Mumbai: Akshay Kumar has time and again proved that their are still good people in this world who never hesitate to help those in need. The actor has time and again given back to the society by indulging in charitable work. Unlike few who like to boast about their “kind” acts, Akshay does his bit for the society and keeps hush about it.
Recently, the actor donated Rs 1.08 crore to the families of twelve slain jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The brave soldiers, who were from 219 battalion were killed in Chhasttisgarh’s Sukma district after an armed Naxal group ambushed a road opening party in the area’s Bheji village on March 11, Saturday.
According to TOI, the actor was in constant contact with IPS officer Amit Lodha, DIG of Jaisalmer sector north. The actor requested Amit Lodha to share the details of the encounter and the slain jawans’ kin. Akshay then extended his help and expressed his desire to donate Rs 9 lakh each to families of the martyred jawans.
Touched by Akshay’s this sweet gesture, DIG Lodha said, “Akshay himself has been in touch with me and he keeps enquiring about incidents and when I told him about the Sukma incident he immediately told me he would like to contribute and do his bit for the families of the martyred jawans, we are all grateful to him for this kind gesture.”