Singer Papon spreads awareness about Covid-19 in Assam villages

Several Bollywood celebs in the past few months have come forward to lend a helping hand to those affected by Covid. Recently, singer and music composer, Papon and his wife, Shweta Mishra Mahanta under their Earthful Foundation have come up with a unique initiative for Assam. Their foundation distributed Covid kits to the people belonging to a few villages of Assam. Each kit consists of oximeters, N95 masks, gloves, sanitizers, necessary medicines and other essentials. The volunteers of this initiative have been spreading awareness and educating villagers about the ways in which they can safeguard their families amid the Covid-19 scare.

Sharing the work of the foundation on social media Papon wrote in his caption, "Those living in the cities have better accessibility to COVID relief resources than those in rural belts. It is alarming that the number of cases have spiked up in rural areas and ignorance and the lack of essential supplies are the big challenges that need to be tackled. Earthful Foundation is working closely with health officers of certain districts of Assam to provide these essentials and spread awareness about the habits that go a long way in curbing the risk of contracting it. We're hoping to take this initiative to more villages and make a positive difference to the situation.”

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