Popular Hollywood singer Mary Millben has despatched a video message to US President Joe Biden urging him to help India, which is grappling with the lethal second wave of coronavirus. Applauding Biden for prioritizing Americans within the coronavirus vaccination distribution, Milben, who’s a giant fan of Indian tradition and its individuals, stated the US is headed to higher days, “but in India the days worsen”.
“Mr. President, today, America is in full capability to help India. Thank you for lifting the ban on raw materials. Good first steps. But, we can do more. We can send vaccinations to India. Initiate public-private partnerships – just as done under Operation Warp Speed last year, to bring vaccinations to Americans. Have courage, Mr President. Let’s help India,” Milben stated in a video launched on Sunday.
“Namaste. One of my go-to weekly readings is President John F. Kennedy’s Harvard dissertation ‘Profiles in Courage,’ which challenges us all to moments of courage. To do what’s right. So today is my Profiles in Courage moment. Mr. President, let me start by saying I support you as my Commander-in-Chief. I want you to succeed. Because if you succeed, America succeeds. And if America succeeds, the world benefits,” she stated.
“Mr. President, I recognise my voice may not matter to you. I am just a small-town girl from the Midwest given a platform to sing for US Presidents, world leaders, and humanity. So, my voice may not matter to you. But my voice does matter to 1.4 billion people in India and 4 million Indian Americans, and so on their behalf, I appeal to you,” Millben stated.
She stated India is America’s strongest and largest democratic ally and it’s time to help it. “ At the end of the day, Mr. President, just like you said on the campaign trail and now regularly in the Oval Office, we are all one family and America always helps its friends. Mr. President, I have faith in you. Your Excellency Prime Minister Narendra Modi, I have full faith in you. It is time to raise our voices and prayers, America. For India,” Millben stated.
Millben has shared her voice, each on and off stage, with three consecutive US presidents (President George W Bush, President Barack Obama, and President Trump), and on each side of the political aisle in Washington, DC. Prior to turning into an expert singer, she served as a White House presidential appointee within the Bush 43 administration.