Since the day Russia launched its invasion on February 24, people around the world have done their part to help the people of Ukraine. The Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) living in the United States also cooperated.
The Gujarati NRAs hosted an event in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday where folk singer Gitaben Rabari gave a performance to raise money for the Ukrainians.
The great musical evening – called Lok Dayro – saw great attendance. Ms. Rabari shared photos of the event on her Instagram handle, which also showed NRAs pouring dollars to help the people of Ukraine.
The video of the event went viral on social media, with dollars raining down on Rabari.
The event was hosted by Surat Leuva Patel Samaj (SLPS) and the organizers raised $300,000 (Rs 2.25 crore) for the people of Ukraine.
The post has been viewed thousands of times on Instagram and other social media platforms. Users appreciated the efforts of the singer and the NRA community to help Ukraine.
“Great work,” one Facebook user posted. On Instagram, one of the users commented: “Really proud of you dii.”
The 26-year-old singer has several popular music albums to her credit and is known for giving live performances in Gujarat and abroad.
Ms. Rabari had performed in February 2020 at the “Namaste Trump” event at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then US President Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that many Russian businessmen have offered to help the country. During an interview, Zelensky said the businessmen had told him they “wanted to do something” and “help in some way” to de-escalate Russia’s month-long military attack on Ukraine.
Western countries, including the United States and the EU, have imposed unprecedented sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, including placing oligarchs and other individuals close to Putin on sanctions lists.