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Meet 6-Pack Band: India’s First Transgender Music Group

The band and the Y- film won the Webby Award, which is the highest internet award for Public Service and Activism Category

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  • India’s first transgender band, the 6-pack band won the Cannes Grand Prix Glass Lion award at Cannes film festival
  • The band and Y- film won the Webby Award, which is the highest internet award for Public Service and Activism Category
  • The band will hum the song ‘Raula Paye Gaya’ alongside Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Earlier, being a transgender is a taboo, but now that has changed. Although that thinking exists even in nowadays, but transgenders have started their journey towards success. Recently, India’s first transgender band, the 6-pack band won the Cannes Grand Prix Glass Lion award at Cannes film festival.

“Since the time we’ve come together, this project has been nothing less than a dream,” said Komal Jagtap, one of the six band members to the Hindustan Times.

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Band members with Ashish Patil of Y-Films (fourth from left) and Shameer Tandon, curator. Image source: Photo: Aalok Soni/HT
Band members with Ashish Patil of Y-Films (fourth from left) and Shameer Tandon, curator. Image source: Photo: Aalok Soni/HT

This award is given to the work that tends to shift the focus of the society and highlight the impacts of injustice, gender inequality and imbalance. 30 bands participated in Cannes festival, including 4 bands from India, but the 6-pack band won the title for showing the hidden talent present in the transgender communities.

The band and the Y- film won the Webby Award, which is the highest internet award for Public Service and Activism Category.

Hum Hain Happy by 6-pack band. Image Source: YouTube
‘Hum Hain Happy’ poster by 6-pack band. Image Source: YouTube

This was the second highest award given to the 6-pack band for raising their voice against the discriminations and prejudices regarding the transgender community. The band was launched by Y-films and won the award in collaboration with Brooke Bond, Red Label and Mindshare Mumbai. The campaign was named as ‘Hum Hain Happy’ which was a cover for Pharrell Williams ‘Happy’. This single title track had gained more than 1.4 million views on YouTube after 6 weeks of its release.

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Hrithik Roshan with 6- Pack band. Image Source: YouTube

This band has also released 5 music videos on Y-films official YouTube channel that features famous actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Arjun Kapoor. One of the videos also features the famous singer Sonu Nigam and Zanai Bhosle (grand-daughter of Asha Bhosle).

After winning the award, the group is ready for the Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer ‘Sultan’.  Shammer Tondon composed the track ‘Raula Paye Gaya’ and the band will be seen humming the song alongside Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

-This article is compiled by a staff-writer at NewsGram.

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  • AJ Krish

    The transgender community are now slowly gaining support for their fight against discrimination. They are climbing to new heights by showcasing their talents, telling eevryone that they too are part of the society.

  • Vrushali Mahajan

    It is really good to know that the transgender community is gaining popularity are people are understanding them. This is a great achievement for them

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  • AJ Krish

    The transgender community are now slowly gaining support for their fight against discrimination. They are climbing to new heights by showcasing their talents, telling eevryone that they too are part of the society.

  • Vrushali Mahajan

    It is really good to know that the transgender community is gaining popularity are people are understanding them. This is a great achievement for them

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India’s Government Hosts First Ever CSR Awards

Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) will provide technical and logistics support to the ministry in the conduct of the awards.

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The government of India on Saturday invited nominations for the first National CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Awards from ministries and departments of Central and state governments and professional bodies by September 30.

“An organisation can nominate up to 10 entries in all categories of awards,” the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) said in a statement. There are 20 prizes for National CSR Awards under three categories, it said.

The award categories are Excellence in CSR, CSR in Challenging Circumstances and CSR in National Priority Schemes. One award in the second category and two awards in the third category are earmarked for small and medium enterprises, it said.

Apart from government bodies, professional institutions — Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India (ICMAI) and national level trade and industry chambers can nominate entries.

Even individual organisations can also directly submit their applications.

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Even individual organisations can also directly submit their applications.

“MCA has instituted National CSR Awards 2018 to recognize corporate initiatives in the area of CSR to achieve inclusive growth along with inclusive and sustainable development,” the ministry said.

Though companies have traditionally undertaken CSR activities, the enactment of Companies Act, 2013 has made the CSR mandate a part of corporate functioning.

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“CSR projects undertaken by companies are expected to throw up innovative solutions to specific problems in the domains of social, economic and environmental challenges,” it said.

Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) will provide technical and logistics support to the ministry in conduct of the awards. (IANS)