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IPRS announces emergency relief package for members amid lockdown

The Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) on Thursday declared an emergency relief package to support its members facing financial pressure during the 21-day lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic. Headed by lyricist Javed Akhtar, the IPRS will provide money to around 3150 author and music composer members across various geographies to meet their basic needs for the next three weeks as the country battles the outbreak. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days from Tuesday midnight, asserting that this is necessary for a decisive battle against the pandemic. It is our duty to support the call made by our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi for society to support each other through this 21-day lock down period. IPRS is what it is because of all its members, Akhtar, IPRS chairperson, said in a statement. In these challenging and trying times, IPRS, a copyright society mandated by the government of India, as a custodian of its ...

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