Bhutan Toilet Organisation (BTO) conducted a fund-raising concert in collaboration with Misty Terrace at Lugar Theatre on 19 July in Thimphu.
The show featured Japanese opera singer, Mieko Tsurusawa, dance programme by Druk Dream Team, and Yeshi Choden, a singer representing M-Studio.
Executive Director of BTO, Passang Dorji, said that the show wasn’t only about money. “Mieko Tsurusawa does charity shows throughout the world. Misty Terrace suggested that she does it for us. That is how she is here with us today.”
BTO is a non-profit organisation that aims to make clean and safe toilets accessible for all and to inspire behavioural change by building public awareness and citizen volunteerism.
Passang Tshering said that there are over 1,200 registered volunteers supporting the cause. “And it keeps growing.”
He also said that there is no specific area where the money collected from the concert would be spent in. “But there are a lot of activities. Money would be spent wherever required.”
He said tickets worth about Nu 50,000 was sold. However, spectators committed to donate over Nu 120,000 to BTO.
Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay awarded certificates to the participants performing at the show.