Mithila Palkar: The least we can do in this crisis, is amplify people’s voices on social media


MUMBAI, May 10 (Online): Ever since the second wave of the virus brought us back to our knees, social media is flooded with queries related to availability of hospital beds, oxygen cylinders, plasma donors, ambulance medicines, etc. Social media users have come forward to help amplify such queries and requests, thus turning social media into a new helpline for a covid-crisis hit India. Among the many who are helping via social media posts, is actress Mithila Palkar, who has been sharing covid-resource related inquiries on her social media handle.

Speaking to us, the ‘Muramba’ actress says, “Amplifying, sharing, reposting stuff where help is needed, is the least we can do as ‘influencers!’ There are so many people who are trying to reach out, wanting to amplify their voices about the lack of resources, just so that if we can find someone on our feed, who can help or has some kind of lead, they can get in touch with the concerned person. This is the way we can help contribute given the situation we are in, it is the minimum that we can do given what is happening around the world.”

Mithila stressed that in this time of crisis, it is imperative that human beings come together to help each other in whatever way they can. “It is very important to be there for each other in whatever capacity that we can because, at the end of it, we have to get out of it together,” says the ‘Karwaan’ actor. The actress says social media is a great help in these difficult times. “Our social media platform is the resource that is available to us to amplify people’s voices and that’s what we are doing in these trying times,” says Mithila, adding, “At times even posting something as simple as a picture where you’re seen wearing a mask while stepping out for essentials, is helping in sending out the right message.”