Shah Rukh Khan Announces 7 Initiatives to Support COVID-19 Fight

The actor will be donating to PM-CARES Fund and more organisations.

Updated02 Apr 2020, 03:52 PM IST
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Shah Rukh Khan has announced multiple initiatives to extend support to the fight against coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, he announced that his group companies - Kolkata Knight Riders, Red Chillies Entertainment, Meer Foundation and Red Chillies VFX - will be donating to seven organisations during this pandemic.

The actor tweeted, “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.”

Apart from donating to PM-CARES Fund and Maharashtra CM Relief Fund, the donations will be made for providing PPE kits to healthcare workers, support to acid attack survivors and organisations like Ek Saath - The Earth Foundation, Roti Foundation and Working People’s Charter.

In the document accompanying his tweet, Shah Rukh Khan is quoted as saying, “Given the enormity of the task, my team and I discussed ways to contribute in our own modest way. We have come up with a series of initiatives, which we hope will make a small difference.”

“We have initially focused our efforts on the three cities - Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi with the realization that this is a start and we stand ready to contribute in whichever way possible going forward.”
Shah Rukh Khan

While the IPL franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owned by SRK, Gauri Khan, Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta will be contributing to the PM-CARES Fund, his production house Red Chillies Entertainment is donating to the Maharashtra CM’s Relief Fund. KKR along with Meet Foundation will be providing 50,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to the healthcare workers in West Bengal and Maharashtra.

Through Ek Saath Foundation, Meer Foundation will provide daily food requirements to over 5500 families for a month in Mumbai. The actor, through Roti Foundation will provide 3 lakh meal kits per day for a month, and through the Working People’s Charter will provide grocery items to over 2500 daily wage workers in Delhi. 

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Published: 02 Apr 2020, 03:37 PM IST

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