Once in a while something happens that unites us all. Swara Bhaskar, Vivek, Kalki, Vir Das and Govind Namdev have found a common cause that excited all of them to come together. A video is in circulation in which they urge the general public to gift a mask to the traffic policemen.
He is that ubiquitous policewala whom we all see every now and then when we don’t tie our seat belts, wear the helmet or even speed. But we don’t stop to think of how he is handling the job challenges standing the street all day. There’s rain, there’s the heat from the scorching sun, there’s the rule flouting rich guy who won’t stop or the truck driver that is driving in the wrong lane. He has to take all this in his stride and still be gentle and polite!
Can we imagine ourselves in his shoes for just one day? The video shows the celebs talking the problems especially health-related that the policeman faces which can be classified as job-related hazards. Further, the video informs that 59% of traffic cops have complaints of thick sputum, 56% of them have been living with perennial joint pains and 45% of them suffer from shortness of breath.
The video has been made by a Gurgaon based startup Social Cloud Ventures for their movement HawaBadlo, which aims to bring about a change in the quality of air and make country more breathable. Initiative is supported by GAIL (India) Limited. All the celebs, who have appeared in the video have also tweeted their support using the hashtag #GiftAMask.