While the whole country is under lockdown, daily wage workers are finding it difficult to meet their daily needs. Amitabh Bachchan is the latest Bollywood celebrity to lend support to daily wage workers.
Amitabh Bachchan has come forward to lend support to daily wage workers, who are struggling to meet their daily needs amidst the lockdown in the country. He will be providing monthly ration to 1 lakh daily wage workers, whose livelihood has been severely hit by the lockdown following the coronavirus outbreak. The initiative is supported by Sony Pictures Networks India and Kalyan Jewellers.
“Given the unprecedented nature of the situation we are in, an initiative undertaken by Mr Bachchan, WE ARE ONE has been supported by Sony Pictures Networks India and Kalyan Jewellers, through which the monthly ration of 1,00,000 households across the country will be funded,” a statement released by Sony Pictures Networks on Sunday read.
“Through a commercial tie-up with a leading chain of hypermarkets and grocery stores in India, digitally barcoded coupons have been distributed to a verified list of workers from the All India Film Employees Confederation. Furthermore, monetary help has also been extended to those in need,” it added.
Before Bachchan, many Bollywood celebrities have lent support either by donating or by providing ration to the people in need. Salman Khan is already taking care of 25000 daily wage workers. Akshay Kumar donated Rs 25 crore to PM-CARES fund. Shahrukh Khan is also supporting the central and state government through various means.
Young Bollywood celebrities have also come forward during this difficult time. Nation heartthrob Kartik Aaryan donated Rs 1 crore to PM-CARES fund. Virat Kohli- Anushka Sharma, Ranveer-Deepika, Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Guru Randhawa and T-Series owner Bhushan Kumar have donated to the relief fund.