Akshay Kumar made a Rs 2 crore donation for the Assam flood relief work. He did this after being moved by the Assam floods that took the lives of over 90 people and 100s of animals. Rs 1 crore went to the Chief Minister Relief Fund and remaining Rs 1 crore went to the famed Kaziranga National Park.
Mission Mangal actor was the first one amongst those who made big donations to this charitable cause.
Akshay shared his feelings via a tweet and said he was ‘heartbroken’ after seeing the situation.
“I honestly did not feel good when I donated money. But the Chief Minister of Assam called me and told, ‘aapke donation ke baad, bahut saare aur bhi logon ne donation diya’ (After you donated, I am seeing more people donate). Ours is an amazing nation. One just has to start something good and it will create a ripple effect. We need a little push.”
To motivate others to join this cause, he added a photograph of a mother holding on to her child on her shoulders while wading through the flooded waters affected him badly. And captioned it with words,
“There was no expression of sadness or stress on her face. And that’s a dangerous sign. What all she must have gone through that she forgot all her sorrows.”
He even said that he could not let things of such kind happen to his wife or daughter and this is the determination/force that made him donate money.
His reason behind donating half the amount to Kaziranga National Park was,
“I also saw some images of animals like rhinoceros, who were drowning, dying and screaming. We should all come together during such times – regardless of whether you can donate Rs 2 or 5 lakhs. That’s how a country is made. And humanity is all about that. I admit that God has given me a lot of money, so I give away without thinking twice.”
FilmyByte requests it, readers, to do whatever they can to help the victims of Assam Floods. Like Crowdfunding in your localities.