Actor Sabyasachi Earns Pat For Another Philanthropic Act
Bhubaneswar: Odia Actor Sabyasachi Mishra, who has turned a messiah for hundreds of migrant workers from Odisha stranded in different parts of the country during the nation-wide lockdown, has once again hogged the headlines for a different holy and humane gesture.
This time, Mishra has arranged logistics to send thousands of coconuts (offerings from devotees) which were lying abandoned at different towns and bus stands to the Maa Tarini temple in Ghatgaon. As many as 35, 000 coconuts have been sent through special vehicles from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, and Chandikhol.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place, these sacred fruits were lying scattered at different market squares. Though public transportation had come to a standstill due to lockdown, the coconuts were piled up.
“I got immense pleasure for sending the coconuts of the devotees to the Maa Tarini shrine in Ghatgaon. It was very painful to see the offerings of devotees were lying scattered on roads. We have sent these by trucks and the temple management has already received them. It was a pleasant moment for me”, said an elated Sabyasachi.
Lying unattended for months, these were getting rotten, creating an unhygienic environment. Sometimes, the overcrowded fruits roll on to the roads, posing hurdles for the public commuters, Mishra added.
The devotees also expressed happiness over such generous work of the actor. “My wish came true today. I was waiting since long for someone who would come forward and make arrangements to transport the offerings of devotees. Ultimately, I was desperately thinking to offer my coconut at the local Tarini temple at Rasulgarh Square in Bhubaneswar. But, I can send my puja material including the coconut through them. I am very happy and feeling blessed today,” an elderly woman said while the actor and his associates were collecting the abandoned puja items at CRP square in the Capital city.
Sabyasachi had been in news for the last few months for helping people especially migrant workers in distress during the Covid induced country-wide lockdown. He facilitated the travel of hundreds of workers stranded at different places outside the State during the period. He spent from his own pockets to facilitate the journey of the stranded back home.
The cine star earned much appreciation from several quarters for the philanthropic activities.