During the coronavirus lockdown, many of the daily workers are struggling without a job as well as food. Many celebrities have come forward to take care of the people in distress.
Actress Rakul Preet Singh and her family have pledged to support around 200 families with meals. The families are from a slum area near her Gurugram house. Rakul said that the meals are being cooked in her apartment complex and is being sent to the needy families that are hit hard by the lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.
In an interview, Rakul said, “My dad figured this entire slum where people are completely right now out of their basics. We are facilitating two meals a day for all those people and we have decided to do it till the time the lockdown is in place. If the lockdown gets pushed further, I will keep doing that. For now, I have committed till the month of April and then we will see depending on the situation. The food would be cooked at a place in my society and will be sent out to those people.”
She added, “It is very important to understand that many of us are privileged. We have a house, help, food, ability to stack up in case of emergency but this is when you give it to society. For me, nothing can give me more happiness than the smiles on these people’s faces when they will eat their meal. And that will make me extremely happy. So that’s my way of expressing my gratitude for everything I have and it is a very small effort. Whoever can make a difference should, because I truly believe in giving back to society.”