Supporting the NDRF, Nana to provide 5 customised automobiles that may function their momentary base in disaster-hit areas
In 2015, Nana Patekar teamed up with actor-filmmaker Makarand Anaspure to boost funds for the drought-affected farmers in Maharashtra. Since then, the actor, via his NGO Naam Foundation, has championed numerous causes — from selling water conservation in villages, to constructing homes for flood-hit households in Shirol in Kolhapur. Now, Patekar has stepped up for the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). We hear he’ll give 5 customised automobiles to the NDRF that can assist them journey to and function in disaster-hit areas.
Sharing the senior actor’s imaginative and prescient, son Malhar says, “My father thought it was time to do something for the NDRF teams. They are always working so hard to help people during natural disasters, but few think about them. He felt we should design a huge vehicle for them to travel, stay and eat in. After talking to some of the NDRF members and keeping their requirements in mind, Nana saab asked for the construction of five specially designed vehicles, costing Rs 45 lakh each.” Malhar provides that the 5 automobiles might be handed over to the specialised pressure this month, after getting the required clearance from the federal government. “[These vehicles] will not [be restricted to] Maharashtra, but are meant for the NDRF teams across the country,” he states.