A MUSICAL NIGHT WITH DRISHTIPAT
Drishtipat Canada is back once again, armed with a new cause and with an exciting line-up of talented local artists that is bound to make you say Encore!!!!
Drishtipat is working in partnership with Green Disable Foundation (GDF) to raise awareness about disability in Bangladesh. GDF is a small, not-for profit organization, chaired by Dr. Mustafa Shahzaman Chowdhury, which works with disabled children and adults in Sylhet, Bangladesh. GDF feeds, clothes, shelters and schools orphan children who are visually impaired. The children, similar to other children in the region, sing, play sports, and participate in religious studies. The only difference is that they read Braille. Through our joint effort we want to raise $6000 CAD in order to purchase a Braille Printer and the special paper for GDF. Visit www.gdfbangladesh.org for more info.
When – Saturday, June 5th @ 7:30pm
How much – Only $12
Where – OISE Theatre, St. George Campus, 252 Bloor St. W.
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Karma - a fusion band who’s members are two sisters, Hema & Emma Helal, is collaborating with highly talented musicians - Shami Sattar on Keyboards & Flutes, Rajeeb on Percussion, Paul Haleem on Bass & Auvik Rahman on guitar with Hema & Emma on vocals. Their colorful ensemble will start with modern Bangla songs presented in a fusion style, followed by a set of evergreen Western numbers that you can clap & hum with!
Peace Rocks - Vocal/Guitar: Tanvir, Masrur. Bass: Safwan, Drums: Mikaile. Peace Rocks is a band consisting of Toronto locals. They came together with an intention to support Bangladesh - in whatever way possible. It gives them Peace and fullfillment to help out those in need back home, with the gift of music.
Daniel Mahmud – is a classically trained crooner with charismatic stage presence, will be performing many of today’s popular hits.
Come join us to help support GDF (GREEN DISABLE FOUNDATION)
Drishtipat Canada currently raising funds for the Green Disable Foundation (GDF), a charity addressing
visual disability issues in Bangladesh. GDF runs a residential school for blind or partially blind children,
and helps them achieve fully independent lives. The children are all between the ages of 6-12. The teachers
of this school are also visually disabled. The aim of this fundraiser is to buy a Braille Printer for the
school which will allow the school to print study material in Bangla. GDF wants to help build a nation with
an open mind…that acknowledges and gives opportunity to every human being equally!
Click Here to learn more about GDF
: Saturday, October 24, 2009
: 1:00pm - 7:30pm
Street: 237 Sackville Street
City/Town: Toronto, ON
Candlelight Vigil at Lake Devo, Ryerson University Campus, Toronto, Canada
United in Grief for Fallen Bangladeshis, United in seeking justice not vengeance.
At 8 pm on Feb 28 2009, despite the cold weather of -25C, Torontonians congregated at Lake Devo, Ryerson Campus, to
honor the fallen from the BDR mutiny on Feb 25 2009.
We lit candles, we shared stories, we mourned and we prayed..we took this moment to remember those
that we have lost and those that have lost and took that within us as the strength to continue our hope
and our seek to justice.
You can find more photos on Facebook
Unite in Grief. Unite in Justice.
Reach out. Come offer your prayers and your thoughts in remembrance of those families of the fallen.
Vigil at Lake Devo, Ryerson Toronto
Saturday February 28th, 2009
The recent killings of the BDR mutiny, has left us wondering what it takes for someone to react
with such unjust intentions. Are we really that lost where we can no longer find solutions to the
needs we may be have....? Do we not have solutions where it doesn't require the killing of one's life,
killing of one's own integrity and a nation's soul...?
In remembrance of those we have lost and those who have lost...join us tomorrow where we may come
together in unity and prayers of strength and peace, as we mourn the heinous crimes and brutal killings
that have left us in silence and in shocks of cry.
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Drishtipat (DP) was first established in 2001 and is a non-profit, non-partisan volunteer organization,
composed of young professionals and students worldwide. We are committed to the safeguarding of human
rights in Bangladesh through action-oriented projects providing direct assistance in capacity building
and emergency aid. Today, Drishtipat co-functions with nine chapters around the world with the US, UK,
Canada, Australia and Bangladesh - forming an outreach of more than 5000 supporters. Each holding stand for:
DP CEED - Child Education, Enlightenment and Development:
Facilitate better education through access to Information Technology
Provide access to basic human rights as well as preventing abuse and violence against them
Improve lives of the weaker segments of society such as religious and ethnic minority
DP Health and Safety:
Provide access to primary healthcare and protection from natural and man-made hazards
DP Social Entrepreneurship:
Support social entrepreneurs to find innovative solutions which address pressing issues
Involve the Diaspora community to increase support of grass roots local issues in Bangladesh