'It helps to spread the words 'You are not Alone'' - Ramesh Powar after Manoj Tiwary indirectly questions his push-up challenge

‘It helps to spread the words ‘You are not Alone” – Ramesh Powar after Manoj Tiwary indirectly questions his push-up challenge

"Can someone educate me on how push-ups challenges or any other stupid challenges 4 that matter will help people who all r going through depression?" Tiwary had tweeted.

Manoj Tiwary and Ramesh Powar
Manoj Tiwary and Ramesh Powar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Mental Health is being talked about a lot ever since the Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput allegedly committed suicide last month. Many celebrities have come forward to speak about it while some of them have actually narrated their own experience of going through depression as well. India cricketer Sreesanth has openly talked about the worst phase of his career when he was arrested and banned for his alleged role in IPL spot-fixing.

To create some awareness regarding mental health, former India cricketer Ramesh Powar began a ’25 push-ups for 25 days challenge’ on June 28. Since then, he has been posting a video of him doing 25 push-ups and nominating one person, mostly cricketers, to take up the challenge.

Accordingly, on Tuesday, he did the same and duly nominated India cricketer Dhawal Kulkarni calling him hardworking and a dedicated player.

Here’s his tweet:

Meanwhile, Manoj Tiwary took an indirect dig at Ramesh Powar asking how such challenges will help the people who are suffering from depression. “Can someone educate me on how push-ups challenges or any other stupid challenges 4 that matter will help people who all r going through depression??” he tweeted.

Ramesh Powar duly responds to Manoj Tiwary

Ramesh Powar realised that Tiwary was talking about his tweet itself and cleared the reason of him doing the push-ups challenge. He stated that such challenges helps the people who are suffering in silence and it helps in spreading the message of ‘You are not alone’ among them.

“It helps to spread the words “You are not alone” and bring awareness to support those suffering in silence from mental illness. “You wouldn’t know that the person you rain into at the store and just spoke with could barely get out of bed this morning to even get dressed, let along face the day. That the person that just smiled at you in passing has high anxiety and suffer from panic attacks to the point they almost pass out regularly.

“You don’t know that your neighbour may cry every day because of how sad they are because when you see them they put on a fake smile and wave a happy hello,” the part of the text he tweeted read. This is a great initiative from Ramesh Powar and it remains to be seen if Manoj Tiwary now responds to him over his clarification.

Here’s his tweet: