People in India rely on cricket and movies as their best sources of entertainment. They actually take pride in their achievements and treat them like gods. With the huge success and fan following, they actually have got a great responsibility towards the fellow citizens and the society they live in. While many of the celebrities are making huge earnings, only a few people realize the responsibility that they have on their shoulders towards the society. You can just simply check out this list of social initiatives supported by some famous Indian celebrities.
Celebrity Supported Social Initiatives:
She has always been an active social activist and she is also seen raising her voice against various social issues. Most of her attention goes to women and child-related issues. She runs an NGO Mijwan Welfare Society that works for the welfare of underprivileged children.
Nana Patekar has been donating money to widows of the farmers who committed suicide in Maharashtra and has been helping them through an NGO that is run by the actor Makrand Anaspure.
The legendary actor in Indian cinema Sr.Bachchan is very much kind at heart and is a part of a few social initiatives. He donated lakhs of amounts to the farmers. Mr. Bachchan is also the face of the Save Our Tigers campaign that has been a great initiative towards saving the tigers. He also collaborated with UNICEF for eradication polio campaign.
Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan knows a lot about how to create awareness among the fan base. He hosted the first ever Indian television show on social issues Satyamev Jayate. He also showed his support in various campaigns like Narmada Bachao Aandolan, Jan Lok Pal Bill and the Supreme Court judgment against the homosexuality.
Priyanka has been a part of various initiatives that are related to girls and women. She took part in an initiative raised to bring awareness on female infanticide. Priyanka also took part in an initiative about girl education. She is the brand ambassador for NDTV’s Greenathon. It is an initiative for supporting eco-friendly products and for improving electricity facilities in rural areas.
We all may be aware of Deepika Padukone’s depression that she underwent after her breakup with Ranbir Kapoor and that phase of her life laid a path to her in starting a foundation with the name Live Love Laugh Foundation for helping the people to cope up with depression.
The Bhai of Bollywood Salman Khan is the founder of Being Human that helps in raising funds and supporting the healthcare and education of the underprivileged children. He even 4 million rupees legal fine for the charges of the 400 prisoners who completed their jail sentence but couldn’t pay their fine due to economic reasons.
Vidya Balan is the brand ambassador of the Government’s sanitation campaign and she was also seen featured in a few ads about sanitation by the government. She is even the first brand ambassador of that ministry.
These are a few celebrities who are working on social initiatives and giving a helping hand to the needy.