Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala
Updated: August 26, 2018 15:28 IST
NDTV in partnership with Tata Sky has organised a special 6-hour telethon to raise funds for Kerala. The goal of a live televised fundraiser is to enable the rebuilding of villages in the worst-affected districts and provide immediate assistance in terms of rehabilitation and food kits to people in the worst affected areas.
Highlighting the fund requirement to rebuild Kerala, Thomas Isaac, Finance Minister of Kerala, says, 'We need Rs 25,000-30,000 crore totally for rebuilding Kerala. We estimate Rs 10,000 crore just for infrastructure rebuilding.'
'We can't even estimate the magnitude of disaster and the pain experienced by the people of Kerala. Once the water recedes, there would be many health challenges. The least we can do is send some money. But as citizens, we need to do much more than this', says Indian poet Javed Akhtar at NDTV special 6-hour telethon.
Nitin Kumar and Renu Nagar, two of the participants from top 12 of reality show Indian Idol season 10, gave a soulful performance of Jeete Hain Chal.
'We have given immediate orders for repairing national highways so that transportation and commutation is convenient', says Union Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari, while speaking about rebuilding Kerala.
Singer Sonam Kalra presented her rendition of the popular song Bol ke lab azaad hain tere at NDTV-Tata Sky #IndiaForKerala 6-hour telethon to raise funds for Kerala.
Singer, writer and director Ankur Tewari, performs live at NDTV's #IndiaForKerala 6-hour telethon.
11-year-old Aarav Verma, a child artist, described the current state of Kerala through his artwork. He created the beautiful piece live on the stage of #IndiaForKerala 6-hour telethon. The paining was bought for Rs. 3 lakh by Faber-Castell India and the funds would be donated to help rebuild Kerala.
Stock broker Pradeep Bhavnani makes a 5 crore donation towards rebuilding Kerala through NDTV's #IndiaForKerala initiative.
Accompanied by musician-singer Ankur Tewari, singer Shaan presented his rendition of the popular bhajan,Vaishnava Jana To at #IndiaForKerala 6-hour telethon and encouraged citizens to come forward and help people of God's won country Kerala.
Paresh Maity and Jaishri Burman, a couple who have donated artworks worth Rs. 16 Lakh which will be sold on Mojarto and the proceeds of which will be used for to help those affected by the floods in Kerala. Artist Paresh Maity says, "even if can donate one rupee, let's do it."
Singer Tochi Raina gave a soulful musical performance of the song Re Kabira and Rab-E-illahi at NDTV's 6-hour telethon in Mumbai.
Academy Award winning sound designer Resul Pookutty prioritises cleaning up efforts in Kerala post floods. Mr Resul at the NDTV-Tata Sky #IndiaForKerala telethon said that he had appealed to national media during the time of crisis as rescue of people was the main concern.
Saddened by the state of Kerala, children at Uday Foundation in Delhi, paints school drowned in water and say, 'Schools have cracked and some kids have drowned. We have painted this. We are sad about this. They are not being able to go to school. I hope they could get back to school soon.'
Singer Akriti Kakaar donates Rs. 20,000 at NDTV #IndiaForKerala 6-hour telethon to rebuild Kerala.
YK Koo, Managing Director and CEO of Hyundai donates Rs. 22 lakh and says, "We want to help rebuild with renewed optimism and faith."
Ajay Singh, Chairman of Spicejet, donates one crore to rebuild Kerala at NDTV's #IndianForKerala 6-hour telethon.
Kanika Kapoor, singer sang the very popular 'Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan' and ‘Da Da Dasse' and said, 'It is so proud to see that everyone is coming together to help Kerala.'
"Soon as we got to know the situation in Kerala, we released Rs. 2 crore. Many precious lives were lost. We are considering what more we can do," says Chief Minister of Manipur, Biren Singh.
Actor Abhishek Bachchan relates to people stuck in Kerala floods as he himself have been stuck in two floods in Mumbai and in Chennai (in 2015). He says, "We should be very proud of our armed forces, volunteers and the heroes. This goes to show that there is a lot of unity. I appeal to contribute in whatever way. Not just financial help, please go out and do whatever little you can do. "
Singer Hariharan sings his hit song, Krishna Nee Begane Baro at NDTV-Tata Sky #IndiaForKerala telethon in Mumbai. Singer Hariharan appeals to the audience to sing along with him and understand the message that "we are a family".
Bharat Kaushal, Managing Director of Hitachi India makes a donation of Rs. 27.5 lakh through NDTV's #IndiaForKerala initiative and says we have to commit to overall sustenance of the region.
Singer Shilpa Rao performs live on NDTV's 6-hour telethon as part of the #IndiaForKerala initiative.
Kersi Dubash, Chairman of Shri Sai Trust, contributes Rs. 1 lakh through NDTV's #IndiaForKerala initiative to help rebuild Kerala and says, 'I hope Kerala comes back on its feet, as soon as possible.'
Actor and director Nandita Das, says, "We need to find out the root causes behind worst floods in Kerala. Why are we always waking up after the damage is done?"
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan performs with his sons Amaan and Ayaan on NDTV's 6-hour telethon as part of the #IndiaForKerala initiative.
Singer Jasbir Jassi performs live on NDTV's special 6-hour telethon to raise funds for Kerala.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that the people of Kerala have suffered the worst floods in a century. The Chief Minister urged everyone in the country to come forward and support the victims of the Kerala floods.
Jammu and Kashmir Bank chairman Parvez Ahmed donates Rs. 50 lakh through NDTV's #IndiaForKerala initiative.