Help is pouring in from all quarters for Dabbawalas, whose plight was highlighted on Monday. Cabinet minister of maharashtra Aslam Sheikh For the Congress, which is also the patron minister for it Mumbai The city distributed dry ration kits among 2,500 Mumbai Dabbawala Earth Green Green Again (Mega) with the help of the organization. Sheikh wrote a letter to the Chief Minister on Tuesday Uddhav Thackeray And deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar Financial assistance of Rs 2,000 per month for 5,000 Dabbawalas.
“I requested government support for Dabbawalas similar to the support given to construction workers. The Dabbawalas’ organization has made this demand. I consider him the second lifeline of Mumbai. He never delayed the meal. Be it rain or shine, these warriors kept on going. They have made records and people have learned management skills from them. We are not going to disappoint them.
He said that he has worked with Bollywood actors Sunil Shetty and Sanjay Dutt to raise funds. In response to Sheikh’s appeal, Shetty’s tweet read, “Growing up in Mumbai, I have seen him as the lifeline of food services … and I’m with you on this.” Shetty is ready to raise funds through his NGO Children Save the Children ‘.
Dutt also tweeted, “Dabbawale has been serving us for decades and bringing food for so many Mumbaikars. Now is the time when we should come forward and support them! ”
Other NGOs have also stepped in on the occasion. Shishir Joshi, the founder and CEO of Project Mumbai, has committed to provide them ration. He said, “We have reached out to them and will send help when needed.”
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Mirror readers also specifically sought contact details of Dabbawalas and job offers for some of them.
On Monday, Vitthal Duke, depicted in the story, told the Mirror that many people had come forward to help.
Ramdas Karvande, president of Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers, visited Mumbai on Monday to meet Sheikh. He said, ‘We put before him our demand of Rs 2,000. From the ration we have received, we can last a fortnight.
The Mirror reported on Monday how Dabbawale was living with his hand in his mouth after the service was stopped due to the epidemic.
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