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Salman Khan To Support Daily Wage Workers

Mumbai: Within the wake of Coronavirus lockdown throughout the nation, Bollywood celebrity Salman Khan has pledged to increase monetary help to 25,000 every day wage employees of the movie business. In keeping with Federation of Western Indian Cine Workers (FWICE), Salman can be serving to the employees by his Being Human Basis.

The nation is witnessing a 21-day lockdown, as introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to include the unfold of the virus. The every day wage employees throughout completely different avenues are badly hit by the lockdown.

In keeping with FWICE president B N Tiwari, Salman by way of his Being Human Basis reached out to their organisation to assist the employees.

“Salman’s Being Human Foundation has come forward to help daily wage workers. They called us three days ago. We have about 5 lakh workers out of which 25,000 are in dire need of financial help. Being Human Foundation said they will take care of these workers on their own. They have asked for account details of these 25,000 workers as they want to ensure that money reaches them directly,” Tiwari advised PTI.

“The remaining 4,75,000 workers can survive for about a month. We already have huge ration packets for all the workers but unfortunately due to lockdown they are not able to come here to collect it. We are thinking of ways how to reach out to them,” he added.

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Tiwari mentioned FWICE has reached out to a number of actors and filmmakers to make a contribution.

“We have written letters and also sent messages to various people in the film industry to come forward and help the workers but we haven’t received any response from them. Producer Mahaveer Jain has offered to provide help in terms of food and essential items,” he added.

Earlier within the week, filmmakers and actors, together with Karan Johar, Taapsee Pannu, Ayushmann Khurrana, Kiara Advani, Rakul Preet Singh, Sidharth Malhotra, and Nitesh Tiwari pledged their help to a brand new initiative geared toward supporting the every day wage earners.

The initiative, I Stand With Humanity, began by organisations — the Worldwide Affiliation for Human Values, the Artwork of Residing Basis and the Indian Movie and TV Business, will present households of every day wage employees with 10 days of important meals provides.

On March 18, the Producers Guild of India introduced that they’ve arrange a aid fund for every day wage earners impacted by the shutdown of movie, tv and internet productions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Their resolution got here after many filmmakers, together with Sudhir Mishra, Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap, raised considerations over the influence of shutdown on the every day wage employees.

In keeping with the Well being Ministry, the entire variety of COVID-19 circumstances rose to 979 on Sunday, with demise toll climbing to 25.

(With Company Inputs)

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