Akhilesh Appoints Nawazuddin Siddiqui as UP’s Farmer Yojana Brand Ambassador

After roping in Bollywood actress Vidya Balan appointed as the face of Samajwadi Pension Yojana, the UP government on Wednesday, 14th September, 2016 appointed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the brand ambassador of the Samajwadi Kisan Bima Yojna.

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav made the declaration at a function at his residence in Lucknow. In this Yojana, many facilities such as cashless treatment upto Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs one lakh for organ resettle have been added.

Akhilesh Yadav said with actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui providing his name to the scheme, the government hopes to be able to reach out to a larger audience, and provide insurance cover to farmers.

Akhilesh Appoints Nawazuddin Siddiqui as brand ambassador
Akhilesh Appoints Nawazuddin Siddiqui as brand ambassador

During this function, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui said that, he was happy to be associated with the Samajwadi Kisan Bima Yojna as his forefathers were farmers. He also added that, there was no better way to reconnect with the roots than to spread awareness about the insurance benefits. And he thanked CM Akhilesh Yadav for making him brand ambassador of the scheme.

UP Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar said that the plastic cards, bearing the picture of the chief minister, will be issued to the beneficiaries of this scheme. He also said that the state government had entered into an agreement with four insurance companies for the scheme.

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s latest movie ‘Freaky Ali’ seems to be doing well at the end of first week where it collected more than Rs 10 crore at the box office.

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