A group of Singaporean Tamil artistes have come together to lift the spirits of the many migrant workers who make up the bulk of the Covid-19 cases in the island-city.
The artists took thanked the migrant brothers who have played a huge part in developing the country. 19 artistes took part in this initiative. The video has since gone viral and has been receiving overwhelming positive feedback on social media within 24 hours.
This video is the brainchild of Manju Balakrishnan. Along with her, Jaya Rathakrishnan, Anuratha Kanderaju and Naveen also worked on giving life to the group’s appreciation. Manju hopes that this video could give people the strength to soldier on through this pandemic.
The video features Saravanan Ayyavoo, Eswari Gunasagar, Dhivyah Davina Raveen, Bharathi Rani, Jaenani Netra, Elamaran Natarajan, Vadi PVSS, Vicknesvari, Udaya Soundari, Anandha Kannan, Gayathri Segaran, Karthikeyan S, Vishnu M. Anandh, Kokila Prabakaran, Vikneswary, and Sajini.
Yesterday alone, Singapore confirmed 897 new cases of Covid-19 as of noon taking the national total to 12,075. A total of 853 of Friday’s cases were work permit holders residing in dormitories.
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”That you do not wish upon yourself don’t impose on others.” Lucky are those who can live by this quote . And then there are others who does all of that and more. Our migrant worker friends in recent times have come under a lot of fire and scrutiny for no fault of theirs. But the heartening fact that they have emerged as heroes in the eyes of many can’t be denied either. Many days I had been wanting to share my thoughts with them to let them know that they are not alone, that there is a huge support for them and that we recognise them, we respect them and we see them as one of us.. Shared this thought and the next thing is the birth of this beautiful dedication video done by a bunch of friends who shared the same vision and felt their pain. “எங்கள் அன்புக்கூர்ந்த வெளிநாட்டு சகோதரர்களுக்கு ஒரு சமர்ப்பணம்… உங்களின் இந்த போராட்டம் நாளை நமது தேசத்தின் வெற்றிக்கு ஒரு முக்கிய மைல்கல்லாக அமையும். நம்பிக்கை இழக்காதீர்கள். இதுவும் கடந்து போகும். உங்களின் அயரா உழைப்பும் வியர்வை துளிகளும் நாங்கள் அறிவோம். அதற்காக உங்களுக்கு தலை வணங்குகிறோம். நன்றி… உங்களுக்கு எங்கள் நன்றி…" @jaya.rathakrishnan your soulful lines set the pace for the entire video. @anurathakanderaju your vision and empathy is seen and felt in the video. @naveen selvanayagam your fine touch has certainly enhanced the video. Lastly my dearest friends without your voices we wouldn’t have been heard. NANDRI UNGALUKKU ENGAL NANDRI…🙏🏾❤️ @esh_wari @dhivyah_raveen @bharathi.rani @jaenani_netra @elamarannjr @vadipvssofficial @vicknesvari_mrsvadivalagan @soundari @anandhakannan @g3segaran @karthikeyansoma @vishnu.m.anandh @kokilaprabakaran @vikneswary @saravananayyavoo @sajini.n