“No one is safe unless everyone is safe."
Priyanka Chopra has been actively encouraging people around the world to support India in its fight against Covid-19.
Now, she has raised more than £230,000 for GiveIndia to help with Covid-19 relief.
GiveIndia are ensuring that citizens across the country have access to basic medical facilities.
Chopra has been raising money and spreading awareness for the cause, including requesting a donation from President Joe Biden.
Most recently, the actress shared a heartbreaking video of Indian citizens struggling with the virus.
Chopra shared the video to Twitter on Sunday, May 2, 2021, in an attempt to show her fans and followers how severely Covid-19 is affecting India.
The video contains visuals of Indians struggling to breathe, while patients are seen searching for oxygen and hospital beds.
The video also shows the shortage of supplies and the despair of the medical staff.
The battle to stop the ravaging effects of Covid-19 in India still continues unabated. Your contributions to @GiveIndia will make a huge, tangible difference!
Your contributions will save lives ??#TogetherForIndia
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 2, 2021
She captioned the video:
“The battle to stop the ravaging effects of Covid-19 in India still continues unabated. Your contributions to @GiveIndia will make a huge, tangible difference!
“Your contributions will save lives.”
Priyanka Chopra’s video has gone viral since its release, and her plea for people to donate has raised thousands of pounds for GiveIndia.
Chopra’s followers also praised her for using her platform to raise awareness about the situation in her home country.
One user commented:
“Thank you for constantly using your voice and platform to share and talk about the important issues affecting India.
“Your kind heart and generosity is such an inspiration. #TogetherForIndia #TogetherWeCan.”
The video Priyanka Chopra released is part of a fundraiser that she set up with GiveIndia.
The fundraiser, announced on Thursday, April 29, 2021, has already received international support.
Announcing her fundraiser on Instagram, Chopra informed people of India’s Covid-19 crisis and urged people to show their support. She said:
“I have set up a fundraiser with GiveIndia, the largest organization on the ground in India providing Covid relief.
“Whatever you can spare, truly makes a difference. Nearly 63 million people follow me on here, if even 100,000 of you donate $10, that’s $1 Million, and that’s huge.
“Your donation will go directly to healthcare physical infrastructure (including Covid care centres, isolation centres, and oxygen generation plants), medical equipment, and vaccine support and mobilisation.
“Please please donate. Nick and I already have and will continue to contribute.
“We have all seen how far and wide this virus can spread, an ocean between us makes no difference.”
“No one is safe unless everyone is safe. It’s so heartening to see so many people stepping up to help in so many ways.
“We need to beat this virus, and to do that requires ALL of us. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!”
Donations to Priyanka Chopra’s fundraiser for GiveIndia are continuing to come in.
To find out how you can help provide India with Covid-19 relief, click here.