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International Celebrities Kunal Nayyar, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes Urge People to Donate for Covid Crisis in India

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Several international celebrities like actors Kunal Nayyar, Richard Madden, and singers Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes urged fans and followers to help India by donating to platforms like Priyanka Chopra Jonas‘ Give India fundraising platform, and Indiaspora Forum, after the country reported around 4 lakh active cases.

Chopra Jonas shared a clip on social media last week throwing light on the deadly second wave of Covid-19 in India. She urged people to help and donate, requesting US President Joe Biden to support India.

Speaking about her fundraiser platorm, she wrote, “I have set up a fundraiser with GiveIndia, the largest organisation on the ground in India providing Covid relief. Whatever you can spare, truly makes a difference. Nearly 63 million people follow me on here, if even 100,000 of you donate $10, that’s $1 Million, and that’s huge. Your donation will go directly to healthcare physical infrastructure (including Covid care centres, Isolation centers, and oxygen generation plants), medical equipment, and vaccine support and mobilization.”

Several celebrities followed Chopra Jonas’ footsteps and took to social media and shared messages regarding the same.

 

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Big Bang Theory actor Kunal Nayyar, who hails from Delhi, wrote on social media, “Back in NYC for work. Missing home, been in constant contact with mom, dad, family, cousins, friends, in Delhi and all over India. My heart is with you. Dilli meri jaan.

 

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Indian-origin motivational speaker Jay Shetty along with Nayyar, Lily Singh, Anjula Acharia, and other Indian-origin celebrities raised around $3.7 million through the fundraiser platform Help India Breathe.

Over 2 lakh Indians have died amid shortage of oxygen supply, vaccines, and medication supply. States like Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka and others have reported a manifold increase in the number of active cases leading the states to declare full or partial lockdown.

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