Raipur: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits for use of corona-warriors across Chhattisgarh state.
Khan’s Meer Foundation, known for its philanthropic activities, has made the kits available to the frontline workers.
The Foundation has undertaken remarkable works for the acid attack survivors.
Acknowledging the great actor’s concern for the Covid-19 warriors of his state, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel took to Twitter and stated, “The Meer Foundation, an NGO run by renowned Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, has provided 2,000 PPE kits to Chhattisgarh for fighting COVID 19. I thank the Foundation for this great support for the fight.”
Chhattisgarh Cabinet Minister T S Singh Deo also tweeted. “I express my heartfelt gratitude to @iamsrk& @MeerFoundation for providing PPE kits to protect our frontline warriors. Thanks, @rajshriartist for connecting us and making this possible. Your generosity has inspired many more to protect our healthcare heroes,” he wrote.
Despite his busy schedule, King Khan made no delay in his response to the acknowledgement from the Chief Minister and the Cabinet Minister.
“Sir, we all are trying in whatever capacity we can to help our brothers and sisters to overcome these hard times. Wishing you the best with these endeavours too,” the superstar tweeted.
Earlier, SRK won hearts by his offer of support in India’s fight against the coronavirus. He has contributed to the PM Cares Fund and has also extended financial assistance to Maharashtra, Delhi and West Bengal.
In Mumbai, he offered his private office space to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to convert it into a quarantine facility with necessary facilities.