Lucky Ali, Nikhil Chinapa join UNDP’s ‘Open Up India’ Music Concert to support and raise funds for India’s informal sector workers


UNDP India is hosting a virtual music concert tomorrow as part of its ‘Open Up India’ campaign to raise funds for the informal sector works who lost their jobs and livelihoods during the pandemic. Celebrity musician Lucky Ali and popular DJ and festival Nikhil Chinapa have come together with upcoming musicians like Vasu Raina, Raghav Meattle and Zephyrtone to support UNDP for this campaign.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly 450 million informal sector workers in India, which is more than 80 percent of the labour force, according to ILO. This includes rural entrepreneurs, sanitation workers, daily wage labourers and migrant workers whose livelihoods were severely hit and are still struggling to recover. UNDP has been working closely with Government and local partners to restore their lives and livelihoods since the beginning of the pandemic.

Celebrity musician and actor, Lucky Ali whose song ‘O Sanam’ recently went viral again on social media, shared, “Well, first of all I have a lot of respect for UNDP for bringing about an awareness about the informal sector, because normally people working in informal sector might not really have a backup plan. They go from job to job and so efforts like this concert to raise funds to support their cause is really amazing. I would say everyone, please go and donate because every small contribution counts.”

The virtual music concert is open to all and tickets are available free of cost on

About the ‘Open Up India’ music concert: 

  • Date and Time: 13 March, 7:00-9:30 pm:

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