Mumbai has been in lockdown for over two weeks as the city continues to see an increase in Covid-19 incidents. All frontline staff in the area, such as medical and police personnel, BMC workers, and cleaners, have been on their toes during the lockdown, as they keep the city running during such difficult times.Salman Khan went out today to give all of these frontline staff refreshments and meals, and a video of the event has gone viral.
Rahul Kanal, a core committee member of the Shiv Sena's youth wing, Yuva Sena, who has been conducting this operation, told that the actor came down today to check the quality of food that has been sent to the frontline heroes.
Rahul said, “Salman bhai has immense respect for frontline workers. His mother even sends handmade tiffin for the police personnel that has been stationed outside his house on security duty. So Salman bhai thought since the lockdown is going on and these workers are on duty 24/7, we should start sending food packets for them and try and make it easier for them.”
He further added, “We were at Bhaijaanz Kitchen today where the snacks are being prepared. We have sent out 5,000 packets on Sunday. For now we are sending these food packets from Byculla to Juhu and Bandra East to BKC, even at the jumbo Covid facility. In the coming days, double number of packets will go out.”
Salman Khan started a "Being Haangryy" van to distribute rations to migrant workers stranded in the city without work when India was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic for the first time last year.