The Hush Post| 11:59 pm|one-minute-read|
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has said he will procure monthly ration to support one lakh households of daily wage workers. The daily wagers belong to the All India Film Employees Confederation. The gesture comes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initiative will be supported by Sony Pictures Networks India and Kalyan Jewellers.
“Given the unprecedented nature of the situation we are in, an initiative undertaken by Mr Bachchan, We Are One has been supported by Sony Pictures Networks India and Kalyan Jewellers, through which the monthly ration of 1,00,000 households across the country will be funded,” a statement released by Sony Pictures Networks on Sunday read.
“Through a commercial tie-up with a leading chain of hypermarkets and grocery stores in India, digitally barcoded coupons have been distributed to a verified list of workers from the All India Film Employees Confederation. Furthermore, monetary help has also been extended to those in need,” it added.
NP Singh, managing director and CEO, Sony Pictures Networks India, said as part of its CSR outreach, SPN took the initiative of working alongside Bachchan to support the households of daily wage earners of the Indian film and television industry.
“SPN’s support will ensure that at least 50,000 workers and their families have their home supplies for a month,” he added.