata theater, we have joined hands with Anirban Bhattacharya, one of the esteemed film and theater actors of Bengal and his wife Madhurima Goswami, a noted Mime-theater practitioner herself, to arrange for a fund-riser that you can attend on-line sitting in your drawing room.
We are also delighted to have Debshankar Haldar, renowned theater personality, support us for the cause.
This will be a two-day Theater festival over Zoom. You will get to see SEVEN plays from different theater groups from the USA, India, and Australia. There will be live critique of these performances by Debshankar, Anirban, and Madhurima after each play.
We request a sponsorship of $50; and the suggested donation is $15 minimum.
Stay tuned for further details!
Venue - Online
Date - 18th-19th Dec, 2020
Time - Both days
7:00pm PST, 9:00pm CST, 10:00pm EST
Ticket - There is no ticket for this event. However you can donate whatever you feel comfortable with. A suggested amount is $15 or ₹200 for the whole family.
We will send the link for the program to your email id, used for donation.
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To donate in USD ($) Click on the Donate button or scan the QR code to donate through Paypal or using a Credit/ Debit card. A tax receipt will be sent to the email address used for the donation.
In the Note field of the Payment form please mention 'For 2020 Winter Theater Festival'
To donate in INR(₹) use the following information to send donation using IMPS or NEFT from an Indian bank account:
Account Name - PROMISE CHARITABLE TRUST
Account No. - 50200025694684
Account Type - Current
NEFT IFSC - HDFC0002492
Bank Name - HDFC BANK LTD., Keshtopur Branch
For us to send the link for the program please send an email to with your name, date and amount you donated.
To get 80G tax benefit please send an email to with the following information (as per guidance from the Indian Govt. Dept. of Income Tax):
Date of the bank transfer
Online transfer reference number
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All proceeds of the event will go to Promise Worldwide for this event. You can get tax exemption for this donation.