Actress Bhumi Pednekar has made a mark for herself as a socially conscious star as she continually  champions for environmental conservation. She is also leading from the front to help as many people as she can amidst the pandemic.

To help this cause, Bhumi has launched a social media initiative called ‘COVID Warrior’. Now, she has teamed up with famous spiritual icon Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and his The Art of Living Foundation to help people who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in India.

The Art of Living Foundation has launched Mission Zindagi, a pan-India volunteer driven service initiative for COVID relief. The volunteers have already been serving people and families affected by COVID-19 in several cities across India on a war footing by ensuring that information on availability of resources reaches people in mind. Now all these diverse initiatives are being rolled out across the country for wider and smoother outreach for which Bhumi has joined hands with the foundation.

These include availability of hospital beds, arranging for and checking availability of oxygen cylinders and concentrators, connecting ambulances for emergencies, supply of home-cooked food, connecting with doctors for online consultations, and providing the much needed guidance on caring for mental health including meditation and yoga workshops and counselling sessions.

Speaking about the initiative, Gurudev Sri Sri says:

At this juncture, it is pertinent that all of us come together and extend our hand to help restore the physical health, mental health and vibrancy of our people. Keeping this in view announcing #MissionZindagi. It will provide a platform to those who are in need of help.

Bhumi adds:

India has been going through a critical time as we are battling the worst phase of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, it is important for all of us to unite and help each other in this moment of crisis. I’m deeply honoured to collaborate with Gurudev and his Art of Living’s #MissionZindagi to bridge the gap between those in need with the relevant resources that can aid and help save lives. COVID Warrior is an initiative that is close to my heart and with Gurudev’s help, we can now help so many more people across the country.

This sure is an absolutely wonderful collaboration and I’m sure The Art Of Living Foundation and Bhumi are going to help a lot of people through this initiative.