As funds and relief materials come pouring in for Kerala, a good number of politicians and celebrities from Tamil Nadu have also come forward to show their support. The latest in the line is actor Vijay who has arranged for 15 lorries to carry essentials, which are reportedly worth Rs 70 lakh, to the flood-hit regions in Kerala. These include rice, wheat, pulses, clothes, bedsheets, medicine, milk powder, sanitary napkins, etc. These vehicles, carrying members from Vijay Makkal Iyakkam, will travel to districts like Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Idukki to provide relief materials.
Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam leader and former actor Vijayakant announced on Monday that Rs 1 crore worth relief materials would be provided for those in flood-hit regions in Kerala. This process will begin from August 24, says a post on his official Facebook page.
Vijayakantâ€™s announcement comes soon after he visited the memorial of late DMK leader M Karunanidhi. The actor, who had been away in the United States of America for his medical treatment, returned early on Monday.
Actor Keerthy Suresh, too, has been involved with relief measures in Kerala. Videos of the actor requesting for items like soap, scrubbers, rubber gloves, rubber boots, undergarments, toothbrush and paste, first aid kits, feeding bottle, medicine, etc were posted on her official Facebook page. The actor has also donated Rs 15 lakhs to the Chief Minister's fund.
Bollywood actor Sushanth Singh Rajput has donated Rs 1 crore for those affected by Kerala floods. The actor, well-known for his role in Dhoniâ€™s biopic, tweeted from his official Twitter account that his gesture comes as a response to a comment from one of his fans.
As promised my friend, @subhamranjan66, what you wanted to do has been done. You made me do this, so be extremely proud of yourself. You delivered exactly when it was needed.â€” Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) August 21, 2018
Lots and lots of love. FLY
Cheers#MyKerala #KeralaReliefFunds pic.twitter.com/fqrFpmKNhK
It was announced on Monday that director AR Murugadoss has donated Rs 10 lakh for Kerala flood relief. On Tuesday, the UAE promised an assistance of Rs 700 crore in support of the state.