Actor Yami Gautam, who will be next seen in the upcoming social film Batti Gul Meter Chalu, has taken an initiative to help the underprivileged children in Kohlapur, Maharashtra, for their education.
Yami’s donation will help over 400 children in the area to read, learn and imagine. The actor has supported and donated towards setting up a library for the children.
Yami’s initiative for the education of the kids coincided with the World Book Day (April 23). She took to her social media handle to share the importance of education and reading.
Yami wrote: “Our childhood has been good because we had some great books to discover. The happiness of reading a book in its physical form is so much better. Pass on the joy today to another child. I have done my bit, do yours today on #WorldBookDay Visit https//donateabook.org.in/donate“
Our childhood has been good because we had some great books to discover. The happiness of reading a book in its physical form is so much better. Pass on the joy today to another child. I have done my bit, do yours today on #WorldBookDay
— Yami Gautam (@yamigautam) April 23, 2018
Speaking about donating books for the age group of children between 7-15 years old, Yami said, “I have a personal connect as I have grown up watching my grandpa start a school which was for underprivileged kids who could not afford to spend on education. I remember going to that school and interacting with them, when I had an off from my school so that was a small initiative I saw my family start in Chandigarh. Which is why this (education) has a personal connect with me.”
The Kaabil actor added, “I have always wanted to do something for the education and empowerment of children. Especially the rural kids as accessibility to basics like books, good public schools, teachers is still work in progress in such pockets of the country. While researching I came across various NGOs who are working on this front and the least we can do is a contribution in whatever small ways we can.”
On the work front, Yami will be seen essaying the role of a lawyer in Batti Gul Meter Chalu, also starring Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. She will also play a pivotal role in the film Uri, which is based on the surgical strike attack post the Uri attacks.