Internationally acclaimed sitar player Alif Laila will perform a benefit concert at Yale University to raise money for a Cheshire-based charity fighting for underprivileged children in Bangladesh.
The concert titled "The Journey for Child Rights & Sight Benefit Show" will support underprivileged children in Bangladesh through Distressed Children and Infants International, a non-profit organization founded in 2003 by Dr. Ehsan Hoque and President Dr. Brian DeBroff of the Yale School of Medicine.
The organization supports more than 1,000 children in Bangladesh and sponsors programs to aid orphans, educate underprivileged children and provide healthcare including blindness prevention. The group also maintains a vast outreach effort to educate young Americans about the challenges of poverty-stricken individuals.
The concert will be held Sept. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mary Harkness Auditorium, 333 Cedar St., Yale University in New Haven. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $10 for students, $50 donations are welcomed.