Yash Raj Films requests Maharashtra CM to help then vaccinate 30,000 cine workers


In a bid to guarantee cine workers security amid the rising circumstances of Covid-19, Yash Raj Films, one of many main manufacturing home within the nation, has taken the onus on itself to vaccinate 30,000 members of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE).

In a letter to the FWICE, Yash Raj Films (YRF) mentioned they’ve despatched a request to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allocate and permit them to buy Covid-19 vaccines for these registered workers, who’re members of the federation right here.

The FWICE has a complete of two.5 lakh registered workers.

In the letter, dated May 1, Akshaye Widhani, Senior Vice President, YRF, mentioned the manufacturing banner, by way of The Yash Chopra Foundation, has supplied their assist to each day wage workers.

“With the film industry going through an unprecedented time there is an urgent need to restart at the earliest so that thousands of workers can start earning their livelihood again and protect their families,” the letter learn.

“The Yash Chopra Foundation will bear all other costs too associated with vaccinating the workers such as raising awareness, transportation of workers and setting up of all the required infrastructure for the immunisation program,” it additional mentioned.

B N Tiwari, President of the FWICE, mentioned the movie physique is grateful to the manufacturing home for eager about the security of the workers amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

“It is a good initiative that they have taken for our workers, who are working now following all the protocols because they need to earn bread and butter. With the vaccine it will be safe for them to continue working without any fear,” Tiwari informed PTI, including the workers are in dire want of monetary help too as not all of them are getting the chance to work.

With reference to the letter despatched by YRF, the FWICE has additionally appealed to Thackeray to present vaccines for the artistes, workers and technicians of the movie trade.

“We request you to kindly please contemplate the request of Yash Raj Films and supply vaccines for round 30,000 workers. FWICE shall additionally lengthen all its assist and cooperation to make this vaccination drive a hit.

“Once the vaccination is done, our members can resume their respective work and the industry may continue to function without any fear,” FWICE mentioned in a letter to the CM.

The Maharashtra authorities had final month introduced all shootings stand suspended to curtail the unfold of the an infection within the state.

Currently, few TV reveals and movie shoots are occurring outdoors Maharashtra.

On Monday, Maharashtra reported 48,621 new COVID-19 circumstances and 567 deaths.

Last 12 months, many movie personalities together with Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Rohit Shetty, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, amongst others had supplied monetary help to the workers throughout the pandemic-induced nationwide lockdown.


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