Mumbai [Maharashtra], May 4 (FeedsIndia): Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in India’s second wave, YRF a.k.a Yash Raj Films Chairman Aditya Chopra has vowed to vaccinate the entire Hindi film industry’s daily workforce.
YRF has asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allow the company to purchase 30,000 COVID-19 vaccines and cover all costs associated with the immunisation programme for these employees, according to a statement.
Akshaye Widhani senior Vice President of YRF said in a statement, “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. Yash Raj Films, through The Yash Chopra Foundation, would like to offer its support in this regard.”
It further adds, “We have sent a request to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra to allocate and allow us to purchase COVID-19 vaccines for 30,000 registered workers, who are members of the film industry’s federation in Mumbai at the earliest.”
“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 the entire required infrastructure for the immunisation programme. We hope our kind request is approved which will enable our members to be safe and also get them back to work at the earliest,” it reads.
YRF went on to say that once the workers have been vaccinated, they will return to their jobs and the company will continue to operate without any interruptions.
“This vaccination set up is necessary to fight not only the deadly disease but also to fight against the dropping economy of the state. Let us all together join hands and eradicate this disease, poverty and unemployment from Maharashtra,” the statement read.
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