With the second wave of coronavirus wreaking chais across the nation, actor Anupam Kher has partnered with Project Heal India to assist in the distribution of medical equipment to hospitals in all districts of India.
The initiative is the joint effort of Kher, Scientist Dr Ashutosh Tewari and Padma Bhushan Baba Kalyani, who are working to help with the Covid-19 crisis in India.
Project Will Be Managed By Anupam Kher’s Foundation
The project will be managed by Kher’s foundation.
They will provide life support equipment and medical equipment to needy facilities and hospitals throughout India.
The first deployment of ventilators and oxygen concentrators has been sent to hospitals in Kanpur, Pune, Jammu, Bihar and Mumbai.
‘This Is Just The Beginning’
The actor says, “We will identify people and hospitals across the country, who need help right now. I enjoy working with them and distributing materials to hospitals. This is just the beginning and we plan to do more. We want to help the right people. I sent for volunteers on social media and was very surprised that 300 people came to help us. I believe that people want to help others in any way they can. ”
Kher adds that right now, we must all be open and help each other in this time of crisis.
‘Try To Get Vaccinated As Soon As Possible’
“The government is doing its best and we must do our part as it is an unprecedented and uncontrollable situation, except that we should all try to get vaccinated as soon as possible. We are a densely populated country so it may take some time but you should have registered by now and in the meantime, follow all the guidelines and stay safe, ”he said.
NYC International Film Festival
For the short film Happy Birthday, actor Anupam Kher won the Best Actor award at the New York City International Film Festival. Happy Birthday, which was one of the most awaited short films of the year, starring actor Anupam and Aahana Kumra and directed by Prasad Kadam and produced by FNP Media, also won the Best Short Film award at the film festival.
“Thank you New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) for this great honour,” Anupam said of the award. It’s an honour to be named Best Actor at such a prestigious film festival. Thanks to director Prasad Kumra, the credit goes to the entire young team of ‘Happy Birthday’ and my co-actor Aahana Kumra.