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#covid -19 Contributions by Balakrishna, Vijay Deverakonda

Celebrities are making huge contributions to reach out to people who are directly or indirectly affected by coronavirus pandemic. Here are details aboug gestures by some of them.

Veteran actor Nandamuri Balakrishna recently visited a cancer hospital in Hyderabad where a number of cancer patients were stranded because of the lockdown.

He said “I am here to make sure all the patients and doctors and safe. Food will be provided three times a day without any compromise for free of cost. No matter how long this lockdown is going to be. All are requested to stay indoors as we all are part of this battle.”

Vijay Deverakonda said, “None of us were prepared for this. Not mentally and not financially. I am responsible for my family and the 35 people who are employed by me. It has taken me the past one month to sort out my finances so that I could provide for them.

I have decided to donate a sum of Rs. 1.30 crore to provide groceries and other essentials to families in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana who are struggling to meet their daily needs. This initiative called the Middle Class Fund is to be carried out by The Deverakonda Foundation. This should meet the immediate needs of the people who are struggling like my family sometimes used to before the release of Pelli Choopulu.”

Vijay Deverakonda, who recently started an initiative to employ youth by giving them skill development training, said, “The aim of this initiative is to provide employment opportunities to 1 lakh youth. This is going to be tougher after the pandemic and it’s devastating impact on the economy. We will try our best to make this happen.”

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