GUWAHATI: The women welfare wing of AAI (Airports Authority of India) -Kalyanmayee, which includes female employees and their family members, has also come up for helping the needy people in their fight against coronavirus. Kalyanmayee members at Guwahati and other NER airports are collecting unused cloth, bed sheets and similar materials for making masks. They are making masks from house hold cloth and have targeted to prepare about 10,000 masks which will be distributed almost free to the needy ones including maids, cleaning staffs, security guards, taxi drivers, e-rickshaw drivers, hawkers etc.
About 3,000 masks are already stocked and these masks have been prepared by the self-help groups. These self-help groups especially ladies have tailored clothes and made masks for Kalyanmayee.
Through this initiative we have provided employment opportunity to the self-employed – helping groups and masks are made in supervision of Kalyanmayee members maintaining all hygiene practices. AAI has prepared these masks with minimum cost and will be distributed free of cost to needy people and if required more numbers of such masks will be prepared considering the outbreak of COVID-19 in the region as well as the country. Two masks will be provided to each person. Each and every person entering in Airport premises and even Airport colony will be insisted politely to wear mask.