It is said, ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.’ Actor Siddharth Arora who essays the role of Mahadev in &TV’s Baal Shiv strongly believes in the saying and is doing wonders for the underprivileged through social work. On World NGO Day, which is observed on February 27th every year to recognize and honour people contributing to society, actor Siddharth Arora shares work done by his NGO, Sahyog, for the underprivileged.
Talking about his NGO, Siddharth Arora aka Mahadev from &TV’s Baal Shiv shares, “I hail from the land of Lord Shiva, Varanasi and spirituality has been the centre of my world since childhood. I believe that it is in giving that we receive. Giving is an act of spirituality, and if I can create even a little difference through my actions, I will surely do it. Therefore, this year’s start was an extremely remarkable one for me. My friends at our NGO, Sahyog and I started our first blanket drive on the 1st day of the year. We Sahyogis drove around the roads to provide blankets to those sleeping on the roadside and shivering in the cold weather of Varanasi. It was extremely disheartening to see people trying to keep warm by covering themselves with just plastic sheets. It made my heart happy to be able to provide them with blankets and help them live through the cold, even if in the smallest way possible.”
Sharing the reason behind starting an NGO, Siddharth says, “During the difficult times of Covid, everyone was trying to do their little bit and help each other. However, the situation was such that people’s family members could not be on their side. With my friends, we started Sahyog to help people in need. As our first initiative, we provided meals to the relatives of Covid patients in government hospitals. We received amazing support as many people reached out to us and offered their help. I am thankful to each one of them. On this day, while making a promise to continue to serve the community, I urge people also to come ahead and help others as much as possible, in whatever capacity.”
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