These Ollywood Stars Have Taken An Extra Step To Reach Out To Needy COVID-19 Patients
Bhubaneswar: Like most celebrities in the country, the Odia film industry has come forward to help COVID-stricken patients during both the waves of the pandemic. Whether it is taking care of their medical expenses, arranging for food and shelter, getting oxygen cylinders, or transporting them from home to the hospital – they have done whatever was within their means.
Here is a list of some Ollywood celebrities who are lending a helping hand.
Ollywood actor Sabyasachi Mishra has won the hearts of the people of Odisha since the first wave of the pandemic. The reel hero turned into a real-life hero by helping people in various ways.
He helped many Odia migrant workers to return from different parts of the country and even started an online initiative to help people who need oxygen cylinders, medicines, and other medical assistance.
In a video release, Sabyasachi stated that he is trying his best with the resources available to address the maximum number of people.
In association with Sparsh Hospital, and the Odisha Society of Americas (OSA), Sabyasachi’s team ‘Smile Please’ has opened a free oxygen shelter ‘Amruta Dhara’ in Bhubaneswar. ‘Smile Please’ volunteers have also been providing free meals to COVID-19 patients who are in home quarantine in Bhubaneswar and other cities.
Sabyasachi keeps getting requests for help on his social media accounts and ensures that he reaches out to those in need.
Extending 24X7 assistance to people in distress across the country, Sabyasachi has earned the tag “Odisha’s Sonu Sood”.
Ollywood actress Varsha Priyadarshini has initiated grocery kits distribution drive for auto-rickshaw drivers and Bhubaneswar railway station coolies, who have faced a huge loss during the lockdown.
She has also been distributing grocery and cooked food in slums, both in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
With the help of members of her charitable initiative ‘Sammanita’, she also helped the cyclone ‘Yaas’ affected people in Balasore district.
The actress-turned-social activist has urged people to abide by the government advisory related to COVID-19.
Actor Sritam Das has himself turned into a chef to provide cooked food to the poor.
He has been providing food to the poor people during the lockdown in Cuttack with the help of Cuttack-based social organisation, ‘Jay Jagannath Seva Samiti.’
As Aahaar Kendras are closed on Sundays, he has also been providing food to the needy people and relatives of patients at the SCB Medical College and Hospital campus.