Wednesday, 9 September 2015

An ANGEL For Several Families - We Salute You NANA PATEKAR!

Have you ever seen God or Angels in real? Most of us worship idols as Gods while some only believe in the existence of this supreme force. But yes, on reading this, I believe that angels really exist in reality or maybe they simply come to help us when need taking the form of a person. That’s NANA PATEKAR for several poor farmers and their families right now!

Of course, I do not need to explain anyone the current situation of drought that is prevalent in different states of India, including Maharashtra. With the rainfall in these regions reducing every year, the droughts have now become more grave than ever, leaving farmers with absolutely no source of income. If we have a look at the statistics, they are surely shocking and disturbing. Figures reveal that as many as 32 farmers have committed suicide in just the first week of September owing to the drought which is nearly double the figure in 2014. In 2014, about 17 farmers were reported to have committed suicides every week on an average. Clearly, the situation is worsening in the areas of Vidarbha, Marathwada and many more places in Maharashtra and the government surely needs to do something about it.

In such a grave situation, where there is not time to wait for government action or efforts, there is this man who has now become an angel for countless families in Maharashtra. If you had been respecting Nana Patekar for his brilliant and natural acting skills till now, here he gives all of us another reason to love him and respect him from the bottom of our hearts. While most actors remain in media glare for their controversies, Nana Patekar recently made headlines for his generosity and kindness towards the farmers and their families. He has donated Rs.16 lakhs to the families of farmers who committed suicide in the month of August as well as September.

Nana Patekar is one actor who is best known for his acting skills, his simple living and for his unforgettable roles in numerous movies. Looking at him, no one would ever think he is such as respected and reputed actor in Bollywood; such is his simplicity. This generous ‘angel’ for the farmers has actually made a move himself to help the poor farmers in our state, stating that ‘if farmers don’t live, we would have to die too’. All of us have heard about the phrase ‘Charity begins at home’ but, this is the man who actually proved it and went a step ahead to donate his money to the ones who desperately need it.

All of us find the situation of the farmers heart-warming, but how many of us actually go ahead and help them? Neither you, nor I! And, when the entire world is busy worrying about the state of farmers getting poorer day by day and posting and tweeting about it on the social media, Nana Patekar has surely set an example for all us with his act of generosity, concern and kindness!