Rapper Raftaar lent his support by distributing 4000 pairs of footwear to migrants heading back home amidst of Coronavirus pandemic
Outbreak of COVID-19 brought the entire world together. Many have stepped forward to help the ones in needs during this lockdown imposed to maintain social distancing and curtail further spread of this novel Coronavirus. Joining the league is Rapper Raftaar. The popular figure from the music too has been doing his bit for the migrant workers in his own little way, by distributing gamchas, water bottles and food packets. He is being supported by his friends by helping him donate towards the needy ones. The rapper is in Mumbai currently but is still making sure to help migrant workers in North India, without even mentioning about it.
In an interaction with Times of India, Producer Vikrant Kaushik spoke about Raftaar’s initiative where Vikrant is also an equal supporter. Along with them, also working collective towards it are Ikka, Millind Gaba, Ismail Darbar and Kunwar Virk. He said, “So, Raftaar and I and a few of our friends got together and started distributing footwear, gamchas, water and dry food to people to ensure we can help them in some way to reach their homes. We’ve distributed about 4000 pairs of chappals.”
He further added, “We had a round of distributions in Dwarka, Delhi, yesterday. A lot of our friends have helped us with money and some of them have just ensured the word spreads. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is that people should reach their destinations safely.”
“At this point, no matter how hard we try, people want to go back to their home cities, their villages or their own homes, however far they may be. A whole lot of them are walking on the roads because they cannot wait any longer. It’s human instinct and we would also have behaved in a similar manner if we were in their position,” said Vikrant.
What came as surprise during this conversation was Vikrant Kaushik’s revelation about Raftaar and him distributing things to underprivileged on festive occasions for few years now. “Raftaar and I actually distribute things to people on Diwali, Christmas and also during the New Year’s celebrations. We have been doing this for a few years now but have chosen not to speak about it,” added Vikrant.