Ayushmann and wife Tahira to support NGO Gulmeher amid Coronavirus crisis!
Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana and his wife Tahira Kashyap have come out in support of women ragpickers in New Delhi amid lockdown due to Coronavirus outbreak.
Both have for years supported a non-profit organisation in Delhi named Gulmeher, a women's collective of waste-pickers turned artisans. The NGO works with about 200 women ragpickers and this donation will help them look after themselves and their families.
"Coronavirus has impacted people from every strata of life. 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. Tahira and I have been associated with Gulmeher, a non-profit organization, for years and we are doing every bit possible to support these women who are absolutely distraught now," told Ayushmann.
"Along with donating for PM-CARES, we are also doing our small bit to take care of these incredible women of Gulmeher," he told.
"While us Indians are impacted with COVID-19, for some people the impact will be much more destabilising, especially economically. We have to protect the lower-income, daily wage earning community like our brothers and sisters in this time of crisis.", said Tahira!