Rajinikanth, Suriya, Nithiin & others chip in with donations
On Tuesday morning, Superstar Rajinikanth made an announcement that he will be donating Rs 50 lakh to Film Employees Federation of South India towards buying rice bags, etc. for the welfare of wage-earners who have lost their livelihoods due to the COVID-caused lockdown.
Amidst reports that FEFSI's 25,000 workers will be left without basic incomes for the next 20 days or so, welfare activities for their benefit are the need of the hour. Rajini's single-biggest contribution takes care of at least 25 percent of the needed funds. Vijay Sethupathi has given Rs 10 lakh.
In related news, Nithiin today handed over a cheque for Rs 10 lakh to Telangana CM KCR. The amount will go into the CM Relief Fund to handle the health emergency. Later, Nithiin will give away another Rs 10 lakh to the AP CM.
Suriya and Karthi have announced a donation of Rs 20 lakh to FEFSI.