With many people from different parts of the country contributing in whatever ways they can for the state of Kerala, the strength of humanity has never been more evident before.
The latest to join the list of generous donors is actor, director, and choreographer Raghava Lawrence who has pledged his support for the flood-affected state. Lawrence announced via his social media account that he has decided to donate Rs 1 crore to Kerala as his contribution.
The actor wrote on his page, “While seeing I wanted to do service by directly visiting the place but they informed its hard to get Into all places because it’s raining heavily and told to wait till it reduces.. now that the rain has reduced I thought it would be right if I go through government because they know which areas are more affected thus I have got an appointment with Kerala CM this Saturday. I want to give my donation to CM and place a request to him asking him to help me to do service directly to the affected people.”
Hi Friends and Fans..! I have decided to contribute “1 crore to Kerala”.. pic.twitter.com/GQjQU1MfOD— Raghava Lawrence (@offl_Lawrence) August 23, 2018
The actor is known for his philanthropic ways. He runs the Larencce Charitable Trust, started in 2005, which has been of great help to persons with physical disabilities. He has also cast a few of them in his films.
Raghava isn't the only one from the Tamil film industry to come forward with his support. Actors Suriya, Karthi, Vishal, Vijay Sethupathi and several others have donated to Kerala.
Actor Vijay has arranged for 15 lorries to carry essentials, which are reportedly worth Rs 70 lakh, to the flood-hit regions in Kerala. Actor Keerthy Suresh, too, has been involved with relief measures in Kerala. Videos of the actor requesting for essential items were posted on her Facebook page. The actor has also donated Rs 15 lakh to the Chief Minister's fund. It was announced earlier that actor Nayanthara has donated Rs 10 lakh to the Chief Minister’s distress relief fund.