The lack of food has milled a lot of problems amongst the working class and many have been struggling for survival. With offices being shut to curb the spread of novel coronavirus, Mumbai’s Dabbawalas have been left jobless and now they are also suffering from hunger.
Now, Bollywood actors Sanjay Dutt and Suniel Shetty, in coordination with Aslam Shaikh, cabinet minister for Textiles, Port, Fisheries & Guardian Minister - Mumbai City, have decided to help Mumbai’s famous dabbawalas, who have been hit hard by coronavirus.
A Mumbai Mirror report stated that the actors and the minister are providing food to affected families.
It’s an initiative started by Aslam Bhai and Sanju, I had no hesitation in joining hands with them. Prema Cha Dabba becomes even more beautiful when everyone gets together. Suniel Shetty- Suniel Shetty
The actor also informed that trucks have headed towards Pune where a number of them have stationed themselves. The report further stated that so far 800 kits of rice, dal, sugar, atta and oil have been delivered to Khed and Malval. An NGO named Save The Children India has been active in the area. Suniel said “The NGO has staff on ground to look into everything. We have a three-month plan in place,” and added they intend to reach 5000 families.
Many Bollywood actors are doing their part as they have graciously donated during this tough time that the nation is facing.
Earlier, Anushka Sharma, her cricketer-husband Virat Kohli, and Kartik Aaryan, Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan among others pledged money to various relief funds aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic in the country.