Kapil Sharma reaches out to NGO helping the visually challenged; donates 100 cycles
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Kapil Sharma reaches out to NGO helping the visually challenged; donates 100 cycles

Actor Kapil Sharma was so touched by the work done by NGO Gyanam Ganga that he decided to support the foundation.

tv Updated: Jul 08, 2017 20:25 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
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Kapil Sharma with members of Gyanam Ganga on The Kapil Sharma Show.

Kapil Sharma not only urges people to help those in need, but also leads by example. Touched by the work done by Mumbai-based NGO, Gyanam Ganga — that uses cycling as a medium to create awareness about visual impairment — he is donating 100 cycles to them. Kapil will announce this in the presence of members of the NGO, in an upcoming episode of his TV show, The Kapil Sharma Show.

This isn’t the first time that viewers will get to see his humanitarian side. Earlier this year, when visually-impaired cricketers attended his show, the actor-host was inspired by their resilience, and pledged to donate his eyes.

Asked about his latest initiative, Kapil says, “It’s a small gesture for the people from Gyanam Ganga who are putting efforts day in and out to achieve their goal. It was wonderful having them on our show. I’m always up for supporting causes that help fellow human beings.”

The foundation is known to have covered 1,700 km, crossing six states and helping 7,000 people of 34 villages within seven days. Each cycle has two riders: a volunteer and a visually-impaired person.

Convenor Rajesh Shukla is touched by Kapil’s gesture. “We feel grateful that the team invited us and acknowledged our efforts,” he says.

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First Published: Jul 08, 2017 20:25 IST