Ayushmann Khurrana, Tahira Kashyap lend support to artisans affected by coronavirus

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“In this critical moment, Tahira and I are doing our best to ensure they have all the basic requirements to sustain and stay safe by being at home. Ayushmann and I are ensuring we stand with them and support them at this time.”
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Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap are lending support to artisans in Delhi. The interactions taught me a lot about the existing caste divide and they are real life inspiring figures. One of the significant project undertaken by Shakti Foundation, is @gulmeher_delhi, a social entrepreneurship initiative of women waste-pickers from Ghazipur – one of Delhi’s oldest landfills. “My interactions with them taught me a lot about India. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. Ayushmann and I are doing our bit to support these wonderful women who are braving the coronavirus impact. The couple have been associated with non-profit organisation Gulmeher for some time now. My interactions with them was my inspiration behind signing Article 15. We are doing whatever it takes for them to support their families and stay at home with them. We would like to reach out to you for financial assistance to sustain this strata of economically vulnerable in the form of donations as below: · Wages for 3 months of 50 women: Rs.9 Lakhs · Soap & Food for families for one month: @ Rs. 3 Lakhs They say that “Hard times don't create heroes. The recent turn of events threatens to undo all that has been thus far achieved and perhaps even push them back to the conditions they have come out of. The organisation works with 200 women. The actor further said that these women were his inspiration behind signing 2019’s acclaimed social drama Article 15, a commentary on the caste system in the country. But it has hit the lower income groups the hardest and it is our duty as citizens of this nation to come forward and support the people in dire need. (Photo: Tahira Kashyap/Instagram)
Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap have announced that they are providing financial assistance to a women’s collective of ragpickers-turned-artisans whose livelihood has been severely affected by the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus. Crisis like these impacts people like them the most and we need to protect them. Tahira Kashyap added, “How we support our fellow citizens of the country at this hour will define us as human beings. Tahira and I have been associated with Gulmeher for years and we are doing every bit possible to support these women who are absolutely distraught now,” Ayushmann Khurrana said in a statement. View this post on Instagram

PLEASE EXTEND YOUR HELP: The last couple of weeks has taught us invaluable lessons regarding the unpredictability and fragility of life. The Article 15 star said it is the duty of the privileged to extend support to people from lower-income groups. “Coronavirus has impacted people from every strata of life. It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.” I’d appreciate you being our real life superhero and helping save this initiative. Along with donating for PM-CARES, we are also doing our small bit to take care of these incredible women of Gulmeher,” Khurrana said. @ayushmannk and I have been supporting an NGO, @shaktifoundationindia who have undertaken varied social initiatives for the socially and financially vulnerable. The last 7 years saw these women being trained and transformed into artisans, selling products and attaining financial independence as well as rebuilding the lives of their families. 1000 per family per month (Their target is to reach 25000 families in the next month) · Cloth masks-manufacture of 10,000 masks to be distributed free of cost to the most exposed frontline workers fighting COVID 19: Rs. It is aimed at providing alternative income generation so that the women could get off the landfill and earn their livelihood with dignity. Due to their financial instability, they are at serious risk because even a single day without earning throws their life out of gear.