Coronavirus warriors: Producers Guild of India and others launch ‘Mission Suraksha’

ST STAFF
Saturday, 18 April 2020

Kulmeet Makkar, Chief Executive Officer of Producers Guild of India in a statement said, “This initiative is to express our gratitude to the Mumbai Police force by offering basic comfort to the frontline force and also safety and care for our women police during the long working hours under these tough conditions.”

Bollywood has already come forward to lend a helping hand for the coronavirus warriors who have been risking their lives to protect all from the deadly COVID-19 infection. With many celebrities joining hands to battle the coronavirus, Producers Guild of India, too, has joined the bandwagon.

As a gesture of gratitude, the Producers Guild of India has associated with Mission Suraksha, an initiative launched by Filmmakers for Frontline Care, Project Mumbai and Ketan Rawal for a noble cause. These associations have come together to protect the caretakers – women police. According to the initiative, they have provided tents and vanity vans to the female police officers.

In a tweet, Producers Guild of India wrote, “We are delighted to launch ‘Mission Suraksha’ to protect our caregivers, especially women cops on bandobast duty. Fully used tents and vanity vans used by cinestars have been provided at 22 key locations as restrooms for breaktime.”

Kulmeet Makkar, Chief Executive Officer of Producers Guild of India in a statement said, “This initiative is to express our gratitude to the Mumbai Police force by offering basic comfort to the frontline force and also safety and care for our women police during the long working hours under these tough conditions.”

 

 

Directors and Producers including Sudhir Mishra, Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap, recently raised concerns over the impact of the nationwide lockdown on the daily wage workers.

Many film bodies in India such as Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE), Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) and GUILD has decided to put all productions on hold.

The pandemic has made the privileged generous, and many groups and associations from the film industry have come forward to support not just the police but daily wagers in the industry too.

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