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Stars lend a helping hand to people in distress during corona pandemic

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 With the hope of helping Covid-19 patients cope with anxiety, singer Lopamudra Mitra has decided to offer free online entertainment to patients. All that patients need to do is to register on a WhatsApp number for free and submit the Covid test report. Mitra’s team will coordinate with the patients and fix up a time when she will be available to sing and lift their mood.

“I don’t have any training in counselling but if singing and talking to patients make them feel better, I am always ready to help. I intend to begin these sessions on Facebook live or on zoom from May 21 onwards. As of now, we have planned two slots weekly. I will be happy if others want to join me in this endeavour,” Lopamudra said. Composer Joy Sarkar is expected to join her too in some sessions. By Monday, 150 patients have already registered
“I am the sixth person in my family who has been infected. Lopa-di’s offer is a ray of hope for me,” Uttarpara-based Partha Pratim Banerjee.

From Jisshu U Sengupta and Indraadip Dasgupta setting up a safe home with 20 beds on Wednesday to Parambrata Chatterjee, Riddhi Sen, Anupam Roy and Piya Chakraborty setting up a Covid relief centre and Swastika Mukherjee, Neel Bhattacharjee and Trina Saha donating blood — the personal initiatives of celebs to help people in distress are making headlines daily. Singer Aneek Dhar, actors Vikram Chatterjee and Ankush Hazra are providing free lunch and dinner at the doorsteps of Covid patients. “We have already served approximately 65/70 meals daily across south Kolkata. We are working on extending this service in north and central Kolkata as well,” Chatterjee said.
The Advertising Club, Calcutta, joined hands with 6 Ballygunje Place to distribute food to at least 500 street dwellers for the next two weeks. Kanchan Datta, president, Advertising Club, Calcutta, said, “In these troubled times, all of us have to do our bit and make the effort ourselves by coming together.”

Source: Times of India

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