KOCHI: A mega musical event, ‘We Shall Overcome’, part of the ‘rebuild campaign’, conducted by the district administration in collaboration with musician Stephan Devassy, will be held at the Marine Drive here on Monday at 6 pm.
The music concert, organised with the aim of fund-raising for the rehabilitation of flood-affected people in the district, will be attended by popular musicians and artists in the state. During the event, Rs 6.85 crore raised through sponsors will be handed to Chief Minister.
The concert will start by felicitating the fishermen active in the rescue operations during the floods. Leading singers, instrumentalists, and music directors such as Andrea Jeremiah, Naresh Iyer, and Sunitha Sarathy will also perform at the event. Tribute will be paid to violinist Balabhaskar, who recently passed away in an accident.
“It is a proud moment for the Ernakulam district to host such a music concert for a cause. Since the entry is free for all, we expect the participation of more people,” said K Mohammad Y Safirulla, Ernakulam District Collector. Ministers, A C Moideen, and Kadakampally Surendran, will take part in the function. The programme is jointly coordinated by Rotary Club and the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) with the Bank of India as its event partner.
It is also aimed at igniting the tourism sector.