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Neeraj Ghaywan – Varun Grover to donate National Awards prize money for farmers


Neeraj GhaywanNeeraj Ghaywan

“Me and @varungrover have decided to donate our National Award prize money towards relief work for distressed farmers in Maharashtra. Out of the 1.25 Lakh prize money, I will donate 50,000. Together, me and @varungrover will donate 1 Lakh rupees,” and with this NeerajGheywan won hearts.

Neeraj Ghaywan and Varun Grover, who were recently conferred with the National Awards, stated that they will donate the prize money for relief work for distressed farmers in Maharashtra.

Celebrities have always been known to associate themselves with social causes. After Akshay Kumar, Nana Patekar, Aamir Khan and many others pledges their support to victims of the drought in Maharashtra.

Similarly announcing his support on twitter, Grover who was awarded the National Award for best lyrics for the song ‘MohMohKeDhaage’ from DUM LAGA KE HAISHA, added, “Thanks for the wishes.Me& @ghaywan have decided to donate our National Awards cash-prize money for the relief of farmers in Maharashtra. Am donating all of it (INR 50k) & combined with @ghaywan’s it’ll be INR 1L. We’ll find a credible channel so that it reaches the neediest. I know it’s just a drop in the ocean & the situation needs much more involvement (and not just cash), but at the moment this HAD to be done.”

Further talking about why he chose to support the cause and announce the same Grover added, “Also chose to make it public mainly to inspire others. If nothing else, just read about the string of crises our farmers face every year.”