Mumbai-based fashion designer Anavila Mishra on Monday donated a mask to Mumbai's Postmaster General to support local postmen and women who are working tirelessly through a coronavirus-led lockdown. Mishra and his team delivered the first batch of 200 masks last week at its local post office in Khar Para and will continue to make even more.
Read the designer's statement on Instagram, "We have been using the Indian Postal Service from the beginning to deliver our textiles and get work from remote clusters in India. "They have been an integral part of our brand and it is indeed a privilege to serve some of the frontline fighters of the Indian Postal Service who have shown full commitment to the nation and its people in these difficult times."
The mask, which is washable and reusable, is made from cotton cloth and lined with a soft muslin like the inner layer. Swami Pandey, Postmaster General, Mumbai, said 36 members of the postal comrades were diagnosed with Kovid-19 and five of them were infected with the virus, but the Corona fighters of Bharat Post are torturing the epidemic by distributing more than 24,000 kg. Medical devices and PPE kits to hospitals and medical units.
During the lockdown phase, Corona fighters from Bharat Post Mumbai paid senior citizens Rs. Delivered more than the pension value of Rs 57,96,4390, most of them to the doorsteps of pensioners to ensure their full compatibility.
"We sympathize with the migrant workers and have helped their families in Bihar, UP and West Bengal to make immediate transfers through India Post Payment Bank's Aadhaar enabled payment system service. "We are working tirelessly to ensure prompt and uninterrupted service to individuals between COVID-1am at India Post, Mumbai," added Power.
Earlier, designers Anita Dongre and Masaba Gupta also designed masks to contribute to India’s fight against the virus.
Masaba, the designer behind Houseabaf Masaba, took to her Instagram in mid-April to launch her initiative Masaba. He shared some photos of the non-surgical mask, which reads, “Following the current epidemic and lockdown across the country, changing gears for a while, all operations in the House of Masaba came to a standstill. It is infallible to do at this stage because of this loss, I hope to continue my chin by doing my bit to help my country instead at this time. "
The designer further said, “We have started production of surgical non-surgical non-masks for donation in the manufacturing facility keeping in view all the hygiene and safety standards. This mask is washable and reusable. The masks are being made from fabric that was for wear at one of our manufacturer sellers. The team is small – 3 workers who live in quarantine at the same facility and we make sure the workers are paid, and taken care of. "
Anita is not only making masks and donating them, but also donating Rs 1.5 crore to the medical fund in the fight against Kovid-19. The money will go to a medical fund to support small vendors and self-employed artisans who work with it in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak. In March, the designer went on his Instagram and released a statement, “A lot has changed in the last few days. … Among those most affected by these changes are small vendors and self-employed artisans who contribute to the work you like and appreciate. ”
The statement continued, “Given the pace of the crisis, we know that many people will not have the resources to cover a potential medical crisis. It is for this reason that Anita Dongar has decided to raise a dedicated fund of Rs 15 crore to support the Foundation's medical treatment in these troubled times. ”
(With inputs from PTI)
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