Nana Patekar has turned out to be a Godsend angel for Indian farmers, who are forced to end their lives due to rising debts and draught. This year alone has seen more than 600 farmer suicides. He started off his mission by paying Rs 15 thousand each to families of around 60 farmers.
Now, he has started a full-fledged mission to help the poor and needy farmers through his foundation called Naam. He has been ably supported by fellow actor Makarand Anaspure and recently Akshay Kumar, who has donated Rs 90 lakh for the farmers’ families.
While this also proves the amazing humanistic quality of these actors, it also points out the terrible attitude of those ruling us. It is the responsibility of our governments to be there for our farmers during such dire circumstances. It is not possible to believe that they lack funds. They are spending thousands of crores on statues but not ready to spend even half the amount on those who are providing us with food.
There is also no lack of water as we all saw how the government of Maharashtra released 1000 cubic meters of water for Kumbh Mela’s Shahi Snan. If you feel making statues and pleasing religious fanatics is more important than dying farmers, you don’t even qualify for an admission in IIN.
This whole issue also brings to light the selfishness of the super-rich and wealthy of India. We have been witnessing mindless spending of money for personal enjoyment, which lasts just for few moments. This is a new benchmark of selfishness, which doesn’t let you feel even a bit for the dying farmers.
With the situation as it is, it is absolutely clear that we, the common citizens of India, must come forward to serve our annadatas. Nana and Anaspure have shown us the way. Let us follow it by contributing whatever possible towards this super noble cause.
You can contribute in the following way:-
Send in your amount to “NAM Foundation”
SBI Current account no. 35226127148
IFSC Code no. SBIN0006319
SWIFT Code no. SBININBB238