Priyanka Chopra on Sunday mentioned that the fundraiser Together For India, which was began by the actor and her husband Nick Jonas, has managed to boost round Rs 7.5 crore. In a video, she and GiveIndia’s Atul Satija spoke about how the funds are getting used to sort out India’s floor actuality towards its combat with Covid-19 pandemic. She additionally appealed to folks to donate extra and mentioned she goals to gather Rs 22 crore and has elevated the ambit of how the funds might be used.
“It’s been a tumultuous couple of months with so much happening on ground across India in the battle against Covid 19. The #TogetherForIndia Fundraiser that @nickjonas and I started with our partners @give_india has raised over $1 million (around Rs 7.5 crores) has been put to good use towards procurement of medical equipment like oxygen cylinders and concentrators and vaccination support,” the actor wrote alongside the video.
Atul, who joined Priyanka within the chat, knowledgeable that GiveIndia, through Priyanka and Nick’s Together For India initiative, has been capable of procure round 500 oxygen concentrators and 422 oxygen cylinders and the cash can also be getting used to help 10 vaccination centres for 2 months in order that 6000 folks can get vaccinated.
Priyanka added that now through Together For India, the actor desires to boost round Rs 22 crore to sort out a number of different points the nation is battling due the the pandemic and Covid-19 led lockdown.
“We know there is a lot left to be done and so we’ve increased our target to $3 million (around Rs. 22 crores),” she wrote including, “We will now also look towards supporting humanitarian aid programmes such as cooked meals and weekly dry rations. Unfortunately, the effects over the past one year of the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed over 230 million Indians into poverty and this has had a direct impact on hunger and malnutrition. People are struggling to survive. We can help. I urge you to please donate whatever you can now, because we’re all in this together and unless everyone is safe no one is safe.”
The actor mentioned she and Nick need to “extend our support to other long-term needs like humanitarian aid.”
“Covid is hitting and moving towards rural areas and poorer communities. To prevent people from starving with not having jobs, no food, we wanted to raise funds to provide cooked meals or dry raashan to families, especially outside the city,” she mentioned, calling the present scenario of India as “unbelievable and scary.” Lastly, she urged her followers to donate and “feel responsible” for the nation.