Rahul Basak and Amit Das, who cofounded ‘My Canvas Talk’, have launched the donation drive through Milaap and intend to donate the funds to a hospital.
Young popular entrepreneurs of Kolkata, Rahul Basak and Amit Das, are coming together to stand with people in these difficult times. The co-founders of ‘My Canvas Talk’ have started a donation drive to provide support to Covid warriors with necessary medical tools. They believe in this difficult time we all have to come together to fight for humanity.
Rahul Basak and Amit Das created Kolkata’s first stage-based talk show, which is now growing every day. Recently, the organisation won the ‘Entrepreneurship Conclave and Award 2020-21’, a top entrepreneurship awards set up by the oldest chamber of commerce of Asia, the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The goal of creating the company is to help people when they feel low in their daily life by curating motivational speeches from various people, including celebrities from the cinema industry to social activists to
Meet the co-founders
Amit Das is a former speaker at JOSH TALK and Hult Prize, judge. Currently, he is the co-founder and COO of Amar Canvas®️ and co-founder of ‘My Canvas Talk’. He is also the director of ADRB ART PRIVATE LIMITED, and MY CANVAS TALK PRIVATE LIMITED.
Rahul Basak is a serial entrepreneur, a recognised public speaker, a documentary photographer, and an upcoming author. Rahul is also the co-founder and CEO of Amar Canvas®️, co-founder and chief editor of ‘My Canvas Talk’. His public speaking career includes invites from various national and international organisations, including TEDx (three times), Josh Talk, IITs, NIT, Dev Talks, NASA SPACE APP Challenge-India, and many more. As a documentary photographer, he was the winner of the MTV Nescafe Lab, Adobe’s Behance, etc.
Goal of donation drive
The entire donation drive is being run under the brand name ‘My Canvas Talk: Standing Warriors’. This is a Covid-19 support initiative and completely non-profit initiative undertaken by the organisation. It is aimed at raising funds via the popular fundraising online organisation Milaap.
The goal is to raise money and awareness to support medical staff with tools important to fight Covid-19. The entire funds collected will be donated to an organisation or hospital in support of Covid warriors.
About My Canvas Talk
‘My Canvas Talk’ is one of the growing talk shows of India, gradually reaching different corners on the map, nationally and internationally. A startup based in Kolkata, the main goal is to help people who are suffering from depression and other mental health issues via positive and motivating stories.
Within a very short period, it has garnered an audience of 1.5 lakh, and hosted more than 30 speakers. The speakers have included Tollywood actors, singers, entrepreneurs and social activists among others.
“Doing a donation drive is very important for me from the philosophical perspective as well. People come together without knowing each other directly, but because of the trust, as a brand, we always wanted to gain this trust,” says Rahul Basak.
“We are happy to see so many people coming forward to donate to support us, even people from three countries apart from India already joined this drive. As chief editor of the organisation, it brings me happiness as well as a responsibility to make sure the voice of our esteemed speakers reaches many people. This pandemic showed us, we are humans and humans stand because of humanity … nothing else, no country, no race, no religion. Everyone is standing as one. We are happy to run this drive,” he added.
“We are very happy to see people are coming from different parts of the world to join this donation drive. We are overwhelmed by seeing the response. ‘My Canvas Talk’ is all about people and storytelling. This donation drive feels like a big number of people are coming to tell one story — that is the story of standing together,” said Amit Das.
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