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POST TIME: 20 April, 2019 09:27:04 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 20 April, 2019 09:29:00 PM
‘Concert for Children’ held in capital
FARHANUL HOQUE, Dhaka

‘Concert for Children’ held in capital

Singers Sabina Yasmin (left) and Hassan Abidur Reja Jewel (right) perform at the concert. Photo :Jaki zaman

A concert for child rights awareness titled ‘Concert for Children’ took place on Friday evening at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) auditorium in the capital.

Distressed Children and Infants International (DCI) and Rights and Sight for Children (RSC), two non-profit organisations working for child rights, organised the event for the third time.

National Film Award-winning actress Babita, who is a DCI Goodwill Ambassador, welcomed the guests through a video message from Canada.

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam and RSC chairman Dr Mohammad Abdul Mazid, among others, were present at the event.

The concert began with the beautiful renditions of DCI’s Sun Child musical team, where they rendered popular classic Bangla songs as well as English songs.  Then, celebrated singer Sabina Yasmin, who is a DCI Goodwill Ambassador, and DCI advocate and popular singer Hassan Abidur Reja Jewel enthralled the audience with their performances. Besides, Benuka Institution of Fine Arts and other singers performed at the event.

In between the performances, the audience were given the introduction of DCI and RSC and also a brief presentation on how these organisations are trying to make a change in the society through their activities.

Dr Ehsan Hoque, founder and executive director of DCI, said, “At DCI, we are relentless working to provide the indispensable rights of the distressed children. DCI is devotedly working towards providing educations, healthcare, orphan care and vision care to these underprivileged children who are deprived of a prosperous life ahead unless taken care of.”

About the initiative, DNCC Mayor Md Atiqul Islam said, “While I am sitting in the audience arena, I was really enjoying the concert. It has been an honour for me to be a part of DCI. I am impressed by the work DCI is doing for underprivileged Bangladeshi children”

With the help of funds raised by the concert, DCI and RSC intend to help more children in the development in the future. Putting their sincere efforts together, they aspire to ensure that all children are safe and have the resources and opportunities to realise their full potential.