World NGO Day: salman To Shah Rukh- bollywood Stars Who Run NGOs


On World NGO Day, let's explore the philanthropic endeavors of five bollywood celebrities who have transcended their roles on the silver screen to establish NGOs dedicated to the welfare of society.

Every year World NGO Day is celebrated on february 27- a global celebration acknowledging the significant contributions of Non-Profit Organizations (NGOs). This day is dedicated to honoring the efforts of NGOs and their teams who work tirelessly throughout the year to improve societies. Their commitment to humanity serves as a source of inspiration for unity, kindness, and positive change, touching numerous lives with love and support.


On this occasion, let's explore the philanthropic endeavors of five bollywood celebrities who have transcended their roles on the silver screen to establish NGOs dedicated to the welfare of society.


1. Being Human

 Salman Khan, known as the Bhaijaan of bollywood, is renowned not only for his blockbuster movies but also for his philanthropic spirit. In 2007, he founded the NGO 'Being Human' with a heartfelt mission to give back to society. Driven by a desire to assist the less fortunate, the foundation provides essential healthcare, education, and support, embodying compassion and kindness through its actions


2. nargis Dutt Foundation

Established in 1981 by sunil dutt in memory of his wife, nargis Dutt, who succumbed to cancer, the nargis Dutt Foundation is committed to supporting those affected by cancer. After sunil Dutt's demise, his daughter priya Dutt took charge of the foundation, continuing to honor her parents' legacy. The foundation focuses on raising awareness about cancer and providing aid to individuals across the country, collaborating with other NGOs for support.


3. Meer Foundation

Shah Rukh Khan, the 'King Khan' of bollywood, is not only a cinematic icon but also recognized as one of the most charitable individuals. In 2013, he established the 'Meer Foundation' in memory of his late father, Meer Taj Mohammed Khan. This NGO empowers women by supporting acid attack victims and offering funds for surgeries, treatments, rehabilitation, legal aid, counseling, and vocational training. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the foundation contributed PPE kits to healthcare workers and arranged quarantine centers.


4. Ek Saath Foundation

Founded by Pragya Kapoor and abhishek Kapoor, Ek Saath Earth Foundation promotes love for nature and sustainability. The foundation strives to create awareness about the importance of nature, taking steps to reduce pollution and enhance sustainability. Their initiatives, often led by the youth, exemplify efforts toward building a better tomorrow.


5. The yash chopra Foundation

Dedicated to addressing developmental challenges in the indian film industry, The yash chopra Foundation was established in honor of the legendary filmmaker yash Raj Chopra. It focuses on providing essential support, especially for vulnerable groups like casual workers and daily wage earners, based on global standards. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the foundation extended its efforts by delivering free ration and nutritional meals.

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