Amitabh Bachchan donated 50 oxygen concentrators, 10 ventilators ordered from Poland
The impact of Corona has also had a profound effect on the media. Many freelance journalists and photographers are going through a deep financial crisis due to lack of work. According to sources, Big B has recently given financial assistance to many journalists and has given them a sigh of relief by fulfilling their basic needs like ration-water, electricity bill, house rent, children’s fees. S Fidai, a journalist with a well-known channel, said, “Big B had expressed his desire to help the needy freelance journalists some time back. He had a list, but he wanted to be sure that the right person would get help, so we verified that list and gave it to him. He was worried about how these media persons would be living in the absence of work. Big B provided basic expenses of three months to many journalists. The people who have been helped are all senior freelance journalists and they have been in the media for more than 20-25 years. Big B did this work without any fuss as he did not want it to be publicised.
‘Big B proved to be our messiah’
Seniors who have spent nearly three decades in the media world freelance journalist Says, ‘There is a family of 6 people including three children, wife and mother in my house. The terror of Corona came for a year and a half, in such a situation it became difficult for us to meet our basic needs in case of non-work. The amount Big B gave us will easily cover the expenses of about three months now. To us, he proved to be no less than a messiah.’ At the same time, another senior freelance journalist says, ‘Recently my mother passed away during the Corona period, I had to come to Prayagraj for her last rites. I was going through a deep financial crunch, so Big B’s help has helped a lot.
Big B wrote in the blog, does not show off
He has been criticized on social media for not donating and not helping people during the Corona period. Now in his blog, Big B had replied to the trolls. He told that he and his family do charity but believe in doing more than speaking. He wrote on his post, ‘Yes I do charity, but I believe that doing is better than speaking. He wrote that the charity he and his family has done in the last few years has not been shown off on social media. Only the taker knows.’ Big B has constantly come forward to help. From paying farmers’ loans to giving food to 4 lakh daily wage workers for 1 month during Corona last year, apart from providing two-time meals to 5000 people. Providing masks, PPE kits, etc. to thousands of front line workers. Recently, he donated two crores for Guru Tegh Bahadur Kovid Center in Delhi. He also donated 50 oxygen concentrators and 10 ventilators procured from Poland. He has written in his blog that this dangerous virus can be fought only through strong will and if God willing, we will definitely win this battle.