Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs in 2018
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Mick Jagger, Will Smith, Mindy Kaling, Nick Jonas, A.R. Rahman And More Confirmed For 'I For India' Coronavirus Fundraiser
This weekend, the world's leading actors, artists and musicians are coming together as part of the "I For India" benefit concert, a home-to-home fundraiser event helping to raise donations for those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in India. Presented in partnership with Facebook, the concert will feature performances and appearances from some of the biggest stars from Hollywood as well as India's thriving entertainment industry, including Mick Jagger, Will Smith, Mindy Kaling, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Sophie Turner, Bryan Adams, A.R. Rahman, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Akshay Kumar, Virat Kohli and several others.
"I For India," India's largest fundraiser concert, according to the event's Facebook Fundraisers page, will stream live globally on Facebook Sunday, May 3, at 10 a.m. EST/7:30 p.m. IST. All proceeds from the event will go to the India COVID Response Fund, which is managed by GiveIndia, the country's largest donation platform. Fans can donate now and during the concert.
Watch the livestream below.
According to India's The Economic Times, "I For India" aims to entertain the country's citizens who are facing a nationwide lockdown; pay tribute to frontline workers; and raise funds for those struggling to find work, food and shelter.
"I For India" marks the grand finale of Facebook's #SocialForGood Live-athon, a weeklong charitable initiative aimed at raising donations for charities and organizations to use toward various COVID-19 relief efforts.
The benefit concert comes as India faces nearly 38,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 1,200 deaths, at the time of this writing. While restrictions have been recently loosened in the country, India continues its nationwide lockdown, the world's largest coronavirus lockdown, according to The New York Times.