Kunal Kapoor to raise money for the rehabilitation of paraplegics
Kunal Kapoor has tied up with IPL team Rising Pune Super Giants to raise money for the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre.Updated: Apr 29, 2017 07:23 IST
Kunal Kapoor has always been known to back a good cause, whether it is raising money for the victims of the Nepal earthquake or people suffering from cancer. The actor has now focused his attention on raising funds for our soldiers.
Kunal’s crowdfunding platform, Ketto had started a campaign after the Uri attacks to raise money for the family of soldiers and had successfully ended up raising over 50 lacs. The actor has now taken his commitment to help soldiers of the army a step further.
A source reveals, “Kunal has collaborated with the IPL team, Rising Pune super Giants to raise money for the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC) and the campaign is called Shukriyasoldier. PRC is a rehabilitation centre for defence forces that are medically boarded out i.e. retired from service due to spinal cord injury while serving the Nation. Though, wheelchair bound, these soldiers have not let their disabilities come in the way of their achievement. There are paraplegic soldiers that have won medals at national and international events in various sports”.
Men in black 😎 By far, one of the coolest people I have ever met! Being on wheelchair for 40 years hasn't affected his zest for life. Warm, funny, inquisitive and a man who has a poem for every occasion, meet 77-year-old Naib Subedar Bhopal Singh. He served the Indian Army for 22 years and took part in three wars in the years 1962, 1965 & 1971 before an unfortunate spinal cord injury got him medically boarded out. That did nt stop this para-athlete from winning gold medals in shot-put and javelin throw at the national level. Ketto and Rising Pune Supergiant have initiated an online campaign to support soldiers like Bhopal singh. You can be part of this wonderful campaign and get a chance to win tickets, merchandise and meet your favourite cricketers. Find out more about #SupergiantsForSoldiers initiative here: risingpunesupergiant.ketto.org @kettoindia @punesupergiants @jatinkampani
Talking about it, Kunal says, “I went to the PRC and came back incredibly inspired by the soldiers and the work that the organisation is doing. These soldiers have not let their disabilities and the challenges that they faced, stop them from achieving amazing things. They are real life superheroes and I think it’s important that their stories reach out to people”.
First Published: Apr 28, 2017 19:26 IST