Akshay Kumar Honours Slain Jawans on Diwali With a Humble Gesture
Akshay Kumar hopes to give the families of slain army personnel a reason to smile with his Diwali gesture.
Akshay Kumar hopes to give the families of slain army personnel a reason to smile with his Diwali gesture. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Akshay Kumar Honours Slain Jawans on Diwali With a Humble Gesture

Akshay Kumar gave the families of 103 slain policemen and army personnel in Maharshtra a reason to smile this Diwali by contributing more than Rs 25 lacs as a token of his appreciation for their service towards the country. This was made possible courtesy an initiative taken jointly by a senior IPS officer and the actor himself.

We made a list of martyred policemen and military/paramilitary personnel belonging to Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Pune rural and Solapur rural region. When Akshay Kumar got to know of this initiative, he also decided to join. Akshay recently sent me a photograph of a small girl weeping beside the coffin of her father. When I broached the subject of helping the slain policemen’s families, the actor promptly decided to chip in.
Vishwas Nangre Patil, Kolhapur range IGP

The actor did not make any announcement regarding his gesture on social media, but did convey his best wishes to all his fans.

Akshay Kumar sent a cheque of Rs 25,000 and a signed letter to each of the families which we delivered. We are happy that our initiative has made the Diwali of the martyrs families sweeter.
Vishwas Nangre Patil

In his letters, Akshay Kumar lauded the sacrifice made by these martyrs for the country.

“I am aware that you must be recalling their lovely memories during Diwali. The tragedy that has befallen your family is immense and I pray to god that you overcome this tragedy with fortitude and usher in the new year,” the actor wrote.

"I wish to offer sweets and a small gift for the children to buy books. I request you to accept them," Akshay Kumar wrote.

The Toilet: Ek Prem Katha actor has made similar contributions towards the armed forces and drought prone farmers previously as well.

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