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.
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.”
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.”
Akshay Kumar also tweeted— “Terrifying visuals of the glacier burst in #Uttarakhand, thoughts and prayers for everyone’s safety.”
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.”
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.”