The initiative started by photographer Atul Kasbekar in association with Tring India sent more than 20,000 kits to over 50 hospitals across the country.
Vidya Balan, Dia Mirza, Sonakshi Sinha provide PPE kits to health workers
Mumbai - 03 Jul 2020 18:16 IST
Film artistes Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Ali Fazal, Dia Mirza, Vir Das and Richa Chadha, amongst others, came together to send out 20,000+ PPE (personal protection equipment) kits to over 50 hospitals across the country for frontline health workers who are battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initiative started by photographer Atul Kasbekar in association with Tring India was inspired by producer Manish Mundra's decision to donate PPE kits to health workers.
Hailing health workers for their sacrifices in this difficult time, Kasbekar shared a video in which Vidya, Sinha, Mirza, cricketer Harbhajan Singh and commentator Harsha Bhogle expressed their gratitude for their relentless work.
Inspired by the amazing work by @ManMundra I started a PPE drive wt @TringIndia to support our frontline health workers— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) July 1, 2020
We’re wrapping up the activity today on #InternationalDoctorsDay
20,000+ kits sent out to over 50+ hospitals/ india
Thx to all donors for ur support pic.twitter.com/RpBqZxheuM
The team sent out the PPE kits to over 50 hospitals across the country to ensure that their staff are equipped with protective gear at all times.
“While all of us are safe at home under lockdown, it’s important that we celebrate them today and value them for the incredible and strenuous work they have been putting in for over 100 days now," Kasbekar said in his press statement.
"Our entire perception of heroism has altered in these times. When we started the initiative, it was the need of the hour. While government officials are doing their best, it is also the duty of citizens to step up in whatever way they can. A bunch of us came together and Manish [Mundra] has been a big help through the process, guiding us to those in need.”