At a time when celebs are leveraging their social media to amplify information on Covid-19 related matters, Harshvardhan Rane has started to raise funds for oxygen concentrators. Sharing this news on his Instagram Stories, he said he put his bike for sale to buy O2 concentrators.
What made the actor come up with such a gesture? The actor replied, “Whenever I go for a workout or jog, I cross my motorcycle in the parking lot. And when I see it, I feel a sense of deep guilt — that I have something parked here but someone somewhere doesn’t even have oxygen to breathe. So I decided to give up my bike in exchange for the oxygen concentrators.”
Harshvardhan Rane’s motorcycle which he put up for saleHarshvardhan says that he feels guilty looking at the terrifying things that are happening around the country. “I can’t even think of complaining about anything in life because people out there are scrambling for hospital beds, oxygen supplies, and life-saving medicines, etc. The whole scenario is so scary and this is not even a tiny spec in the vast universe,” he said, adding that giving away the motorcycle is only his “tiny bit” of trying to help.
“It’s nothing compared to what’s going on, my gesture is a basic human reaction. To give away what you have to someone who is in dire need during this hour is humanity,” explains the actor who further states that he can live without the motorcycle but one cannot live without oxygen. Many people have offered to buy the motorcycle, however, with the current lockdown in Mumbai; the actor is looking for logistics.
For someone who is passionate about motorcycles, trading the bike must be an emotional moment. “It is, but I can still live without it,” he elucidates.
Like most people, Harshvardhan too says we was unprepared for this second wave of Covid-19.