Our Bollywood celebs are trying their level best to help the nation amid the coronavirus pandemic. They have come up with various initiatives, donations and campaigns to help the people as well as boast the morale of the people at such a tough time. Amitabh Bachchan, Bhumi Pednekar, Hrithik Roshan and Aakanksha Singh have found novel ways to help during the COVID-19 crisis.
Amitabh Bachchan recites father Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s poem to encourage Covid warriors
Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday took to social media to encourage Covid warriors at a time when India is fighting the deadly second wave of the virus. In a video he tweeted, Big B recites a Hindi poem penned by his father, the late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. The poem encourages a person to never give up during a battle, to fight with all their strength and to never bow down or stop midway. He captioned the video, “We Fight! WE FIGHT .. come together .. WE WILL WIN !!”
After reciting the poem, Bachchan says in the video, "These words, written by my father Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan, are a clarion call that reminds us to never give up. They were written at a time the country faced a different crisis and challenge, but even today, they resonate. I believe these words celebrate the spirit of the Covid warriors, our frontline workers, who, as we all know, are sacrificing so much for all of us. It is time we support them and bolster the fight against Covid. This is our fight. We can all contribute in whatever way we can. We must all come together for India."
Bhumi Pednekar says ‘proud of how Indians have joined hands in a bid to protect life’
Bhumi Pednekar has been working tirelessly towards aiding COVID-19 patients across the country. She kickstarted a social media initiative called COVID Warrior that used the power of social media to save people’s lives. Bhumi feels proud about how Indians have united to save fellow citizens and said, “The pandemic has united us in ways and forms that we had never been before. We have united in grief, we have united to pray for someone we don’t know, we have united to save a life, we have united for humanity. I want to thank each and every Indian who has come forward to save a fellow citizen, reach out to another person in need. As a citizen, I’m proud of how we Indians have joined hands in a bid to protect a life.”
Bhumi has been tireless working to protect people and has resorted to social media to reach out to as many people in need. Her initiative has managed to save many lives. She said, “COVID Warrior has used the power of social media for greater good. It has used the power of digital to unify people fighting a common enemy. I have been overwhelmed with the love and care that people have showered on one another in this moment of crisis. I’m aware that we have long way to go before this virus is curbed but I’m spending every second of my time to fight it and save someone. I know every Indian standing with me on this digital frontier is spending every single moment to constantly reach out to those in need. We will come out of this. We will overcome this virus and right now we want to save as many human beings as possible.”
Hrithik Roshan’s old video is the motivation you need in this war against Covid-19
A throwback video of Hrithik Roshan that he had posted way back in the year 2018 is doing the rounds on the internet once again these days. In this motivating video the actor talks about overcoming fear by not being scared of it. The beautifully scripted video was written by the actor himself around 3 years ago and it can be applied in today's difficult times where people are dealing with prevailing uncertainty. As the video holds strong relevance even today it has resurfaced now and it is making people feel pumped in this war against Covid as the actor says, "Darr se mat darr."
In the video Hrithik further talks about how in life you will feel pain and that is when fear will take advantage of your pain and make you feel like you cannot do anything ahead in life, it will seep in during every moment of weakness but you must stand up and fight against it, show your real nature, talent and that is how you will truly defeat your fears. As people in India today, deal with loss of lives, jobs, health and live in fear of this uncertainty, Hrithik's words are very apt as they motivate one to fight this crisis fearlessly.
Aakanksha Singh raises funds for Covid-19 victims by auctioning her wardrobe
As part of Covid-19 relief, actress Aakanksha Singh organized a food distribution drive in her hometown, Jaipur, recently. Now, she auctioned her wardrobe to raise funds for Covid-19 relief in Mumbai. The actress said, “I thought I would give away my wardrobe to help Covid-19 patients. I hope people come together to help me with the cause and buy the clothes I am putting on sale.” Aakanksha feels that these are tough times for everyone and it’s imperative that public figures realise that they have an added responsibility to set a precedent for others. “The pandemic has hit us hard and the current situation is really sad. There are so many people who are struggling with hospital expenses, lack of oxygen cylinders and other healthcare-related issues. Public figures have a greater responsibility to do their bit as they can motivate people to come together and extend a helping hand.”
She adds that she is happy with the way the film industry has unified to help the needy meet the requirements due to the pandemic. Aakanksha said, “It’s great that people from our industry are using social media to provide help. My only request to everybody is to only post the verified leads because it otherwise might delay the help to those who need it urgently.”