At our annual fundraising virtual gala, we hope to showcase our work as we explore the theme of environmental justice and pandemic response through the work done by AID. Your support makes a huge difference in the lives of marginalized communities in India.
This is a free event and you can support us at the event.
11.10am: Keynote: Tara Ahluwalia on the impact of Covid over the vulnerable sections of society
11:35pm: Interactive Breakout sessions
11:55am: Keynote: Lal Singh on Climate Change in forests of Bengal
12:20pm: Entertainment: Madhumita, Jal Tarang artist
12:30pm: Question and Answers with audience
12:40pm: Thanking the audience
12:45pm: End of Event
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Keynote Speaker: Tara AhluwaliaWomen's Rights Defender, Rajasthan
Tara Ahluwalia works with Bal va Mahila Chetna Samiti in Bhilwara, Rajasthan to oppose violence against women including domestic violence, sex-selection, gender discrimination, customary law and other social evils. They run a short-stay shelter for women leaving violent homes and support women seeking legal assistance to defend their rights.
Keynote Speaker: Lal SinghForest Protector, West Bengal
Lal Singh was born and raised in the forests of North Bengal and continues to live there. From a very early age, Lal Singh was involved in movements and social work. He was part of the movement to remove the colonial system of indentured labor where people were forced by the Forest Department to work without wages because we were allowed to live on government land. Lal Singh was also involved in the nation wide movement that resulted in the passage of Forest Rights Act of 2006 giving rights to people to conserve and protect forests and wildlife and live sustainably on their land. He has deep historical knowledge about the forests, wildlife and the 30 or so tribal communities that live here. Undaunted by the attacks on him, Lal Singh continues to stand like a rock, inspiring and supporting thousands of forest people living in 200 forest villages spread across the North Bengal forests.
Madhumitha SowndararajanJaltarang Artist
Madhumitha started learning Jaltarang at the age of 13 from Late Kalaimaamani Srimathi Seetha Doraiswamy, who was a well renowned carnatic multi-instrumentalist. She is also vocally trained in carnatic music under the tutelage of her grandmother, Rangamani and later under Late Shri.Sitaram Sharma from Kalakshetra and has worked on adapting this instrument to different genres of music including Pop, Jazz and Blues.
Tell me about AID.
Association for India's Development is a volunteer movement promoting sustable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in sustainable agriculture, healthcare for all, women's empowerment, education, safeguarding the environment and ending gender, caste and class based discrimination.
Donations to AID are tax-deductible in the USA. We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization with tax ID 04-3652609.
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