Singer Jubin Nautiyal is busy on floor, doing Covid reduction work in his house state Uttarakhand. From arranging oximeters, meals to spreading consciousness concerning the virus, he’s one of many a number of voices aside from actor-choreographer Raghav Juyal, who got here ahead and spoke concerning the worrisome situation again house.
Nautiyal remembers issues went “out of hand” every week in the past, and he doesn’t perceive the notion round Uttarakhand being a brand new state.
“Uttarakhand was fashioned in 2000… I’ve an issue with the assertion that it’s nonetheless a brand new state. Bees saal ho gaye, issues needs to be shifting right here. We celebs shouldn’t be popping out to assist folks, it’s not our job to do that. It’s any person else’s job, who’s clearly not doing it proper,” he rues.
Pointing on the “dangerous political entrance” within the state, the singer asserts that folks stopped taking the pandemic significantly very long time again.
“I say this in all places in my exhibits, ‘Come to Uttarakhand, see how lovely our state is’. However, it wants lots of consideration and work;it’s time to buck up. I’m simply doing my bit,” says Nautiyal, as he explains how second wave wreaked havoc.
“There was lots of struggling within the cities right here, they’ve taken the second wave head on. The state isn’t as dangerous. The issue is with the society. The primary wave was taken significantly, the second was not, by each particular person in India. We weren’t prepared for it, though that they had a second wave mannequin throughout the globe,” he notes.
The Tum Hello Aana (Marjaavaan; 2019) singer additionally transformed his digital live performance right into a fundraiser to have the ability to assist folks affected by Chamoli cloudburst within the state, and raised ₹15 lakhs. Whereas he continues to work for the upliftment, he doesn’t imagine in blowing his personal trumpet.
“I’ve a area of 1 and a half lakh folks, I wish to have an effect on that first, then transfer to the subsequent one. There’s additionally a giant migration subject right here. Migrants got here again to nothing, no meals, ab karenge kya ghar aake? So we took assist from Anant Ambani’s basis that despatched 6,000 meals kits. It was a ration price six crores rupees,” Nautiyal tells us, including, “Then we unfold consciousness among the many mountain folks as a result of they thought the police will take them [in isolation] in the event that they take a look at constructive. Together with a staff of docs, I personally defined to those people who getting detected early is the important thing.”