Amitabh Bachchan has reportedly pledged a considerable sum for the welfare of Indian army widows as well as the upliftment of farmers. A source close to him says that the Bollywood legend has set aside a sum of Rs 1 crore each for the families of the army martyrs and for the farmers to repay their loans. He has also set up a team to list and locate authentic organisations, which will ensure that the money goes to the right people.
The source adds this initiative will hopefully inspire others too, as many reports often portray the pitiful conditions faced by the families of our jawans, who sacrifice their lives for India, and the tragic situation of our farmers. The army as well as kisaans have made India proud, and should not be neglected.
The veteran actor is known to support several charitable initiatives. He has been closely associated with various causes including the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, the Beti Bachao Andolan, Polio Eradication Campaign and a mass awareness campaign about Tuberculosis.
In the past, too, Big B has contributed towards repayment of farmer loans in Andhra Pradesh and in Vidarbha, thereby saving several farmers from taking extreme steps.