An initiative by the Anuradha Palakurthi Foundation, VAX.India.Now is aimed at supporting India’s urgent vaccination drive to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The concert will feature Gloria Estefan, Sting, Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox, Yoyo Ma, A. R. Rahman, Josh Groban, Aasif Mandvi, Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli, David Foster, Norwegian DJ Alan Walker, Pia Toscano, Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar, Zubin Mehta, Nishat Khan, Ranjani Gayatri Sisters, Fareed Zakaria, Anuradha Juju Palakurthi, Hollywood superstar Liam Neeson and Bollywood superstars Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha.
Commenting on his association with VAX. India. Now Anil Kapoor said, “It gives me immense pleasure to associate with Vax.India.Now – an initiative by the Anuradha Palakurthi Foundation, and having the opportunity to contribute to the society through my talent. I believe this initiative is the need of the hour and shall help ramp up the vaccination drive in the coming weeks. During times like these, I urge one and all to extend their support towards this noble initiative and watch it on Comedy Central and Colors Infinity.”
“I am elated to be a part of the Anuradha Palakurthi Foundation’s noble initiative Vax.India.Now. To know I can be a part of this initiative where they help the nation fight COVID-19 through much-needed vaccination drives brings me immense pleasure. This is the payback opportunity for us since only us being together can defeat the virus. Watch us all extending a helping hand and supporting this fundraiser on Comedy Central and Colors Infinity”, added Katrina Kaif.
Speaking on the occasion, Anuradha Juju Palakurthi said, “Artists have catalyzed many social movements by driving participation and awareness. The VAX India Now team is honored to count some of the biggest hearts for support. Scientists estimate that Indian herd immunity kicks in with 600m more adult vaccinations. India has already demonstrated that it has the capacity to vaccinate 10m people a day. Strictly theoretically, this problem can be solved in 60 days. With concerted global citizen-ownership we can compress the actual time. The event is one of the many steps being taken worldwide by many organizations and individuals.”