Filmmaker Aditya Chopra has launched the ‘Saathi Card,’ which would provide health insurance, a school fee allowance, and ration supplies to the industry’s daily wage labourers and their families, among other advantages.
Aditya has launched the Saathi Card, modelled after an international policy concept – “universal basic support” under The Yash Chopra Foundation, to provide health insurance, school fee allowance, ration supply, annual health check ups, and other benefits to the industry’s daily wage earners and their families, beyond just a response to Covid-19.
Akshaye Widhani, Senior Vice President of YRF, said: “At Yash Raj Films we believe not just about reactively donating but it is rather a more strategic thought process and plan of action to create sustainable impact in the lives of our beneficiaries.”
The card is available to anyone who is a registered member of the Hindi Film Federation in Mumbai, is 35 years old or older, and has at least one direct dependent.
Health insurance up to Rs 2 lakh, free yearly check-ups, and discounts on prescription costs and treatment services would all be available to cardholders. Individuals who register can use the card to help support their children’s education by receiving a YRF allowance for school fees, stationery, and uniforms. They can also buy ration supplies using the card.