SRK raises Rs 3.92 cr for environment
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has lead actors and corporate houses in donating a total of Rs 3.92 crore and adopting 157 villages across India as a part of their green pledge.entertainment Updated: Mar 09, 2010 21:08 IST
Khan, who adopted five villages last year reaffirmed his commitment to the environment by adopting eight more villages this year and becoming one of the highest donors for 'Greenathon', NDTV Toyota's environment campaign.
He was closely followed by Hrithik Roshan who adopted five villages and Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor who adopted two.
Moved by the plight of the rural weavers in Chanderi district of Madhya Pradesh, where she had gone with Aamir Khan for the promotion of 3 Idiots, Kareena Kapoor adopted Prampur village.
Dia Mirza who hails from Andhra Pradesh decided to adopt the village of Kokkirai Lanka in her state, while Deepika Padukone adopted Ambegaon in Maharashtra.
Priyanka Chopra, also the campaign ambassador, adopted two villages while actors Arshad Warsi, Abhishek Bachchan, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh also adopted a village each.
Actor, model Milind Soman ran for 100 km and helped raise 50 lakhs to light up villages for the 24-hour event which ended yesterday. The programme is a part of TERI's 'Lighting a Billion Lives' initiative.
Leading corporates also showed their solidarity towards the cause with Voltas, CII, Nokia, Jaypee Infratech, Galaxy Toyota, Gitanjali Gems, Prime Securities and Fortis Healthcare taking the lead.