Itanagar: Renowned Bollywood playback singer and music composer, Mohit Chauhan in partnership with a Delhi-based NGO, NIVESH has contributed Covid relief material worth Rs. 1.50 crore to Arunachal Pradesh under their Covid Relief Campaign ‘Project Bajrangi’.
The relief kit that included 50 oxygen concentrators, 1,250 Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) kits, 5,000 N-95 masks and 5,000 medical kits were handed over to Union Law and Justice minister Kiren Rijiju in the national capital on Monday.
Besides medical items, the NGO has also contributed over 200 ration kits for the folk musicians or the ones in need.
Established in 2006, NIVESH has been actively working with the Central and state governments to create sustainable livelihoods for the needy.
The NGO is also known for organizing the Ghummakkad Narain Travelling Literature festival in the memory of Thakur Vishwa Narain Singh, the first Braille Editor in India.
“Like everyone else we were also not left untouched by the Covid pandemic. We too suffered personal losses where our staff, friends, relatives, and acquaintances were fighting this deadly disease while some even succumbed to it. In April 2021, when the national capital was in the grip of Covid with people running around for help, we initiated a campaign called ‘Project Bajrangi” to help India breathe again,” said Chauhan.
Chauhan said Rijiju was happy to receive the support extended by team NIVESH.
Shaguna Gahilote, who has been coordinating and organizing the operation of the campaign from NIVESH said with Mohit Chauhan leading the campaign they hope to reach out to a larger section of people through this initiative.
Chauhan and the NGO had raised funds via crowdfunding on Donekart for their “Project Bajirangi” campaign.
A personal loss of an aide due to the coronavirus prompted them to start this initiative under this name.
The campaign started in April 2021 to support the hospitals and institutions to refill and procure oxygen cylinders and concentrators to help the Covid-19 patients, frontline workers, their families, and others in need.The team is also raising a stipend via crowdfunding for folk and performing artists.
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