India's Biggest Digital Young String Festival

National Donation Appeal To Support India Instrument Makers & Artists

This is to inform you about SWARIT FOUNDATION’s fundraiser initiative for Indian Art, Artists & Instrument Makers with the encouraging support of the respected A-Field Productions from Mumbai. The initiative is as India’s Biggest Digital “YOUNG STRING FESTIVAL” (Celebrating Birth Centenary Year of Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar) as PREMIERE on SWARIT FOUNDATION’S Facebook page.

Date: 24th May to 31 May 2020 | Time: 7:00 PM IST Onwards

AMOUNT TO BE RAISED: 10 LAKH
100% of the amount will be donated to the Instrument Makers and the needy Artists to support their livelihood.

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Account number: 2223330035692772
Account name: SWARIT FOUNDATION TRUST
IFSC Code: RATN0VAAPIS

Festival will be featuring :

  • 8 Days consecutive of Music offers.
  • 16 Young String Artists.
  • 400 Minutes of Performances
  • Compere for the event: Sadhna Shrivastav Ji

We would also like to thank:

Smt. Shailaja Khanna (Sr. Journalist & Music Critic) 

Shri Inni Singh (Renowned Photographer) 

Shri Dipesh Varma (Rhythm Producer & Percussionist) 

Anirudh Varma (Performance Studies Scholar & Pianist)

Singers Adda for their invaluable support to the cause.

Names of 16 Young Artists Performing 

● RISHAB RIKHIRAM (Sitar – US): The youngest disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar Ji
● MUDASSIR KHAN (Sarangi – DELHI): Son & disciple of Ustad Asif Ali Khan
● SOUMITRA THAKUR (Sitar from DELHI): Disciple of Pt. Kushal Das Ji
● SMIT TEWARI (Sarod – UTTARAKHAND): Son & Disciple of Shri Chandra Shekhar Tiwari (disciple of Prof. Suprahat Pal of Maihar Gharana)
● RAGINI SHANKAR (Violin – MUMBAI): Disciple & daughter of Dr. Sangeeta Shankar and grand-daughter of illustrious Padma Vibhushan Dr. N. Rajam Ji)
● ABHAY NAYAMPALLY (Carnatic Guitar – MUMBAI): Disciple of the maestro Mandolin Vidwan Late U. Srinivas Ji.
● AMAAN HASSAN (Sarangi – KOLKATA): Child Prodigy, Son & disciple of Ustad Sarwar Hussain.
● Shahnawaz KHAN (Hindustani Guitar – MUMBAI): Grandson & disciple of Ustad Mohammed Ahmed Banney Khan.
● YADNESH RAIKAR (Violin – MUMBAI): Son & disciple of Pt. Milind Raikar and grand-disciple of Gaansaraswati Vidushi Late Smt. Kishori Amonkar Ji.
● PRATIK SHRIVASTAVA (Sarod – KOLKATA): a disciple of Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumder and Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty
● SATYENDRA SOLANKI (Santoor – BHOPAL): a disciple of Late. Pt. Omprakash Chaurasia and Gundecha Brothers.
● INDRAYUDDH  MAJUMDER (Sarod – KOLKATA): Son & disciple of Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumder
● MEHTAB ALI NIAZI (Sitar – DELHI): Son & disciple of Ustad Mohsin Ali Khan
● PRAASHEKH BORKAR (Sarod – AUSTRALIA):  Son & disciple of Pt. Shekhar Borkar
● RAMANA BALACHANDRAN (Veena – TAMIL NADU): a disciple of Vidushi B. Nagalashmi, Smt. Neela Ramgopal and Shri Ranganatha Chakravarthy
● MANAS KUMAR (Violin – ASSAM): a disciple of Pt. Bidyut Mishra and Dr. V. Balaji of Banaras Hindu University.

As we all are aware that, Pandit Ravi Shankar ji was regarded and respected as a visionary and a Global Ambassador for Indian Music. He had a vision of connecting cultural strings & bonding among different nations and all the artists. His efforts to support the Indian Art & Artists especially for Indian Classical Music has been an inspiration for everyone. Pandit Ji’s contribution towards upliftment of Indian Classical Music, making the audience understand the importance & value of the Artists, Art of Listening, Art of Appreciating is invaluable.

During this challenging times due to COVID-19 pandemic, our Indian Art & Artists which includes the INSTRUMENT MAKERS (Tabla /Tanpura / Sitar / Harmonium, etc) and the ARTISTS (Young Artists, Accompanists, Junior Artists) who are totally dependent on the LIVE PERFORMANCES have been badly affected and are facing a tough time for survival & livelihood.

Helping them is not just our Social but also a Moral responsibility of each individual.


Some grim facts:

● Music/Artist contributes themselves in almost everything for our country (Corporate ads, National Campaigns, Global Peace, National Integration, National Anthem, National Song, Indian Culture, Indian Traditional Values & many more) but it the time to SUPPORT THEM.

● The normal person works just for 5-days a week and a 9-5 Job. But an artist works 24×7 to make each and every life on the planet positive though their creativity & music.

● Artists are like daily wagers who are only dependent on the LIVE performances.

Helping & Donating for such a cause is not only our SOCIAL but also a MORAL responsibility for each and every individual.

Our efforts won’t reach its maximum effectiveness without your support.

AMOUNT TO BE RAISED: 10 LAKH
100% of the amount will be donated to the Instrument Makers and the needy Artists to support their livelihood.

DELHI : Rs. 3,80,000/-

● 10 INSTRUMENT MAKERS (Rs.20,000 each) = Rs. 2 Lakh
● 10 ARTISTS (Rs. 10,000 each) = Rs. 1,00,000
● 16 Young String Festival Performing Artists (Rs. 5000 each) = Rs. 80,000.

MUMBAI : Rs. 4,00,000/-
10 INSTRUMENT MAKERS (Rs.20,000 each) = Rs. 2 Lakh
● 20 ARTISTS (Rs. 10,000 each) = Rs. 2 Lakh

FINANCIAL AID to other Junior Artists in Assam, Kolkata, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan: Rs. 2,20,000/-
● 20 Artist/Instrument Makers

“Donations given to the Trust are exempted u/s 80G(5)vi of the Income Tax Act, 1961 vide order no. ITBA/EXM/S/80G/2018-19/1011851041(1) dated 29/08/2018”

How are your donations being used?

All donations are being used to support various artiste communities across India who depend on regular income from performances.

We have partnered with multiple artistes, artiste collectives and partner organisations to ensure that the donations reach those in need.

This is a 100% not for profit campaign.