May 10 : At the Vax Live event, Amitabh Bachchan requested the world to help India in fighting the acute wave of COVID-19. Taking to social media, the megastar shared a glimpse from the virtual event, where he could be seen sharing the grave crisis to the world.
Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World has been organised to emphasise the importance of vaccination and inspire vaccine drive across the world. The event was pre-taped at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles as the vaccinated frontline healthcare and essential workers were the audience. The event features special messages from His Holiness Pope Francis, President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Biden, Indian acting icon Amitabh Bachchan, among others.
Sharing a clip of the event on his Twitter handle, Amitabh Bachchan urged people across the world to help India in fighting the deadly second wave of coronavirus.
“Namaskar, this is Amitabh Bachchan. My country India is battling with the sudden surge of the second wave of Covid 19. As a global citizen, I appeal to all global citizens to rise up, speak to your governments, pharmaceutical companies and ask them to donate, to give, to extend a helping hand, to the public that needs it the most. Every effort counts. As Mahatma Gandhiji said, “In a gentle way you can shake the world”. Thank you,” he was heard saying in the video. Sharing the video, the veteran actor wrote, “Privileged to be a part of the concert, and the fight for India..”
Amitabh Bachchan has also contributed ₹ 2 crore for the COVID-care facility at Rakab Ganj Gurdwara in Delhi, which will open today with 300 beds, oxygen concentrators, doctors, paramedics and ambulances. All the services will be provided to patients free of cost, said Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management committee president Manjinder Singh Sirsa. “Sikhs are Legendary, Salute To Their Service'. These were the words of Amitabh Bachchan when he contributed ₹ 2 crore to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Covid Care Facility," Manjinder Singh Sirsa tweeted, who is also the national spokesperson for Akali Dal party.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that the superstar ensured that oxygen concentrators from abroad reached the COVID care centre. "While Delhi was grappling for Oxygen, Amitabh Ji called me almost daily to enquire about the progress of this facility," he added in his tweet.
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