Kolkata, Oct 9, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS): Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly here on Wendesday, kicked off a signature campaign ‘Artists for Leh’ — a fund-raising initiative for the victims of the Aug 6 flash floods in the north-eastern region of Kammu and Kashmir.
As Leh still reels under the impact of the landslides and is poorly equipped to fight the wintry blusters, where temperatures will to fall to minus 20 degrees, the campaign will attempt to unite the people of Kolkata in their pledge of support towards the Leh, said the organisers.
Apart from Ganguly, the event also saw pledges from a wide range of eminent people including writer Sunil Gangopadhyay, veteran footballer P K Bannerjee, theatre personality Bratya Bose and tabla maestro Bickram Ghosh.
Dancer Mamata Shankar, actors Rituparna Sengupta, Abir Chatterjee, singers Lopamudra Mitra, Srikanto Acharya, Indranil Sen, Bangla bands Bhoomi, Cactus, Dohar, Chandrabindoo have also pledged their support for this movement.
‘Artists for Leh’ signature campaign also marked the start of a drive towards a fundraiser that hopes to donate substantial funds to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for the people of Leh.