Ministry of Home Affairs in its recent guidelines on COVID-19 management made it compulsory to wear masks at all-times at work or in public spaces and gatherings. The First Lady Savita Kovind has also supported this initiative and led by example. She showed her support by stitching face masks at Shakti Haat in the President’s Estate. These masks will be distributed at various shelter homes of Delhi Urban Shelter.
Delhi: First Lady Savita Kovind stitched face masks at Shakti Haat in the President’s Estate. The masks stitched at Shakti Haat are being distributed at various shelter homes of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (22.04.2020) pic.twitter.com/CwtLvnqht6
— ANI (@ANI) April 22, 2020
On Wednesday, she started stitching the face masks at Shakti Haat in the President’s Estate. In this process, she was first seen covering her face with a red colour cloth mask before stitching other masks. By stitching these masks, the First Lady has given us the message that we can fight this coronavirus pandemic together.
Netizens have poured in praise for the first lady Savita Kovind’s gesture.
First Lady stitching masks for shelter homes 😊https://t.co/KGzkLIzjeZ
— Liz Mathew (@MathewLiz) April 23, 2020
Leading from Front !
The First Lady of India, Smt Savita Kovind contributes in Nation's fight against #COVID19 by stitching face #masks at #ShaktiHaat in President's estate.
The masks stitched are being distributed at various shelter homes of Delhi. #IndiaFightsCorona 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/gZMnoQ3O0G
— Sonal Goel IAS (@sonalgoelias) April 23, 2020
By stitching these masks, the First Lady has given us the message that we can fight this coronavirus pandemic together.
More about Savita Kovind
Savita Kovind is the wife of the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. Savita Kovind’s parents were from Lahore, present-day Pakistan, moved to India after the partition in 1947 and settled in South Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar. The first lady is a former employee in Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). She worked there as a telephone operator and eventually got promoted to the post of Chief Section Supervisor before taking voluntary retirement. She has a son and a daughter.
As the spouse of the governor of Bihar, she was well known for her social work. Now, as the first lady she is the official hostesses of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Savita Kovind has been the First Lady of India since July 2017.
Earlier, Smriti Irani also picked up her “sui-dhaaga” to teach how to make cloth masks after the government advised citizens to use them. In her photo tutorial, Irani shows how to make a mask to protect oneself from COVID-19 in four simple steps.
Smriti Zubin Irani is serving in the cabinet of Prime Minister Modi as Minister of Textiles and was given additional charge as Minister of Women and Child Development in the second cabinet of Modi since May 2019.
Avleen Kaur Narang is an intern with SheThePeople.TV