Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Farhan Akhtar are the latest celebrities to come to the aid of COVID-19 relief efforts in India as cases increase dramatically in the country.
Duane donated money to purchase oxygen concentrators for hospitals as part of the Mission Oxygen India initiative that has also seen the likes of Sachin Tendulkar contribute.
“In stressful times like this, our healthcare system needs the utmost help. Since we know that oxygen is the need of the hour, I have contributed and partnered with MissionOxygenIndia in their initiative to purchase and donate life-saving oxygen concentrates to hospitals across the country,” Dhawan shared in a statement. On social media.
“As a group of 30 individuals who were able to advance to their country in this time of need and amassed more than 21 crores of Rs to purchase 3,900 OCs in less than a week. I hesitate deeply with their case and urge everyone to help in whatever capacity they can. The first shipment of oxygen concentrators has arrived in the country and it is done. Already distributed to 14 hospitals. ”
Dhawan also shared an emotional note even as India’s cases crossed 400,000 over the weekend.
“If we all survived this, I hope we remembered, that when it happened, we didn’t fight for land, weapons, house, or jewelry. We didn’t fight for concert tickets, luxury labels, religions, or politics. We didn’t fight for shares in A company or a seat at the table. We didn’t fight for business class tickets or keys to a beach house. When it all ends, remember we fought for the air, ”he wrote in a message on Twitter.
Elsewhere, Akhtar and his company, Excel Entertainment, have donated money to NGOs that provide medical assistance to patients in need. The actor and director also shared a list of names on Twitter as well.
“Sharing a list of organizations that excelmovies have donated to so far, in the fight against COVID-19. From oxygen to ambulances and food, they are doing some great work on the ground. Encourage you to do your homework to help. Every rupee matters. Jay hind. Ritesh_sid”, posted.
The second wave of the coronavirus has seen the death toll in India surpass 200,000. Many celebrities like Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna are offering to help by donating 100 oxygen concentrators.
Salman Khan has launched a food truck to feed frontline workers in Mumbai, while Sunil Shetty is also donating oxygen concentrates to the homes of BPL individuals and families.
Actor Ayushman Khurana and his wife Tahira Kashyap have come forward to contribute to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s relief fund, while stars like Sonu Sood, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Huma Qureshi and Bhumi Pednekar are using their social media to amplify their appeals. Need.