Following the footprints of Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan, Varun Dhawan is all geared up to raise funds for farmers in Maharashtra.
The actor will be raising funds for actor Arjun Kapoor’s sister Anshula Kapoor’s online fundraising platform ‘Fankind’. As part of a campaign on Fankind, a fan will get a chance to play a game of paintball with Varun.
This means that the fans have to buy entries for a minimum of Rs 300 which will help them to become part of a random selection process by a third party.
All donations received through the campaign will go for the welfare of farmers by providing resources to the NGO Manavlok Foundation
“The severe water crisis in Maharashtra has affected farmers the most. The prolonged drought has resulted in a loss of agricultural livelihood.
Which is why the funds we raise through this first Fankind experience will support Manavlok Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that works with farmers and provides them with resources such as irrigation systems, fertilisers, seeds, saplings and new training,” Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan added in a statement.
Varun Dhawan also added that the significant donations will be used towards their “horticulture project to help farmers supplement their existing income by cultivating non-traditional crops that are suited for the local land and can survive the drought.”
Anshula who is very much excited about her first campaign said, “This campaign will help Manavlok Foundation in doing good work without having to stress out about raising funds.”
(With agency inputs)