Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's NGO Meer Foundation has come forward to help the baby whose video of trying to awaken his dead mother at the Muzaffarpur railway station in Bihar went viral on social media.
The video last week was among the most heart-wrenching images to have emerged out of the massive migrant crisis during the coronavirus-led lockdown in the country.
Shah Rukh on Monday said as someone who understands how it feels to lose one's parents, his support will always be with the child.
The video of the toddler from Bihar went viral on social media last week and Shah Rukh's foundation was quick to trace the child and help him.
MeerFoundation is thankful to all who helped us reach this child, whose heart-wrenching video of trying to wake his mother disturbed all. We are now supporting him and he is under his grandfather's care, the NGO posted on Twitter along with the baby and his brother sitting with their grandparents.
Shah Rukh, 54, thanked people on social media in helping them reach the family of the child. said he understands how it feels to lose a parent and his love and support will always be there with the little one .
Thank you all for getting us in touch with the little one. We all pray he finds the strength to deal with the most unfortunate loss of a parent. I know how it feels...Our love and support are with you baby, he tweeted.
The actor, through his foundation and various companies, has been helping people with low income, daily wage workers, and frontline warriors as India fights the pandemic.
He recently announced a series of initiatives to help those affected by Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal.
The massive exodus of migrant workers has shone a light on disturbing tales of entire families walking hundreds of kilometers with little children on foot in a seemingly endless march to escape hunger and some dying of starvation even before reaching their destination.
A few deaths, including the 35-year-old woman in the viral video, were reported in the Shramik special trains that the Railways has started to help migrants reach their homes.
Thank you all for getting us in touch with the little one. We all pray he finds strength to deal with the most unfortunate loss of a parent. I know how it feels...Our love and support is with you baby. https://t.co/2Z8aHXzRjb— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 1, 2020
Let the Truth be known. If you read VB and like VB, please be a VB Supporter and Help us deliver the Truth to one and all.
Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government on Tuesday decided to procure cow dung at Rs 2 per kilogram from cattle rearers as part of its 'Gaudhan Nyay Yojana' which will be launched on July 20, coinciding with local Hareli festival, an official said.
The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel here on Tuesday, a government spokesperson said.
The scheme is meant for large scale production of vermicompost in gauthans (dedicated land in villages where cattle are housed) set up under the ambitious 'Narva, Garua, Ghurua aur Bari' scheme of the state government, he said.
"Earlier, a cabinet sub-committee had recommended buying cow dung at Rs 1.50 per kg but the cabinet has fixed the procurement rate at Rs 2 per kg, including transport cost," he said.
The state government has sanctioned construction of nearly 5300 gauthans so far, out of which 2,408 in rural areas and 377 in urban areas have been set up, he said.
In these gauthans, cow and buffalo dung will be procured from cattle owners through gauthan committees and will be utilized for making vermicompost and other products, he added.
The scheme will be launched on Hareli festival, which is celebrated to mark the start of agricultural activities.
The cabinet also approved selling of vermicompost produced under the scheme through cooperative societies to farmers at the rate of Rs 8 per kg, he said.
The cabinet also approved a plan to distribute 5 kg rice per person each month from July to November on ration cards (except for APL category) issued under the Chhattisgarh Food Security Act, in the same way as it is being provided on ration cards under National Food Security Act, he said.
"Likewise, one kg of a gram will be given per month during the same period to ration card holders (except for APL category)under Chhattisgarh Food Security Act," he said.
Besides, the cabinet approved to merge the remaining batch of teachers working under panchayat and urban body departments, who have completed a service period of two years or more, with the school education department from November 1.
The move will benefit 16,278 teachers, he added.
The cabinet also decided to constitute the Indravati Basin Development Authority for development of Indravati river valley in south Chhattisgarh, he said.
The decision to discontinue the Chhattisgarh State Law Commission was also taken in the meeting, he said.