Amitabh Bachchan donates Rs 2 crore to Delhi gurdwara Covid care centre

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10th May, 2021 01:02:52 PM printer

Amitabh Bachchan donates Rs 2 crore to Delhi gurdwara Covid care centre

Amitabh Bachchan has donated Rs 2 crore to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Covid care centre at Rakab Ganj Gurdwara in Delhi. The president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management committee Manjinder Singh Sirsa announced that operation at the facility with 300 beds will begin today (May 10). He thanked the veteran actor for his contribution and said that Big B called Sikhs legendary. The actor has also arranged oxygen cylinders for the Covid care centre.

Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who is also the national spokesperson for Akali Dal party, took to social media to to announce that Amitabh Bachchan has donated Rs 2 crore to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Covid Care Facility. Sirsa wrote, "'Sikhs are Legendary, Salute To Their Service'. These were the words of Amitabh Bachchan when he contributed Rs 2 crore to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Covid Care Facility (sic)."

He added, "While Delhi was grappling for Oxygen, Amitabh Ji called me almost daily to enquire about the progress of this Facility (sic)."

The facility at Rakab Ganj Gurdwara opens on Monday (May 10) and will have 300 beds, oxygen concentrators, doctors, paramedics and ambulances. All the services will be provided to patients free-of-cost.

On Sunday, Amitabh Bachchan shared a glimpse from the Vax Live event on Twitter where he could be seen requesting the world to help India in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The actor was part of the Vax Live global event which was about the coronavirus. In the video, Bachchan said, "Namaskar, this is Amitabh Bachchan. My country India is battling with the sudden surge of the second wave of Covid 19. As a global citizen I appeal to all global citizens to rise up, speak to your governments, pharmaceutical companies and ask them to donate, to give, to extend a helping hand, to the public that needs it the most. Every effort counts. As Mahatma Gandhiji said: 'In a gentle way you can shake the world'. thank you."

Amitabh Bachchan will soon begin shooting for Kaun Banega Crorepati 13. The registrations for the show began today (May 10). The actor will also be seen in Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. The trailer of Amitabh Bachchan's Chehre was released earlier this year. However, the release of the film, which also stars Emraan Hashmi and Rhea Chakraborty, has been postponed due to the rise in the Covid-19 cases in the country. Big B will also be seen in Ajay Devgn's directorial venture MayDay. Then he also has Aankhen 2 and Jhund in the pipeline.

Source: India Today


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