Hyderabad, Jun 7 : As part of generating funds, Padmashri recipient Shankar Mahadevan will perform Sparsh Nite 2019, a concert for a cause at Shilpakala Vediak here on June 21.
"Through this concert. which will be an annual affair, we hope to raise Rs 1 crore," Sparsh Hospice CEO Ram Mohan Rao told media here on Friday.
President of Rotary Cclub of Banjara Hills Mallikarjun, music directors Raghu Kunche and Shashi Preetham were also present on the occasion.
Telangana’s biggest, 70-bedded Sparsh Hospice facility for comfort and pain relief of terminal cancer patients is coming up on 1 acre at Khajaguda, in Hyderabad, at the cost of Rs 13.13 crore.
The 60,000-sqft facility construction has already begun and will be completed at the earliest as per the availability and pace at which the funds are raised. An amount of Rs 7 crore has been raised from various individual philanthropists and corporate donors/foundations and there was a need for around Rs 6 crore to complete the construction, he said.
"To run this 70-bedded facility and to provide total free service, we need Rs 35 to 40 lakh every month. So besides the cost of construction and equipment we are also planning to raise Rs 50 crore corpus fund and plan to run the facility with the interest earned from it," Ram Mohan Rao said.
The donor passes can be booked on www.bookmyshow.com. (UNI)