Designer Anavila Misra, known for her play with linen and revolutionising the Indian sari, has always believed that it’s extremely important for all of us to grow together and empower the communities we live in. Her core belief of ‘being one with the environment’ forms the foundation of her brand.
Anavila and her team have donated masks to the Post Master General of Mumbai for the local postmen and women who have been serving us tirelessly through the lockdown. She delivered the first batch of 200 masks on Friday at her local post office in Khar and will continue to make more.
Anavila adds, “We have been using the Indian postal service since the very beginning to deliver our fabrics and receive work from remote clusters of India. They have been an integral part of our brand and it’s indeed humbling to be of some service to the frontline warriors of Indian postal service who have shown utmost commitment towards the Nation and its people during these difficult times.
Our masks are made of linen with an inner layer of soft mulmul. They can be washed and reused. The elastic is covered with soft cotton for additional comfort.”
Swati Pandey, the Postmaster-General, Mumbai says, “Though 36 members of the postal fraternity were diagnosed COVID Positive and 5 of them succumbed to the virus, the Corona Warriors of India Post are braving it out dauntless, by delivering more than 24000 kilos of medical equipment and PPE kits to the hospitals and medical units.
During the lockdown phase, the Corona Warriors of India Post Mumbai delivered more than a pension value of 57,96,4390 INR to the senior citizens, most of them to the doorsteps of the pensioners in order to ensure complete quarantine to them.
We empathized with the migrant workers and helped them to transfer money instantly to their families in Bihar, UP and West Bengal through the Aadhar Enabled Payment System service of India Post Payment Bank. We at India Post, Mumbai are working tirelessly to ensure prompt and unabated service to individuals amid COVID 19.”