Celebs Auction Their Prized Possessions To Raise Money For Covid-19 Test Kits


Health ministries across the globe have been releasing several guidelines for its citizens in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, the most effective way to break the chain is to detect Covid-19 positive patients and treat them.

As reported by India Today, even WHO (World Health Organization) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has earlier said, “All countries should be able to test all suspected cases, they cannot fight this pandemic blindfolded.”

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Although testing is important to fight the virus, the testing kits are expensive. Hence, to raise money for coronavirus test kits, comedian Kunal Kamra said he’ll be giving away his YouTube button to the highest bidder, the proceeds of which will go in attaining the testing kits, reported Hindustan Times.

In his tweet, Kunal mentioned that Mylab Discovery Solutions, an Indian company, is making the RT-PCR kits at zero profit. A fundraiser has been organised on Milaap to donate these kits to the worst affected areas in India.

Soon, several well-known figures and celebrities joined the bandwagon and have decided to auction their personal items to raise funds, said The Economic Times.

Director Anurag Kashyap is giving away his 2013 original trophy of the Filmfare critics’ award for ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’.

Actor Maanvi Gagroo is giving away the Shalini Dokania outfit she wore for the promotions of the film ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan’.

Lyricist Javed Akhtar has pledged to give away a personalised signed copy of one of his favourite books ‘In Other Words’.

Lyricist Varun Grover is auctioning the TOIFA trophy he won in 2015, for the song ‘Moh Moh Ke Dhaag’, to charity.

Singer and music composer Vishal Dadlani shared that he will do a personal video-call and live-performance of his songs for the highest bidder.

Actor Kavita Kaushik who rose to fame with the TV show ‘F.I.R’ will be giving up the uniform she wore in the show.

It is heart-warming to see how these people are giving away their prized possessions to save the country from the pandemic. Thank you, guys.

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