Madison University Students hold Chingari Fundraiser

1984 Bhopal gas disaster fundraiser Madison WI students

University students from UW-Madison are holding an evening of music, dance and refreshments in support of the Chingari Trust Rehabilitation Centre in Bhopal.

The fundraiser will take place on Thursday August 1st 2013 at 7pm at the First Congregational Church, UCC, 1609 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53726

The fundraiser will support a nutritional health programme at Chingari to provide the children with a daily nutritious lunch time meal.

The Chingari Trust is committed towards supporting the families of the many children in Bhopal born today with various psychological and physical disabilities in the aftermath of the 1984 gas disaster. The services offered include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, special education and sports activities. In 2011 UW-Madison students helped initiate a nutritional health programme to provide daily lunches for the children.

The evening will include classical, folk and contemporary Indian music from Saaz and Meenakshi Ganesan, as well as a performance by students of Kalaanjali School of Indian Dance. Indian snacks will also be provided.

A suggested donation of $10 per person and $30 for a family of 4+ is suggested. There will be the opportunity to sponsor a year’s worth of lunchtime meals for a child at the cost of $65. Children are welcome and childcare will be provided.

You can visit the facebook page for the event here

Email inquiries  may be sent to chingarifundraiser@gmail.com.

If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation, you can send a cheque to made payable to ‘PSR WI’ with ‘Chingari Trust’ in the memo line, to Physicians for Social Responsibility, 2712 Marshall Court, Suite 2, Madison WI 53705-2282.

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We believe Dow & DuPont must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.