Hubballi / Dharwad

Pandemic times: 260 HPVA members receive food kits

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Hubballi: The Covid-19 pandemic is creating havoc. The second wave has marred many fields, sectors and industries, hundreds and thousands of families dependent on these sectors facing tough times. Among those, photographers and videographers are the worst affected.

Many events including marriages, social events, political events and other auspicious events either postponed or cancelled because of the rapid spreading of the novel Coronavirus. The photographers and videographers who were solely dependent on this business were finding it difficult to meet both ends because of lockdown and strict imposition of Covid rules. They forced to close their business establishments.

An HPVA member receiving a food kit, DC Nitesh Patil, Industrialists Vivek, Prakash Kannur and HPVA president Kiran Bakale are seen.

Unable to find another job, many photographers were staring at the government for help. But the president of Hubli Photo and Videographers Association Kiran Bakale did not disappoint them, he is doing his best to support his association members, and he has been arranging food kits with the help of donors and his active work and helping nature allowed the hundreds of families at least manage the show for the time being.

He has been fighting with the government to announce a special package to his community who suffered the most, but the government yet to listen to his plea.

On Friday, Industrialists Vivek and Prakash Kannur came to the rescue of these videographers and photographers and they helped the distressed photographers by providing food kits. 260 members of the association received the help.

Deputy Commissioner Nitesh Patil also graced the occasion. He and the industrialists distributed the kit.

Dinesh Dabade, Anil Turmari, Jayesh Irkal, Anand Rajolli, Ravindra Katigar, Vijay Meharwade, Prakash Basava, Praveen Hanagi, Shivanand Halijol, Vajir, Rasheed, Ravi Pattan, and other photographers were present on the occasion.


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