Bollywood actor Vidya Balan continues to extend a helping hand to the needy as India goes under lockdown to curb the growing spread of COVID-19. The actor has now raised over 2,500 PPE kits for doctors and Rs 16 lakhs for those who are battling at the frontline to keep everyone safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. Vidya had also collaborated with celebrity shout-out platform Tring, along with Manish Mundra of Drishyam Films and photographer cum film producer Atul Kasbekar. Also Read - Coronavirus in Karnataka: Health Minister Sriramulu Attends Procession, Social Distancing Norms Flouted | Watch
The Mission Mangal actor took to Instagram on Sunday afternoon where she shared the good news. “I’ve woken up to good news this morning. We’ve reached 2500+ PPE kits and raised over 16 lakh in just a few hours. A big thank you to each of you who has donated and made this possible. A load of gratitude and bless you. This is truly the unity and spirit of India…” she said in the video. Also Read - Fielding Coach R Sridhar Reveals Training Module For Virat Kohli-Led Team India, Says Sharpest Minds Will Take Six Weeks to Get Ready For Test Cricket
Alongside the video, Vidya wrote: “Verified Thank you very much for your generous donations from all over the world. I’m elated to share that we have raised 2500+ kits accounting over Rs.16 lakhs within few hours. A load of gratitude for helping in donating over double our initial target. The campaign will run for some more time, so if you haven’t been able to donate yet but want to help out, go to www.tring.co.in and donate whatever you can. Every single kit is helping protect a life. The #WarAgainstCovid19 continues, let’s #UniteForHumanity #StayHome #StaySafe”. Also Read - Coronavirus in Kerala: Unable to Attend Online Lectures, Class 9 Student Commits Suicide
Watch Vidya’s video here:
In an earlier post, the star had informed that each PPE kit worth Rs 650 consists of one coverall laminated and waterproof nitrile gloves, goggles, face shields, 3-ply surgical mask, and shoe covers.
Vidya Balan had also shared a video on Instagram where she was seen making a mask with a blouse piece and two bands used for tying hair. She made a beautiful mask, tried it out, and also advised fans to try out the idea of mask-making at home.