Alia Bhatt has proved her mettle through many of her Bollywood movies. It will be safe to say that India is mostly a Bollywood crazed nation. And even for those who don’t live or breathe Bollywood, the knowledge of its existence is present.
But what if we tell you that there’s a place where people don’t have a clue about Bollywood. Yes but surprisingly they knew about Alia Bhatt and are also grateful to her for bringing light into their homes. Well, we are talking about a small village in Karnataka by the name Kikkeri.
The Kikkeri village’s establishment goes 20 years back. About 40 families working for a local APMC yard built random hutments in the area and made it their home. Ever since then the residents live without electricity and have found no support from the local leaders.
But the amazing Bollywood fashionista Alia Bhatt came to the rescue of these people. Earlier this year, the actress started a philanthropic campaign titled ‘Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe’. As per the initiative, Alia with help of a fashion service is selling her wardrobe pieces for charity.
And just a week ago, proceeds from Alia Bhatt’s first wardrobe sale were given to NGO AROHA. It is a Bengaluru-based organization which furthered the proceeds to light solar lamps in Kikkeri. The solar lamps are created with the use of recycled plastic bottles. Have a look at the happiness brought to people of Kikkeri in the video by The Print below:
Alia Bhatt accompanied AROHA to the village when it was time to hand the lamps over. It was because of this initiative by Alia that she became known to these people. This is what Alia reportedly told a media daily about her actions:
“So many families in India continue to live in darkness and Liter of Light’s eco-friendly solar lamps are an innovative and sustainable way to light up homes. They work with local communities, using locally sourced materials to assemble and install the lamps, thus empowering the community and improving the quality of life. The project in Kikkeri will benefit 200 lives and through Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe we plan to work with many such organizations, creating a brighter future for many more.”
It certainly is beyond heartwarming to see an acclaimed actress fulfill her social responsibilities with such passion. We salute her efforts and hope everyone finds inspiration in this like we have.