Lokesh Kumar, an avid Likee creator, has contributed 50,000 disposable medical-grade masks in China to help fight the Coronavirus outbreak. Lokesh’s generous donation has come at the time when China’s focus on healthcare facilities have sharpened, and a massive demand for medical services and protection masks are yet to be met. This is not for the first time that Lokesh has stepped forward to help; infact he is well-known for his frequent acts of kindness on Likee, the pioneering global short video creation platform from Singapore based BIGO Technology.
An engineer by profession, Lokesh has turned into an
entrepreneur and runs a pharmaceutical company along with his brother. Lokesh’s
intention to step-up and extend his help to China comes from his deep
connection with the Chinese community. Previously, Lokesh worked in a Chinese
firm with a diverse workforce from India as well as China. His stint there
earned him many Chinese friends who are still in touch with him. Heartbroken
with the impact of Coronavirus and how his friends and their families are living
under constant fear of the epidemic encouraged Lokesh to take some action.
Lokesh Kumar said ” I am into the distribution
of medicines, and I understand the value of medicines and equipment in times of
medical emergencies. By donating 50,000 medical-grade masks, I wish to help
people in the rural parts of China. As human beings, it is our prime duty to
help others, especially at the time of difficulties. With this expectation, I
have been making many Likee videos to inspire others. I hope more people join
me in extending help to China in this difficult phase.”
Likee is available in different Indian languages
like Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam and
Punjabi. In 2019, Likee had also won the Guinness World Record for creating the
‘Largest online video album of people waving a flag in India’ during its ‘No
matter where I am, #IAMINDIAN’ campaign. The campaign saw more than 1 lac
Indians participating in celebrating India’s 73rd Independence Day. In the
recent App Annie’s year-end report on app trends for 2019, Likee has emerged as
No. 1 in the breakout category and is also the 7th most downloaded app in 2019.