Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan, through his NGO Nivesh and its initiative Project Bajrangi, seeks to procure and supply life-saving equipment such as oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders and oximeters to COVID-19 patients, front-line workers, their families and others in need. They are currently raising funds through Donatekart’s crowdfunding.
When asked what made him come up with this COVID-19 emergency campaign, the singer told IANSlife that Project Bajrangi comes from the state of his personal loss.
“We had a construction contractor named Bajrangi Maurya. A great man, full of honesty, integrity, discipline and polite nature. Bajrangi had worked with us on a contract basis to oversee the refurbishment of our house for close to two years. He didn’t do well and when we demanded a Covid test – one night he saying that his test was positive.He said he took the medication and would be at home.The next night around 6pm he called saying they had malaise and he needed a hospital because his oxygen level was falling.Then we first realized how much pressure the hospitals in Delhi were , “he said.
When they started looking for a hospital, they thought every hospital was full. “Panic struck us too. We asked our friends who we thought could help. They tried what they could, and with the help of DCP South, Mr. Atul Thakur, we found him a bed in some hospital. Around midnight the oxygen hospital was completed and we started looking for another place again. This continued all night. “
When a bed could finally be arranged in Faridabad in the morning, “the news arrived that the Bajrangi had finally left home without finding anything and he had died a little after arriving home at Sangam Vihar. This news shook us. When the Bajrangi was gone, we were shocked and already defeated. help people get medical treatment. “
Chauhan said they then formed a small SOS team to help Covid patients. The group includes mutual friends, his wife, sister, and their friends. Together, they get what people need and the things that make requests.
“Since the second wave started, our house sounds like a Covid call center with phones ringing endlessly. This is such a sensitive time and we want to do everything we can to help, but we also want to do it with trusted people and be transparent. That’s when we decided to start a Donatekart fundraiser called Project In recent days, we have been able to help people get oxygen cylinders, concentrators, N-95 masks, oximeters and cleaners purely as a donation through the Donatekart platform. It is encouraging to see people come to help. We are also helping Delhi police and hospital front staff and others in need. ” Chauhan said.
The singer has also deepened SOS requests through her Twitter handle.
His NGO Nivesh has been actively helping people and animals since the beginning of the pandemic. They have also fed more than 150 scattered animals daily in Delhi, installed more than 100 drinking water boilers and food bowls across the parks, and cared for the wounded.
What do he think of the COVID-19 heroes working online and offline? Will this humanity come together to save itself?
“I think it’s a great thing. If you’re human, the tragedy that strikes us can by no means affect you. Everyone I talked to has to tell a personal story of the loss. When we’re done with this wave, we have a hard time counting the number of families lost and destroyed. The post-pandemic world needs a serious hand, and we need to help people with mental health problems, because this pandemic is leaving us all mentally and spiritually.
“So right now that the pandemic is at its peak, we need ordinary people like you and me to do everything we can to help others. I’ve seen so many people come and donate Donatekart to our fundraising. The Bajrangi project continues to get a lot of support and gives me hope to see ordinary people coming together and helping each other. There are people who have helped save lives in hospitals you would never have heard of. This is a raging storm. A storm is just one way to get past … holding hands and walking together. “
Can be donated to NGO and Project Bajrangi in Donate Map.