The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become an internet sensation, attracting 1.7 million contributors all over the world. From celebrities to presidents, from CEO’s of multinational companies to common man, everyone is taking part in this challenge and completing the task successfully. Ben Affleck, lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey and business tycoons like Mark Zuckerberg (CEO Facebook) Satya Nadella (Microsoft) and Bill gates took the challenge of dumping ice over their heads and posting videos online and contributing to the cause.
In India too, the Icebucketchallenge has gone viral with Bollywood celebrities, like Akshay Kumar, Bipasha Basu, Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan and Lara Dutta taking it up and completing the task successfully.
What does ALS actually means? What is ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a rare disease, a neurodegenerative one. In the current scenario, it is the hottest thing to hit social media with the Ice Bucket Challenge flooding timelines and news feeds on twitter and Facebook.The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity involving dumping of bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the disease and to encourage donations to research. It went viral on social media during July-August 2014.
What is the actual challenge?
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and passing on the challenge to their friends. A common condition is that the nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.
The CEO and Founder of Page3nashik Shashikant Panindhar (See Youtube Video) kicked off the ice bucket challenge with the aim of creating awareness and passed the challenge to his best buddies Tejas Chohan, Babuddin Ahmed & Aarti Adwani .The MD and CEO of ESDS, Piyush Somani along with his other 10 team members took the initiative to address the need for plantation of trees in this monsoon season , to safeguard the future of next generation.The challengehas been further passedon to businessmen, Architects, Builders, civilians and various other organizations in the city to contribute and spread awareness of ALS.
- When doing the challenge, please use the hash tags #icebucketchallenge, #alsicebucketchallenge
- The Ice Bucket challenge may not be suitable for small children, the elderly, anyone in poor health or animals of any kind, so please use good judgment.
- Importantly, please be thoughtful about water usage! If you are living in an area of the country or world affected by drought, repurpose the water for later use.
The Ice Bucket Challenge is actually for spreading awareness of ALS. It is a fun-filled moment while accepting and completing the task.
So Guys, are you ready for the challenge? Comment in our comment box, we will nominate you!
Page3Nashik wishes all the nominees best wishes. Get…Set…GOOO!!