Bollywood celebrities are expressing gratitude towards medical staff, police and other essential service providers in their own unique way. Ayushmann Khurrana wrote a heartfelt poem in Hindi and recited it to salute the “frontline warriors”. He shared the video on social media.
Ayushmann started the poem by highlighting the plight of a shop owner, and people residing in the buildings which have been sealed amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Through the poem, he stressed that the situation is a “collective karma of humankind”.
The actor saluted the spirit of people working hard to ensure essential services reach people, healthcare officials, police and people working hard towards making it a clean and sanitized environment. He urged people to give respect to the frontline warriors, once this is over, saying koi kaam chhota nahi hota yeh baat apne paale bandh lena.
Along with the video, he wrote, “This is for all the Frontline Warriors – fighting for us, saving us, risking their lives for us and our families against coronavirus! Have written these words to express my gratitude. I salute you. India salutes you. Jai Hind!.”
Through the poem, the actor talks about the plight of the people living in a building that has been sealed due to COVID-19. He adds that though people want to rewind the time and bring back normalcy, the current situation is the result of the “collective karma of humankind”.
He writes, “I salute him who cleans the roads, picks up garbage and deliver essential things to our home anf then goes to his home. But we didn’t give him the respect. He fears he will transmit the novel coronavirus to his kids and that’s why doesn’t touches him.”
“The nation is run by poor, he will run it further. He will provide us with all facilities. When everything is fine, give respect to them. No work is small should be understood. Doctors, nurses, police and our security guards are the most important today. Mujh jaise Bollywood hero hai bas naam ke,” Ayushmann added.
Ayushmann Khurrana concluded his poem by urging people to stay at home because that is the least we can do to help the frontline workers.