Dusshehra – the festival preceding the biggest festival of lights in India – Diwali, turned out to be the blackest day in the history of Punjab yesterday with two trains ruthlessly mowing down innocent people watching the Ravana effigy burning at Joda Phatak area of Choura Bazar.
While we are not sure whom to blame really for this tragedy, all we can say is that this is the moment to stay united and help as much as possible through whatever means we can. Even our Punjabi film fraternity is not left behind urging people to donate blood, providing helpline numbers and most importantly, offering condolences to the families of deceased.
Here we list down the reactions of prominent personalities of Punjabi cinema when they learnt about this tragedy.
Tweet by Gurdas Maan
O raba Mereya – bandey diyan banayian hi bandey nu khatam kari jaandiyan #AmritsarTrainTragedy
— Gurdas Maan (@gurdasmaan) October 20, 2018
Tweet by Diljit Dosanjh
Indian Railways issues helpline numbers for #Amritsar accident: Helpline telephone numbers at #Manawala station- Rly -73325, BSNL – 0183-2440024; Power Cabin ASR-Rly – 72820, BSNL – 0183-2402927; Vijay Sahota,SSE: 7986897301 and Vijay Patel, SSE: 7973657316
— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) October 19, 2018
The actor even postponed his first-ever live concert which was scheduled to be held today.
Tweet by Gippy Grewal
Extremely saddened by the train accident in Amritsar. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones and I pray that the injured recover quickly….🙏
Waheguru ji Mehar kario…🙏🙏🙏
— Gippy Grewal (@GippyGrewal) October 19, 2018
Gippy Grewal has been retweeting other actors’ tweets too and as many helpline numbers as possible.