BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: The entire country is under lockdown and there have been several cases of the needy not getting proper food during this moment of crisis. Diya Aur Baati Hum actor Rishina Kandhari’s husband Vishal Kandhari and Karishma Modi have come up with Punyakarma, a food distribution initiative for the poor.
Talking about the same, the actress says, “My husband and I have always been inclined towards helping others and have helped many social causes and institutions earlier. When Vishal came up with the idea of opening an organization where we could help people in need, I was very proud. We have taken care of the education of all our staff at home and office and are helping to build schools in the interiors of Maharashtra too. We both were devastated by the conditions of the daily wage workers of our area and so we have decided to help them with food supplies and groceries. But people have started panicking and buying things in bulk and the groceries went out of stock. That is when we decided to turn our studio into a kitchen for the underprivileged. We are feeding 3,000 people daily. At the end of the day, when we come back home, I feel satisfied blessed and proud.”
Rishina, who has been seen in Tenali Rama and Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein, says that everyone must do their bit during this time. “It’s very important for everyone to unite and help others. No one person can pull the chariot for long on his own. We, as celebrities, have a boon of taking things one notch higher as the people understand the importance of the social cause done when they hear from their favourite celebs,” she says.