India’s topmost comedians are coming together to create Stay Home for India – a charity ‘show’ that will be streamed live on YouTube.
Stay Home For India is an initiative by Stand Up For India created to battle the impact of COVID-19. It will comprise more than 80 comedians, influencers, YouTubers and gamers for a weekend.
The live stream will be hosted by Tanmay Bhat and Kaneez Surka, and will feature on Bhat’s YouTube channel.
It includes notable names from different fields such as Rajeev Masand, Shweta Tripathi, Kanan Gill, Kusha Kapila, Anubhav Bassi, Srishti Dixit, Gaurav Kapoor, Urooj Ashfaq and Biswa Kalyan Rath amongst others.
Several of these participants took to Instagram to make the announcement:
All proceeds from Stay Home For India will be donated to two organisations – covidindia.org and giveindia.org.
Covid India is a group of professionals that is dedicated to raising funds for the “procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits for frontline healthcare workers of Sion Hospital in Mumbai and JP Hospital in Bhopal”.
Both hospitals are currently working as quarantine and isolation centres in their respective cities along with being “nodal centres for treatment”.
Give India – Kasthakari Panchayat is aiming to provide PPE including sanitisers, soaps, masks and gloves and “ration kits to waste pickers and their families as many of them might lose out on income or find it difficult to access rations during this time”.
Donations can be made through UPI to +91 829 137 8363.
The live stream will be running from April 11 to April 12 from 2:00pm to 10:00pm on both days.
You can catch it here for now: