Shah Rukh Khan, Kolkata Knight Riders to launch mutliple relief efforts for Cyclone Amphan through Meer Foundation

Shah Rukh Khan said he is hopeful that the city of Kolkata will overcome the crisis with unity

FP Staff May 30, 2020 09:31:49 IST
Shah Rukh Khan, Kolkata Knight Riders to launch mutliple relief efforts for Cyclone Amphan through Meer Foundation

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Friday announced a series of initiatives to help those affected by Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal.

The 53-year-old actor has taken the help of IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and NGO Meer Foundation to help people in the wake of the devastation caused by the cyclone in the state.

Cyclone Amphan has claimed 98 lives in the state so far.

"Kolkata, with unity comes strength and resilience. Let''s get through this together and help out those affected by Amphan," Shah Rukh wrote on Twitter.

The actor said Kolkata Knight Riders and Meer Foundation have contributed to the West Bengal CM's Relief Fund.

He also announced that KKR Sahayata Vahan will distribute essential ration and hygiene items across severely affected regions.

They will also provide help in rebuilding homes and lives of acid attack survivors and has pledged to replant 5000 saplings under KKR Plant A 6 initiative.

In a note, Shah Rukh said Kolkata is more than just a city to him, "it''s an emotion".

"In Kolkata, I have found friendship, love, I have found joy... but beyond everything, what I have learnt is the importance of unity and teamwork," he said.

The actor said he is hopeful that the city of Kolkata will overcome the crisis with unity.

"Personally, I feel my journey with the Kolkata Knight Riders has served as a metaphor for life and it''s ups and downs. There have been good and bad days at Eden Garden, but at the end of the day, we all stood together in the stadium in hope and belief of Korbo...Lorbo...Jeetbo."

"Today as we face these turbulent times, my experience and learnings teach me that there is strength in standing strong together as a team - United and brave. To fight together and win," he added.

Check out the post

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

Updated Date:

also read

Karan Johar on Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna: 'I don’t agree it was ahead of its times, I'm very proud of the film
Entertainment

Karan Johar on Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna: 'I don’t agree it was ahead of its times, I'm very proud of the film

Elaborating on the subject of this film, the filmmaker stated, "At any given point of time, a film like this will meet with extreme responses because it hits home truths."

Mamata Banerjee joins tribal folk artistes for impromptu dance during I-Day celebrations in Kolkata - WATCH
India

Mamata Banerjee joins tribal folk artistes for impromptu dance during I-Day celebrations in Kolkata - WATCH

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was see swaying to the rhythmic beats of drums as she shook a leg with tribal artistes at the Independence Day parade

Vishal Bhardwaj dedicates the song La Illaaj from Darlings to Tabu, showcases a glimpse of their unbreakable bond
Entertainment

Vishal Bhardwaj dedicates the song La Illaaj from Darlings to Tabu, showcases a glimpse of their unbreakable bond

The filmmaker in a recent interaction said, "I would like to dedicate this song to Tabu for the reason, you know, she is ‘La Ilaaj’ for me and I like that."