By Adolf Washington
Bengaluru, Jan. 6, 2019: Sonu Nigam, a renowned Indian singer, will lead a music event organized by two dioceses in Karnataka to generate funds to build homes for flood victims in the southern Indian state.
A planning meet on January 6 at the Bangalore Archbishop’s House was attended by priests, religious and lay people from the archdiocese and Mysore diocese.
The music event is planned for January 27 in Bengaluru, capital of Karnataka.
The event is planned by Olive Hill Media in collaboration with Bangalore archdiocese and Mysore diocese.
Many victims of the August 2018 floods in Mysore diocese are still without homes.
The January 6 meeting, chaired by Archbishop Peter Machado of Bangalore, included a presentation of updates of planning by Srikant Iyer, head-Olive Hill Media. Monsignor Leslie Moras from Mysore diocese updated on the rehabilitation work undertaken by the diocese.
Tickets from the show are expected to generate a size-able amount of funds for rehabilitation work and the poster and ticket booking gateway has been hosted on the net (www.bookmyshow).
Monsignor C Francis of Bangalore archdiocese briefed the gathering on details of a souvenir to be released, intended to generate revenue through advertisements and to inform people of the various departments in the Church that are involved in different social-uplift programs over the many years.
Fr. Joseph Naveen Kumar, director-Bangalore Multi-purpose Social Service Society, welcomed the gathering and presented the agenda for discussions.