Amitabh Bachchan gave his Harley Davidson jacket for Uttarakhand Relief auction
The film industry conducted a special 7 hour long telethon to collect funds for rehabilitation of victims and restoration work at Uttarakhand following the recent catastrophe that struck the area. Many Bollywood stars performed live while the events brought in large audience. The event saw crores of rupees being collected through generous contributions.
Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy composed a special song for the event with lyrics written by Prasoon Joshi. Shah Rukh Khan donated INR 33 lakhs while Lata Mangeshkar donated INR 5 lakhs. Indra Kumar and Ashok Thakeria of the Grand Masti team donated INR 3 lakhs while Star India on which channel the program was telecast will be donating the entire revenue collected by way of advertising to this same cause.
Earler in the month, another Amitabh Bachchan blog entry excerpt read, ‘I do contribute to the Diabetes campaign started by the Rt Hon Keith Vaz, the member of the House of Commons, in London and other places as well. We have started medical ambulances or mobile units in London, Leicester and in Goa and Mumbai .. we hope to be able to start this service in Delhi and perhaps another one in London, by September.’