In a heartwarming gesture, Ayushman Khurrana and his wife Tahira Kashyap have announced a commitment to support Delhi women ragpickers, as the lockdown has hugely impacted them financially.
With the support of a non-profit organization known as Gulmeher, the couple will take this great initiative forward. The organization, which looks after 200 such women who are ragpickers, will use Ayushmann and Tahira’s donation to help these women to look after their families.
While sharing the details, Ayushmann said in an interview:
“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.”
Tahira Kashyap also made a very important point about how we support each other in this moment of crisis will define us as a nation.
“How we support our fellow citizens of the country at this hour will define us as human beings and Ayushmann and I are doing our bit to support these wonderful women who are braving the coronavirus impact.
We are doing whatever it takes for them to support their families and stay at home with them. Due to their financial instability they are at serious risk because even a single day without earning throws their life out of gear.
Ayushmann and I are ensuring we stand with them and support them at this time.”
Along with Ayushman and Tahira, many celebrities and social workers like Sudha Murthy have come forward to donate money to the needy during these testing times.
When it comes to helping the nation in the fight against coronavirus, even, our kids are no far behind. Recently, a 7-year-old boy from Mizoram broke his piggy bank to donate all his earnings of Rs. 333 to his village task force to fight against COVID-19.
At IFORHER, we applaud Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap for picking up such a great initiative. The community of rag-pickers is very easily ignored or forgotten about, and any support to these women in this crisis is much needed!