A few years ago, A R Rahman was appointed as the United Nations’ ambassador to spread awareness about the Millennium Development Goals. Thus the idea of an anthem to promote the message took shape. Rahman then teamed up with his singer friend Blaaze to develop the anthem and thus was born ‘ Pray For Me Brother’. As they worked on the song, Rahman realised that ‘Pray For Me Brother’ could play a much larger role, one that could spread the message of peace, love, brotherhood, caring & humanity and alleviate suffering & poverty.
This also inspired Rahman to initiate the A R Rahman Foundation. Here is an opportunity to spread the word about the A.R.Rahman Foundation and contribute to it as well. A series of 9 coloring books for children, based on the theme of Pray For Me Brother are being released over next year. The first book was released by ARR at the Delhi concert. This is an entirely non-profit venture and all proceeds from the sales of these books will go the Foundation.
The books are priced at Rs. 100/- each. Here is how you can contribute to this effort.
- Buy copies for personal use.
- Buy copies to gift to relatives and friends.
- Buy copies to sell/donate/distribute to schools and institutions.
Shipping is presently available only within India. For fans located outside of India, you could ship these books to family and friends in India. If someone is interested in a bulk order, the publishers will consider shipping them overseas too.
From Rahmaniac Blog, We are hoping to guarantee minimum sales of 500 copies per title. That is the least we could do given our commitment, devotion and size. Even at 2 copies per person, only 250 people need to buy. We could surely do much more than that.
Looking forward to your ardent support. If you have bought the coloring book, please don’t forget to write a comment below with your Name and Email address.