- Chhattisgarh Cabinet Minister T S Singh Deo lauded the actor’s kind gesture
- We are all trying to help our brothers, sisters: Mr. Khan
- The actor had earlier contributed PPE kits to Maharashtra and West Bengal
New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan, the Badshah of Bollywood, has been at the forefront of helping in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. From providing personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to the frontline workers, cooked meals and basic essentials to the needy to contributing to PM Care fund and extending financial aid to states like Maharashtra, West Bengal, and Delhi, the actor has been making sure that the people are well supported to fight the battle. Recently, giving a boost to frontline healthcare workers Mr. Khan provided 2,000 PPE kits to Chhattisgarh through his NGO, Meer Foundation.
Sharing the news on social media and thanking the actor for his generous contribution, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel,
Famous Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan’s NGO Meer Foundation has provided 2,000 PPE kits to Chhattisgarh for its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. I thank you Meer Foundation for the contribution in this huge fight.
सुप्रसिद्ध बॉलीवुड अभिनेता शाहरुख खान द्वारा संचालित एनजीओ मीर फाउंडेशन ने कोविड 19 से लड़ाई के लिए छत्तीसगढ़ को 2 हजार पीपीई किट्स उपलब्ध कराएं हैं।
इस बड़ी लड़ाई में मीर फाउंडेशन के इस योगदान के लिए मैं शुक्रिया अदा करता हूं। pic.twitter.com/NmzjajA83K
— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) October 21, 2020
Chhattisgarh Cabinet Minister T S Singh Deo also tweeted to laud the actor’s kind gesture to help the frontline warriors. He wrote,
I express my heartfelt gratitude to @iamsrk& @MeerFoundation for providing PPE kits to protect our frontline warriors. Thanks, @rajshriartistfor connecting us and making this possible. Your generosity has inspired many more to protect our healthcare heroes.
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. pic.twitter.com/SL47SjwzsI
— T S Singhdeo (@TS_SinghDeo) October 22, 2020
Always ready to help, the ‘Don’ actor took to Twitter in response and said,
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.
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 endeavors too. https://t.co/pZT3kv7yle
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 22, 2020
Since the nationwide lockdown, the actor has been active on his social media, reaching out to various government authorities and contributing in whichever way he can. The ‘Raees’ actor has also urged his fans to come forward to help the healthcare workers during the tough time. He had earlier tweeted,
Let’s support the brave health officials and medical teams that are leading the fight against the coronavirus by contributing towards supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE). A little help can go a long way.
Let’s support the brave health officials and medical teams that are leading the fight against the coronavirus by contributing towards supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE). A little help can go a long way. @MeerFoundationhttps://t.co/zfUWD5GnrD https://t.co/qMG39nau8B
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 14, 2020
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