Mumbai Teenagers Hit the Right Notes, Raise ₹15 Lakh With a Concert to Benefit Stray Dogs!

The musically talented good Samaritans dazzled the audience with covers of hit songs from bands like Coldplay, in a concert aptly called Paws and Play.

When a group of teenagers recently offered to throw a charity concert to aid Welfare of Stray Dogs, a shelter for dogs in Mumbai, no one knew exactly what they would end up achieving. But they went ahead with it anyway because the teenagers were passionate about the cause. By the end of the concert, the teens had raised a whopping Rs 15 lakh for the NGO!

It all started with Mahi Ghia, a 16-year-old student from DSB International School, who had a brainwave about putting up a charity benefit along with her friends. Speaking to Indiatimes, she says, “Last year, when I volunteered with WSD and worked at their kennels in Mahalaxmi, I knew I wanted to do something more to help the dogs. While discussing this with mum, dad and my brother, we hit upon the idea of holding a charity concert.”

Once she got the idea, she spent two months working along with her friends and family to get the logistics of the event just right, including fixing the venue. Then the teenager had to publicise the event to get people to buy tickets for the concert, which were priced at Rs. 500 per ticket.

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Given her dedication and conviction, it may come as no big surprise that the tickets were sold out quickly and the venue was packed on D-Day. The musically talented good Samaritans went on to dazzle their audience by doing covers of hit songs from bands like Coldplay, in a concert aptly called Paws and Play.

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And, of course, also raising money for an incredible cause.

According to WSD CEO Abodh Aras, the organisation currently impacts the lives of 1,30,000 street dogs in the city. They provide dogs with healthcare, on-site immunisation, first aid and also facilitate adoptions. And this money will go a long way in ensuring more dogs in the city are a little healthier and safer.

This Valentine’s Day, The Better India & The Care Shelter have partnered together to bring an animal rescue van to Bangalore. If you #LovePawsitivity, support this campaign.

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