Neeraj Ghaywan – Varun Grover to donate National Award winnings to charity

Celebrities have always been known to associate themselves with social causes. After Akshay Kumar, Nana Patekar, Aamir Khan and many others pledging their support to victims of the drought in Maharashtra, we hear that director Neeraj Ghaywan and Varun Grover too have decided to pitch in.

In fact both Ghaywan and Grover, who were recently conferred with the National Awards, stated that they will donate the prize money for relief work for distressed farmers in Maharashtra. Commenting on the same Ghaywan who received the National Film Award for his first directorial Masaan posted on twitter saying, "Me and @varungrover have decided to donate our National Award prize money towards relief work for distressed farmers in Maharashtra. Out of the 1.25 Lakh prize money, I will donate 50,000. Together, me and @varungrover will donate 1 Lakh rupees."

Similarly announcing his support on twitter, Grover who was awarded the National Award for best lyrics for the song 'Moh Moh Ke Dhaage' from Dum Laga Ke Haisha, added, "Thanks for the wishes. Me & @ghaywan have decided to donate our National Awards cash-prize money for the relief of farmers in Maharashtra. Am donating all of it (INR 50k) & combined with @ghaywan's it'll be INR 1L. We'll find a credible channel so that it reaches the most needy. I know it's just a drop in the ocean & the situation needs much more involvement (and not just cash), but at the moment this HAD to be done."

Further talking about why he chose to support the cause and announce the same Grover added, "Also chose to make it public mainly to inspire others. If nothing else, just read about the string of crises our farmers face every year."

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