AKSHAY KUMAR CALLS FOR PHILANTHROPY TO NURTURE THE FUTURE PRIDE OF INDIA
The Bollywood superstar and philanthropist Akshay Kumar insists that the diversity in sporting talent amongst India's youth is the key to help propel the country forward. Akshay, who regularly promotes martial arts, can relate to the need to stand out from the rest.
He asks that India's corporates and those who are fortunate enough should help support India's poorest youths and encourage them to take part in sports other than Cricket. "Cricket…I want something else to come out of this country. I just want it to happen." Kumar said.
The actor has thoughtfully given some of his profits and time to invest in a few families who are unable to provide the resources for their sports passionate children. Akshay has taken it upon himself to ensure that these talented youngsters reach their goals and fulfil their potential. Kumar added: "If all the corporates support four to five families and give them all the money they need, I think we can come up with gold medals"
The superstar passionately said: "Support these families, their children are made of something which can get us gold medals at Olympics.” It takes belief as well as money to ensure that these underprivileged communities nurture their childrens’ innate talents and Akshay certainly delivers that level of belief: “
I support three families whose children are eight to nine years old. I support them completely — their father, mother… everything, so that they can come up in the sports field. The children are very interested in sports, so they can come up and become great sports persons.” says Akshay.
Akshay Kumar proves yet again that he is not just a leading big screen presence with over 20 years in the Indian film industry and a host of 100 Crore films under his belt, but that he also has a heart of gold.