Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder-president Kamal Haasan on Sunday addressed people through his YouTube channel and urged them come forward to protect waterbodies and adopt villages.
He said, “MNM’s Whistle App will go live soon. People can enroll themselves in it and write about civic woes in their area. Works are on to give final touches to the App.”
He said further: “The volunteering spirit is very important for nation building. Volunteering efforts in our State should be channelled towards revival of water bodies as well as for helping out schools that need resources and infrastructure.”
Replying to a question, he said, “I do not wonder why I entered politics but I sometimes wonder why a few other politicians did.”
He added: “Why is the death penalty only for rape of girls aged under 12… what about 14, 15, and 16-year-olds, are they not children too.?It will take time for them too (14-16 year-olds) to blossom as women. I do not know how to view it.”
Stating that there was an arrogance among those in power and hence they were disinclined to answer people’s questions, he said such factors steadily pushed him towards getting into politics.