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The Coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill and many nations are trying their best to combat this virus. The impact has brought down the global economy as many countries are trying their best to recover from the loss inflicted by COVID-19.
The Bollywood film industry is currently in a shock after the Indian Government has lockdown to fight the battle against Coronavirus. This has also had a diverse effect.
With lakhs in India living a hand-to-mouth existence, the three-week shutdown is bound to leave many hungry. In such bleak times, the Film and Television Industry and Shah Rukh Khan has come to the rescue to provide basic necessities to battle COVID-19.
The chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has expressed her gratitude to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan for his contribution towards the state at a time when the nation is battling the COVID 19 pandemic.
Taking to Twitter, Mamata Banerjee tweeted on Saturday: "Thank you @iamsrk, your contribution will help assist a lot of distressed people during these challenging times. Such humane benefaction will keep inspiring millions in this country who look up to you as their role model with respect and reverence."
SRK recently announced in a statement that, through his IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he will contribute to the PM-Cares Fund. The actor co-owns KKR with wife Gauri Khan, Juhi Chawla Mehta and Jay Mehta, The superstar has also pledged Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare providers and workers in Maharashtra and West Bengal.
With his recent announcement of incredible initiatives, Shah Rukh Khan has extended his support with his group of companies and is being lauded for his generosity, helping the society at the time it needs the most. From Government funds to 50,000 PPE kits, food requirements of 5500 Mumbai families, 2000 cooked meals to hospitals, 3 lakh meal kits for 10,000 people, grocery for 2500 daily wage workers in Delhi and 100 acid attack survivors, his range of initiatives aim to spread across the many segments of the society.
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 partners. The aim is not only to provide relief during the pandemic but also help raise awareness about COVID-19 and encourage more people to come forward and help.
This new step by the superstar would further help BMC in its efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus and curb it.