Coronavirus India: Yash Raj Films comes forward to support thousands of daily wage earners

ST Staff
Friday, 3 April 2020

“YRF wants to ensure that this workforce is provided for at this crucial time of need with the basic means to sustain themselves and also look after their families,” said an industry source.

Yash Raj Films (YRF) has pledged to support the daily wage earners of the Hindi film industry during the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit India hard. It includes people from the setting department, carpenters, lighting, junior artists, spots, etc.

The daily earning people have been the most affected, economically, due to the stopping of all work during the lockdown. 

“YRF wants to ensure that this workforce is provided for at this crucial time of need with the basic means to sustain themselves and also look after their families,” said an industry source.

YRF is reaching out to thousands of daily wage earners of the industry and their families who are in critical need of support. It has already collected details of their bank accounts. 

“The Yash Chopra Foundation will be crediting the donation directly into the banks of these people in dire need so that the money reaches this section quickly and the process is more efficient. 

YRF is committed to helping as many vulnerable people as possible to ensure the neediest workers in the critical financial state from the industry stay protected. In the first phase of the support, YRF will be paying Rs 1.5 crore to these workers and their families,” adds the source. 
 

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