Ayushmann Khurrana Vows To Empower Women Rag Pickers To Be Self-Reliant This Raksha Bandhan

As Rakshabandhan is around the corner, Article 15 actor Ayushmann Khurrana helps empower women rag pickers belonging to a Delhi based NGO. Read to know how the actor is contributing to the cause

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Ayushmann Khurrana Vows To Empower Women Rag Pickers To Be Self-Reliant This Raksha Bandhan
Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana is empowering women rag pickers in New Delhi this Raksha Bandhan. Ayushmann and Tahira have for years supported this non-profit organisation, Gulmeher, that looks to make underprivileged women self-reliant by fuelling their inner passion in arts and crafts. It is a women's collective of waste-pickers turned artisans. The NGO works with about 200 women rag pickers and this contribution will help them look after themselves and their families.

The women of Gulmeher have taken it upon themselves to make and sell Rakhis this year, proceeds of which will go towards their own well-being and sustenance. Ayushmann has lent his support yet again to the cause and is trying to bring in as much attention as possible for them.

Article 15 actor shares, "Tahira and I are deeply and emotionally invested in Gulmeher. The organisation is doing outstanding work to support this needy segment of the population in Delhi. With the pandemic, they are most at risk and are also economically vulnerable. Their flow of income has been impacted greatly.”

He further adds, "Rakhi symbolises love and a bond between brothers and sisters. Them making Rakhis for the fellow citizens of our country to buy and support their cause symbolises a celebration of self-reliance. Let’s support our fellow brothers and sisters. We want to empower them so that they can have various avenues to generate income & support their families. We feel that’s a step in the right direction.”

Rakshabandhan will be celebrated in India and by Indians across the world on August 3, 2020.

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