Good samaritan Hrithik Roshan to raise funds for J-K Flood victims
Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has taken to crowd-funding site Ketto Foundation to raise funds for 200 survival kits for the victims of floods in Jammu and Kashmir. The proceeds will go to Care India which will utilise it to disperse amenities to the affected families.entertainment Updated: Sep 13, 2014 18:06 IST
Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has joined hands with an NGO to help raise funds for the victims of floods in Jammu and Kashmir. The 40-year-old Krrish 3 star has taken to
crowd-funding site Ketto foundation to raise funds for 200 survival kits. The proceeds will go to Care India who will be utilising the same to disperse amenities to the affected families and individuals in J-K.
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The kits would include basic amenities for survival such as tarpaulin, mats, hygiene kit (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary napkins and disinfectants soaps) and blankets.
In an open letter, Hrithik, who played a Kashmiri boy in 2000 film Mission Kashmir, pledged his support to the cause and also requested people to be a part of the endeavour. "Having been to J&K multiple times and having shot numerous films there I know the challenges the people will be facing given this devastation. I want to do something to help them. And I know there are people just like me, who want to help too.
"Let us raise funds for the people of Kashmir together. Let us stand by our countrymen and do whatever we can to help them deal with their losses. We can help them gradually rebuild their homes and their lives. We can make a difference together," Hrithik said.
Actor Kunal Kapoor has earlier partnered with the NGO for the same.
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First Published: Sep 13, 2014 17:07 IST