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Jacqueline Fernandez adopts two village in Maharashtra, to sponsor food for over 1500 people

Jacqueline Fernandez has adopted two Maharashtra villages - Pathardi and Sakur. She will take care of the food requirements for over 1500 people for three years.

Jacqueline Fernandez celebrated her birthday on 11th August with a kind gesture. The actor decided to give back to society by adopting two villages in Maharashtra-Pathardi and Sakur for three years. She will be responsible for taking care of food requirements for over 1,550 people in these villages.

In her conversation with The Times Of India, Jacqueline shared that she will be sponsoring their food supplies as most of them suffer from malnutrition. “This has been on my mind for a while now. It has also been a difficult year for everyone due to the ongoing pandemic. Some of us have been lucky, but a section of the society has been struggling even for basic necessities,” she said.

Elaborating about the initiative, Jacqueline said, “Around 1,550 people will be looked after as a part of this project. People from the villages, including caregivers and children, will be screened for malnutrition. Awareness sessions will also be held for them. We plan to provide information and support to 150 women to enable them to take care of newborn babies, and seven frontline workers will be given training and on-the-job assistance.”

“We plan to track the health of 20 families, who will be provided with the means to overcome malnutrition, and 20 women will receive support from conception till childbirth to ensure that they are healthy. Also, 20 children will be treated for malnutrition, and 20 kitchen gardens will be set up in the villages. Giving back to society is something that my parents have taught me, and they were extremely supportive of this decision of mine,” she added.

Jacqueline Fernandez was last seen in a lockdown music video “Tere Bina” starring  Salman Khan. The video was shot at the latter’s Panvel Farmhouse where he was quarantining together with his friends and family. Meanwhile, Jacqueline will next be seen in Lakshya Raj Anand’s Attack. The movie will mark her onscreen reunion with Dishoom co-star John Abraham. 

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