The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the lives of migrants and daily wage workers. With work stalled due to the lockdown, hundreds of them are stuck in Mumbai with nowhere to go. Amid this, Bollywood celebrities are stepping forward to help them. After Sonu Sood, Swara Bhasker took it upon herself to ensure that migrants reach their hometown safely. In a bid to do so, the actress and her team started an initiative to arrange train tickets for them without hassle.
Swara, along with her team, facilitated the return of nearly 1350 migrant workers to their hometown-Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. To do so, she collected details of people wanting to go back. The actress's team then followed up with the Delhi Government and ensured every person gets a confirmed ticket. Talking about the initiative, Swara told a leading daily that she was ashamed of her own comfort. "At a time when lakhs of people are out on the streets, facing extreme hardship, I feel ashamed sitting at home. This crisis has exposed the defects in our system," Swara told.
The migrant crisis is the most severe human impact story of our time - lakhs of our migrant brothers and sisters have walked hundreds of kilometres, often without slippers or shoes due to the after effects of the Corona lockdown. it's a harsh reality hard to ignore. I’m very very grateful to @athleoofficial and @actionshoesofficial who have kindly contributed 500 pairs of shoes toward migrant relief efforts. These were distributed by on-ground volunteers of @karwanemohabbat .. Kudos to the efforts of Adil, Ramzaan, Sandeep and everyone at Karwan-E-Mohabbat. Deep gratitude again to Vishesh Agrawal, S.K. Sharma, Action shoes, Athleo Shoes for their generosity and commitment to social causes. Special thanks to Shaivaal Sahay and @biraj.patnaik for making this possible. #coronavirus #lockdown #coronawarriors #doingourbit #doingourpart #actionshoes #athleoshoes #swarabhaskar #swarabhasker #notanad #notsponsored
Swara, during the interview, said that initiatives taken by NGOs and Sonu inspired her to do her bit for the needy. 'I am so inspired by the brilliant work that organisations like Karwaan-E-Mohabbat, Khalsa Aid, Pushti Foundation and individuals like Sonu Sood are doing," Swara added. Before sending them home, Swara, in the recent past, distributed footwear to migrants and shared pictures on social media platforms.
(Source: Times Now)