Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday announced a series of initiatives to help the country in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
He announced that his business ventures –Kolkata Knight Riders, Red Chillies Entertainment, Meer Foundation and Red Chillies VFX –will support the government in its fight against COVID-19.
“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,” he tweeted.
As per the tweet, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), co-owned by Gauri Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla Mehta and Jay Mehta will contribute to the PM-CARES Fund and Red Chillies Entertainment, owned by Gauri Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, will donate to Maharashtra CM’s Relief Fund.
KKR and Meer Foundation will work with the West Bengal and the Maharashtra governments and contribute 50,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to healthcare professionals who are fighting this pandemic from the front.
They will also work to raise awareness to encourage other contributions, the tweet stated.
The Earth foundation will provide daily food requirements to over 5,500 families for at least a month in Mumbai.
A kitchen will also be set up to send out 2,000 freshly cooked meals every day to help households and hospitals whose daily needs aren’t being fulfilled.
Meer Foundation will also help Roti Foundation, who have tied up with Mumbai Police and are providing meals to underprivileged people and daily wage labourers, and provide 3 lakh meal kits with 10,000 people per day for at least a month.
Meer Foundation in association with Working People’s Charter will provide basic essentials and grocery items for at least a month to over 2,500 daily wage workers who have been identified across Delhi.