‘Charitable work satisfies me more than anything else’: Vivek Oberoi

Debarati Palit Singh
Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Vivek Oberoi, trending on Twitter for his gesture towards families of CRPF martyrs, says that he considers himself fortunate to be able to offer his services to the society he is part of.

Vivek Oberoi was trending on Twitter on Monday as Twitterati couldn’t stop praising the actor for donating 25 flats through his company Karrm Infrastructure Ltd, to the families of the CRPF men killed in last month’s Maoist attacks in Sukma.



CRPF’s official Twitter handle shared the letters and tweeted, “CRPF express it’s gratitude 2 @vivek_oberoi Karrm Infa Ltd 4 allotng 4 & resrvng 21 flats in thr housing project 4 Martyrs kin fm Maharashtra” (sic).

Vivek’s philanthropy is being appreciated to which the actor says that it’s not the praise but helping the jawans’ families that gives him more satisfaction. “More than the praise, it’s the personal satisfaction that one derives from doing something for the families of our respected, brave jawans. I strongly feel that people should come forward and contribute the maximum they can. The citizens of our country are safe only because of them and it’s our duty to do something for their betterment,” Vivek told ST.

The actor has in the past gifted a flat to Lalita, an acid attack survivor on her wedding and rebuilt a village hit by Tsunami among his other activities. What motivates him to do this? “Charitable work satisfies me more than anything else. I am happy to do something for the society I live in. I always urge people to join us and help the underprivileged live a better life,” he answers.

The actor, who is also gaining a lot of praise for his debut web series Inside Edge, an Amazon Prime original, produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, says that it’s always a huge honour to get associated with any cause that helps the underprivileged.

“Be it supporting Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA), Skill India initiative started by our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the acid attack survivors, I consider myself fortunate to be able to offer my services for the society that I am a part of,” added the actor.

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