Coronavirus outbreak: Film artistes stand by masses, destitute artistes

Film artistes and associations have come to the aid of the destitute artistes and low income people amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association, Young Star and artistes including Moushumi, Omor Sani, Apu Bishwas and others have taken initiatives to help the marginalised people.

Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association have distributed food and essential supplies among destitute artistes. Besides, the association plans to provide financial assistance to the artistes.

Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association general secretary Zayed Khan said, ‘We had already distributed food among 200 families of destitute artistes. Actor Ananta Jalil supported us by providing the transportation facility.’

‘We also have plans to give financial assistance to some families. We will continue to provide financial assistance and food until the situation improves,’ said Zayed Khan.

On Friday, Moushumi and Omor Sani, through their fan club, handed over essential food items along with hand sanitizers and masks to 150 people.

Omor Sani said, ‘There are many underprivileged people in the society, who cannot eat anything if they do not work. We tried to do something for them.’

‘I urge all to come forward in the aid of the poor. We can make a humanitarian world through helping others. May Almighty save us all from this pandemic,’ Sani added.

In this dreadful time of corona pandemic, Apu Biswas distributed necessary supplies among the poor on Friday. She handed over bags of goods to the low-income people including rickshaw pullers at Bashundhara residential area.

Through a video message posted on her facebook page, Apu said, ‘The whole world is going through a critical time. We should work together to prevent the spread of the deadly virus and help the hapless people around us. I have tried to stand beside the marginalised people by providing supplies to almost a hundred people.’

A group of nine young artistes namely ‘Young Star’ distributed food and essential supplies among the helpless people at Aftabnagar and Rampura bridge area on Friday.

They distributed 200 bags of supplies comprising rice, pulses, onions, potatoes, oil, salt, masks and hand gloves.

Film artistes Joy Chowdhury, Nadeem, Bipasha Kabir, Achal, Shirin Shila, Romana Nir, Zara Tyra and Sarkar Majumder distributed the goods. (Source: New Age)

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