This is a press release that Chennai-based dancer and guru Roja Kannan has put out -
At ABHAI are really pained at the widespread disaster that has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic....
We are especially worried about the plight of artists who have all been most affected because of the cancellation of classes, workshops, performances and performance tours in India and abroad.
It has been decided to initiate an "ABHAI - Artists for Artists Welfare Fund " to help such Artists. We request you to contribute to this Fund for helping our own fraternity which will be distributed to the most affected and deserving Artists.
Since we have FCRA clearance from the RBI our fraternity from abroad can directly transfer online in their own currency into our account.
As you might be aware, we had similar initiatives during Chennai floods / Kerala floods and reached out to many affected artists / people from allied industries during their times of need. This is another such initiative to extend our helping arm during these very difficult times.
The Account details for local transfer of funds and for foreign exchange remittances shall be as below.
ABHAI Acct for Domestic donations:
Bank: HDFC Bank Ltd
A/c name: Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India
Branch address: P S Sivaswami Salai, Mylapore
A/c number: 50100263074661
IFSC code: HDFC0000323
ABHAI Acct Details for Foreign donations:
Bank: State Bank Of India,
Address: No. 67, C.P. Ramaswamy Road,
Alwarpet, Chennai- 600 018
A/C Name: Association of Bharatanatyam Artists Of India,
A/c No. 00 00 00 5400 8548050
IFSC Code: SBIN 00 40203.
MICR code: 600 002 328
SWIFT Code SBININ BB 455