Ration kits being distributed to folk artistes in Jaisalmer on Wednesday.
JAISALMER: Bollywood music composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have come forward to help local Manganiyar folk artistes who are facing problems due to the corona pandemic.
The hotels, restaurants and other tourist places are closed and the artistes are unable to earn their livelihood. Understanding their pain, the Merchant brothers have arranged around 200 food and ration packets for the folk artistes. These were distributed by the Gunasar Lok Sansthan in many villages in the district. The efforts were highly appreciated by the Manganiyar community.
Sansthan president Baksh Khan said Salim and Sulaiman have done programmes with Manganiyar folk artistes in India and abroad and have great attachment with them. They often come to Jaisalmer and take part in many programmes of these artistes.
When these brothers came to know about the problems being faced by these folk artistes, through Zariya Foundation, they provided 200 ration kits. The Sansthan distributed 87 packets at Lakhe Ki Dhani and 113 kits by going to the villages. The kit contains 7kg rice and wheat flour, 2kg sugar, 1kg pulses, 1litre oil along with chilli powder, salt and turmeric.