While most of us have stayed comfortably indoors, the pandemic has affected countless Indians who put their lives at risk every day.
To support these unsung warriors and to keep them safe, the Smile Foundation along with LAY'S has launched an online exhibition, Artwork for Heartwork.
10 celebrities along with 100 artists have created and donated original artwork that will be put on sale, the proceeds of which will go towards procuring hygiene kits for these workers.
Sonu Sood, Arshad Warsi, Chitrangada Singh, Karan Tacker, Manushi Chhillar, and Ishita Dutta are some of the celebrities who have contributed sketches, acrylic work on canvas, charcoal work on paper and doodles to help raise funds for the initiative.
Take a look at their stunning work:
Manushi Chillar: 'While we have been fortunate enough to take care of ourselves by staying indoors, there are several heroes like our farmers, truck drivers and many more who have been out, day and night, to deliver us joy in every form, with not just their hard work, but heartwork.'
'Today, through this Artwork for Heartwork initiative, I'm expressing my gratitude to all these heart workers with the Smile Foundation.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Manushi Chillar for Artwork for Heartwork
IMAGE: Arshad Warsi: 'As a token of gratitude, I am doing my bit by donating this specially curated acrylic painting that is very close to my heart. I believe that art as a media transcends all barriers and I couldn't have expressed it any better.'
These heroes deserve it all!' Photograph: Kind courtesy Arshad Warsi for Artwork for Heartwork
Photograph: Kind courtesy Chitrangada Singh for Artwork for Heartwork
IMAGE: Ishita Dutta's image of Buddha.Photograph: Kind courtesy Ishita Dutta for Artwork for Heartwork
IMAGE: Karan Tacker: 'I am sure that the current time has taught us all innumerable lessons which will shape our future.'
'My biggest takeaway has been to never give up and work for the collective good for our community.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Karan Tacker for Artwork for Heartwork
All the artwork and details can be found on artandfound.co and theheartwork.support.