One Night For India
The June 8 event takes place in Los Angeles at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion and is billed as the first time major film and music stars from India will share the stage with headliners from the West.
“This is an unprecedented cross-cultural affair designed to showcase the power of the Indian and Western entertainment industries in raising the world’s awareness of the AIDS pandemic facing India,” One Night Foundation’s Mark Porter said.
Proceeds from the concert will directly benefit the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which seeks to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world’s most devastating diseases, and the American India Foundation, which is devoted to accelerating social and healthcare change in India by connecting communities and resources across the U.S. and India. The AIF was founded and is chaired by former President Bill Clinton.
India is second only to South Africa in terms of the overall number of people living with AIDS. A 2002 report by the World Health Organization predicted 20 to 25 million AIDS cases in India by 2010, more than any other country in the world.