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Nana Patekar established Naam Foundation to fund drought relief for farmers

Sep 17, 2015 16:16 IST

To provide aid to farmers to overcome drought conditions, Actor Nana Patekar in third week of September 2015 established an organization named Naam Foundation.

The Naam Foundation, a brain child of Nana Patekar and fellow Marathi actor Makrand Anaspure, was set up for donating money to drought affected farmers. The foundation will collect the contributions from people and for this purpose Nana Patekar has opened a bank account with State Bank of India, where people can deposit money for the cause.

Money collected by Naam Foundation would also be used to provide gainful employment to youth in villages facing drought.

Inspired by Nana Patekar’s effort to help out the farmers suffering from drought other bollywood actor Akshay Kumar also reached out to Maharashtra's drought-hit farmers who have committed suicide. He has earmarked a sum of 90 lakh rupees to financially help 180 families of those farmers who killed themselves because of the acute agrarian crisis. On 15 September 2015 in Beed district in Marathwada, the actor distributed 50000 rupees to each of the 30 widows who had lost their husbands.

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