Baul Artistes

Supporting Folk Artistes, Taking care of 144 needy Baul families of Santiniketan

BDG Foundation has extended support to 144 Baul families of Santiniketan. These folk artistes have been living in penury, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lockdown and lack of programmes where they could perform and earn a livelihood. Global IT leader and visionary, Bikram Dasgupta, has been supporting artistes since long through his philanthropic venture Calcutta Broadway and Kalyani Foundation. This time his helping hand has been extended for Baul families to tide over these trying times.

In BDG’s own words: ‘I felt very strongly about the Bauls when I got to know about their condition from musician Debojyoti Mishra who has spearheaded a campaign to raise money for these folk artistes. They meet my emotional donation criteria. They sing original music, they are nomads, informal, and live on music and they are starving today. I want more people to participate in this unique exercise for the informal sector which is under tremendous survival issue today. Artists, Technicians, Backstage workers, Passionate young musicians, they all need us.’

If you too wish to join hands with BDG in helping the marginalized informal sector artistes who are in distress thanks to COVID pandemic that lead to unprecedented economic crisis, then


Let’s all sing together today: Tomay Hrid Majhare Rakhbo… Chhere debo na



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