India is facing the biggest second wave of the COVID-19 and everyday, the numbers are growing. As of today, over 3,50,000 new cases & 2812 deaths has been recorded in the last 24 hours. It is by far the highest single-day reported cases globally. The spike in coronavirus cases has resulted in a shortage of oxygen cylinders, intensive care beds in hospitals, and ventilators in India, amongst other things. People are now dying not only because of Covid-19 but because of the lack of supplies. On April 23, BANGTAN INDIA posted a donation link on Twitter asking local fans and also those around the world to amplify about the fundraiser so that people can spread the word and donate in whatever capacity. “India is currently facing one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks in the history of the pandemic.
🚨🚨🚨— BANGTAN INDIA ⁷ 🇮🇳 (@BangtanINDIA) April 23, 2021
As we know India is facing one of the worst 2nd waves of Covid 19, each passing day it's getting tougher on the health workers and front line workers.
We ask ARMYs around the world to help us as its a helpless situation.
Donation Link :https://t.co/hnJz5bJtup pic.twitter.com/TzVVRhk7Zm
The second wave is far deadlier than the first and our healthcare infrastructure is under a lot of pressure. Individuals, as well as organizations, are trying to support the needs of the many affected by Covid-19 as best as they can,” their statement read. In less than 12 hours, BTS Army raised an amount of Rs. 10 lakhs and the donations have not only be made from India but from fans across the world. In a day, the fundraiser saw a massive amount of Rs. 20+ lakhs (2 Million +).
The fan club is focusing on three organizations – Anubhuti Trust – a non-profit organization/NGO formed and self-led by women, TYCIA Foundation, which is providing the most vulnerable communities with food ration packages by creating a network of ‘Enablers’ across India and Mazdoor Kitchen, that is run by a team of volunteers comprising of students, artists and people from the community itself. “We’re currently prioritizing Maharashtra and Delhi NCR initiatives but wish to start extending our support to cities like Lucknow, Bangalore, Ranchi, and more that are badly hit, and with your help, we can,” they said.
BTS fans in Assam back in 2020 raised about 5.5 lakhs for surviving the floods, that had affected the lives of so many. Just like BTS fans, many fandoms have done several fund raising and charitable activities to help those in need. In our Your Stage section we have shared amazing works done by fans, one of the articles is about EXO-Ls donating medical essentials to an old age home.
It feels great to see K-Pop fans doing such wonderful things for the country and we are so proud of each an every one of them.
Written By Contributory Writer – Poorana Porkalai