On Sunday, a glacier burst in Joshimath of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district caused a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river in the region. According to reports, as many as 150 people were feared dead after the glacier broke and collided into a dam. Many Bollywood celebrities expressed their solidarity with the affected. From Sonu Sood and Akshay Kumar to Shraddha Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, the celebrities took to their social media to offer prayers to the villagers.
Actor Sonu Sood who has helped thousands of migrant workers during the pandemic last year wrote that he stands with the people of Uttarakhand.
उत्तराखंड हम आपके साथ हैं।
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) February 7, 2021
Shraddha Kapoor wrote that she is distressed to hear the sad news of the calamity in Uttarakhand. She wrote— “Distressing to hear about the glacier breaking off in #Uttarakhand Praying for everyone’s safety there.”
Distressing to hear about the glacier breaking off in #Uttarakhand Praying everyone’s safety there 🙏
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) February 7, 2021
Actress Dia Mirza who is also a climate change activist wrote— “Building too many dams in the Himalayas has lead to this. Prayers for the people of Chamoli. Please contact Disaster Operations Center number 1070 or 9557444486 for help. #Uttarakhand.”
Building too many dams in the Himalayas has lead to this. Prayers for the people of Chamoli. Please contact Disaster Operations Center number 1070 or 9557444486 for help. #Uttarakhand https://t.co/x6D9X4laSj
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) February 7, 2021
Akshay Kumar also tweeted— “Terrifying visuals of the glacier burst in #Uttarakhand, thoughts and prayers for everyone’s safety.”
Terrifying visuals of the glacier burst in #Uttarakhand, thoughts and prayers for everyone’s safety 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 7, 2021
Kareena Kapoor Khan also took to her Instagram to offer her prayers to the victims.
Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor also reacted to the news. “Devastating news . May god watch over those in the path of this monster..Hari om #Uttarakhand #Chamoli.” Actor Ranvir Shorey tweeted, “Prayers for #Uttarakhand.”
— Abhishek Kapoor (@Abhishekapoor) February 7, 2021
Prasoon Joshi, who originally hails from Uttarakhand, wrote, “Hoping that Chamoli and other districts of #Uttarakhand stay as safe from the glacier burst and no lives are endangered . Prayers and strength for the people, the authorities and rescue teams.”