Shah Rukh Khan's well thought out coronavirus relief plan wins hearts
The order of the world changed overnight after the COVID-19 virus outbreak led to governments going into alert mode for the welfare of their nations as well as health of their citizens. With a cure yet to be found for the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected millions while leaving over thirty thousand dead to date, social distancing and self-isolation have been advised while relief measures are being provided by the governments and people from all walks of life. Likewise, with India currently in its second week of the 21-day lockdown period proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, life has taken a backseat for millions across the country. In that light, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has now announced numerous relief measures with a lot of thought and effort put in via his group of companies namely the Kolkata Knight Riders cricket team, Red Chillies Entertainment production banner, Meer Foundation and Red Chillies VFX to help those in dire need of help.
Taking to his social networking pages, Shah Rukh Khan released a statement via his Red Chillies Entertainment banner regarding the contributions by himself and wife Gauri Khan saying:
"In an effort to ensure that the basic necessities reach many who are being deprived of it in these trying times, the funds allocated will be distributed amongst the following partners. The aim is to not only provide relief during the pandemic but also help raise awareness about COVID-19 and encourage more people to come forward and help.
1. PM - Cares Fund: Kolkata Knight Riders, the IPL franchise co-owned by Gauri Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla Mehta and Jay Mehta has committed to contributing to the PM Cares Fund
2. Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund: Red Chillies Entertainment owned by Gauri Khan and Shah Rukh Khan has committed to contributing to the Maharashtra CM's Relief Fund
3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Healthcare Providers: Supporting and protecting the health care workers is of paramount importance. They are the real heroes who put their lives on the line everyday to protect us! KKR & Meer Foundation will work with the WB and the Maharashtra governments and contribute 50,000 PPE kits. They will also work to raise awareness to encourage other contributions
4. Ek Saath — The Earth foundation: Meer Foundation along with Ek Saath, will provide daily food requirements to over 5500 families for atleast a month in Mumbai. A kitchen will also be set-up to send out 2000 freshly cooked meals everyday to help households and hospitals whose daily needs aren't being fulfilled
5. Roti Foundation: founded by Former Director General of Police, Maharashtra, Mr. D. Sivanandhan. During COVID-19, they have tied up with Mumbai Police and are providing meals to underprivileged people and daily wage labourers. Meer Foundation In association with Roti Foundation will provide 3 lakh meal kits with 10,000 people per day for atleast a month
6. Working People's Charter: Meer Foundation in association with them will provide basic essentials and grocery items for at least a month to over 2500 daily wage workers who have been identified across Delhi
7. Support for acid attack survivors: Meer Foundation to provide a monthly stipend to over 100 acid attack survivors which will take care of their basic needs. The survivors identified are across UP, Delhi, Bihar, West Bengal and Uttarakhand
This is a start and all the members of the companies stand committed to doing further as we see across India what all is required and put our best effort going ahead."
Check out Shah Rukh Khan's tweet below:
In these times it’s imp to make everyone around u working tirelessly for u.. not related to u.. perhaps even unknown to u... to feel they are not alone and by themselves. Let’s just make sure we all do our little bit to look after each other. India and all Indians are One Family. https://t.co/LWz4wQGaPe— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 2, 2020
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