BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Unlike other Poila Baishakh i.e. Bengali New Year, 2020 will forever remain etched in our memory for the reason we all know. This year, a major time we stayed at home, while the health professionals and other essential workers battled it on field to fight with the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Tollywood A-list actress and Jadavpur MP Mimi Chakraborty, too, is staying at home. However, the actress-turned-politician is making sure she takes care of her constituency from indoors. So, Mimi is coordinating from home with her team, who have delivered masks and sanitisers to the people to the Sonarpur.
Then, Mimi even reached out to Cha Kaku aka Mridul Deb, who was mercilessly trolled on Janta Curfew day. She helped him financially and also helped him with ration and took care of his son’s education.
And on Poila Baishakh, Mimi did something special. Apart from doing the puja, Mimi today made 120 kids smile and in a completely different way. On Bengali New Year, Mimi sent clothes, and food items to 120 specially-abled kids and children who have HIV of Sonarpur’s Langalberia Anandaghar Foundation. That’s not all. Mimi spoke to the kids via video conference and promised them that after the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown is lifted, she will pay these children a visit.
Now, the kids were on cloud nine to see their favourite actress on the laptop and gleefully spoke to her. In this endeavour, Rashid Munir Ali Khan, SP, 24 Parganas and Indrajit Basu, additional SP, among other dignitaries were present.
On Poila Baishak, Arindam Sil’s short film Jhhar Themey Jaabe Ekdin, which raises awareness about COVID-19 pandemic and is an initiative of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee was also released online. Mimi has acted in the short film alongside other Tollywood actors.
The actress also took to her Instagram account to wish all on Poila Baishak and also urged all to stay at home. The MP said it is a difficult time for all and once again saluted the health professionals and essential service workers for their selfless work and also thanked the media professionals in her video. The Bojhena Shey Bojhena actress has been constantly raising awareness about coronavirus through her social media campaigns and even showed her fans how to make a mask at home.
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