Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


As you might already know, the second wave of COVID 19 in India has proved devastating. The health crisis has been so colossal that very few resources are left to support artists who are now out of work for over a year. Most of the puppeteers in rural areas especially in far flung regions travel from village to village performing. The lockdown has brought all travel to a complete halt. Even after the lockdowns are lifted performances will be the last priority of COVID hit audiences. Artists need food, medical aid and daily expenses.

But artists also need their dignity and not doles. They want to perform.

Further the two cyclones that recently struck both the east and west coasts of India has also taken its toll.

This project is looking to support each artist’s family with a one-time support of Rs 10,000/- for the recording of a 10 minute performance or a 10 minute documentary. UNIMA Puppeteers Trust India will upload these video films on the website thereby creating an artists database, especially focused on the traditional forms.

You can choose to support a family by adopting ONE family with a one time Rs 10,000/- donation


You can donate to the general corpus.

Bank Details for Indian donors

  • Account name: UNIMA Puppeteers Trust
  • IFSC code: UTIB0000049
  • A/c no.: 920020001744917
  • Account type: Current account
  • For UPI transfer use this number: 9811188804
  • State: DELHI Branch: GREATER KAILASH New Delhi 110048
  • MICR Code: 110211007

Bank Details for International donors only

  • Account Name- The Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust
  • A/c No-40086167803 (FCRA Savings Account)
  • Bank Name- State Bank of India
  • Branch Code- 00691
  • Branch Address- State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch, 1 Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001

You will be able to follow the video created by the family online and even connect with them through their contact details shared.

All Indian donors can donate directly to the UNIIMA Puppeteers Trust account

We need pan card details of the donors. They need to send the screenshot of amount transferred to Atul Sinha at 08587878962 via Whats App or email us at unimapuppeteerstrust@gmail.com

We will send you donation receipts and all donations are tax exempt.

Thank you.

Warm Regards