Music for humanity

Himalayan News Service


Music For Humanity’ — a charity music event featuring five of the most popular rock bands in Nepal — is being organised by Wave magazine as a part of WAVEvents on January 29. The motive of the event is to raise funds for a non-profit organisation —Prerana, which works for the betterment of people suffering from HIV/AIDS, advocating their rights and creating a better awareness of HIV/aids amongst the youth.

Prerana, as the name suggests was founded to inspire people who are living with such a deadly disease like AIDS, to come on to the forefront of society and fight to obtain their rights. It works unanimously towards providing better care facilities for its patients, fight stigma against them and counselling for those inquisitive to know more about the disease.

Due to the present political instability in the country, this organisation is facing problems pertaining to finance as the number of people contracting AIDS is estimated to rise from 60,000 to 1,80,000 by the end of this year. All the proceeds collected from this event will

be donated to Prerana to help continue delivering new HIV/AIDS programmes in the future and maintain its profile and credibility. All the performers — Robin and the New Revolution, Mukti and Revival, 1974 AD, Exit and McTwisters — have consented to perform for free at the event. The concert will be held at Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka from 2 pm onwards.