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Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

NDTV in partnership with Tata Sky has organised a special 6-hour telethon to raise funds for Kerala. The goal of a live televised fundraiser is to enable the rebuilding of villages in the worst-affected districts and provide immediate assistance in terms of rehabilitation and food kits to people in the worst affected areas.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Highlighting the fund requirement to rebuild Kerala, Thomas Isaac, Finance Minister of Kerala, says, 'We need Rs 25,000-30,000 crore totally for rebuilding Kerala. We estimate Rs 10,000 crore just for infrastructure rebuilding.'

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

'We can't even estimate the magnitude of disaster and the pain experienced by the people of Kerala. Once the water recedes, there would be many health challenges. The least we can do is send some money. But as citizens, we need to do much more than this', says Indian poet Javed Akhtar at NDTV special 6-hour telethon.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Nitin Kumar and Renu Nagar, two of the participants from top 12 of reality show Indian Idol season 10, gave a soulful performance of Jeete Hain Chal.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

'We have given immediate orders for repairing national highways so that transportation and commutation is convenient', says Union Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari, while speaking about rebuilding Kerala.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Singer Sonam Kalra presented her rendition of the popular song Bol ke lab azaad hain tere at NDTV-Tata Sky #IndiaForKerala 6-hour telethon to raise funds for Kerala.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Singer, writer and director Ankur Tewari, performs live at NDTV's #IndiaForKerala 6-hour telethon.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

11-year-old Aarav Verma, a child artist, described the current state of Kerala through his artwork. He created the beautiful piece live on the stage of #IndiaForKerala 6-hour telethon. The paining was bought for Rs. 3 lakh by Faber-Castell India and the funds would be donated to help rebuild Kerala.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Stock broker Pradeep Bhavnani makes a 5 crore donation towards rebuilding Kerala through NDTV's #IndiaForKerala initiative.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Accompanied by musician-singer Ankur Tewari, singer Shaan presented his rendition of the popular bhajan,Vaishnava Jana To at #IndiaForKerala 6-hour telethon and encouraged citizens to come forward and help people of God's won country Kerala.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Paresh Maity and Jaishri Burman, a couple who have donated artworks worth Rs. 16 Lakh which will be sold on Mojarto and the proceeds of which will be used for to help those affected by the floods in Kerala. Artist Paresh Maity says, "even if can donate one rupee, let's do it."

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Singer Tochi Raina gave a soulful musical performance of the song Re Kabira and Rab-E-illahi at NDTV's 6-hour telethon in Mumbai.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Academy Award winning sound designer Resul Pookutty prioritises cleaning up efforts in Kerala post floods. Mr Resul at the NDTV-Tata Sky #IndiaForKerala telethon said that he had appealed to national media during the time of crisis as rescue of people was the main concern.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Saddened by the state of Kerala, children at Uday Foundation in Delhi, paints school drowned in water and say, 'Schools have cracked and some kids have drowned. We have painted this. We are sad about this. They are not being able to go to school. I hope they could get back to school soon.'

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Singer Akriti Kakaar donates Rs. 20,000 at NDTV #IndiaForKerala 6-hour telethon to rebuild Kerala.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

YK Koo, Managing Director and CEO of Hyundai donates Rs. 22 lakh and says, "We want to help rebuild with renewed optimism and faith."

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Ajay Singh, Chairman of Spicejet, donates one crore to rebuild Kerala at NDTV's #IndianForKerala 6-hour telethon.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Kanika Kapoor, singer sang the very popular 'Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan' and ‘Da Da Dasse' and said, 'It is so proud to see that everyone is coming together to help Kerala.'

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

"Soon as we got to know the situation in Kerala, we released Rs. 2 crore. Many precious lives were lost. We are considering what more we can do," says Chief Minister of Manipur, Biren Singh.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Actor Abhishek Bachchan relates to people stuck in Kerala floods as he himself have been stuck in two floods in Mumbai and in Chennai (in 2015). He says, "We should be very proud of our armed forces, volunteers and the heroes. This goes to show that there is a lot of unity. I appeal to contribute in whatever way. Not just financial help, please go out and do whatever little you can do. "

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Singer Hariharan sings his hit song, Krishna Nee Begane Baro at NDTV-Tata Sky #IndiaForKerala telethon in Mumbai. Singer Hariharan appeals to the audience to sing along with him and understand the message that "we are a family".

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Bharat Kaushal, Managing Director of Hitachi India makes a donation of Rs. 27.5 lakh through NDTV's #IndiaForKerala initiative and says we have to commit to overall sustenance of the region.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Singer Shilpa Rao performs live on NDTV's 6-hour telethon as part of the #IndiaForKerala initiative.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Kersi Dubash, Chairman of Shri Sai Trust, contributes Rs. 1 lakh through NDTV's #IndiaForKerala initiative to help rebuild Kerala and says, 'I hope Kerala comes back on its feet, as soon as possible.'

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Actor and director Nandita Das, says, "We need to find out the root causes behind worst floods in Kerala. Why are we always waking up after the damage is done?"

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan performs with his sons Amaan and Ayaan on NDTV's 6-hour telethon as part of the #IndiaForKerala initiative.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Singer Jasbir Jassi performs live on NDTV's special 6-hour telethon to raise funds for Kerala.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that the people of Kerala have suffered the worst floods in a century. The Chief Minister urged everyone in the country to come forward and support the victims of the Kerala floods.

Highlights From The 6-Hour Telethon In Mumbai To Rebuild Kerala

Jammu and Kashmir Bank chairman Parvez Ahmed donates Rs. 50 lakh through NDTV's #IndiaForKerala initiative.

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  • 7 Lessons In Crisis Management We Can Learn From Kerala

    7 Lessons In Crisis Management We Can Learn From KeralaUma Sudhir

    Thursday August 30, 2018

    Unlike what usually happens during a disaster, the Kerala government has not faced severe criticism for what went wrong on the ground. Popular perception has been that the political class, bureaucracy, civil society and of course the people of Kerala worked well together to overcome the adversity.

  • ये नफरत आपको दंगाई बना रही है, हमारी मोहब्बत आपको इंसान बनाएगी

    ये नफरत आपको दंगाई बना रही है, हमारी मोहब्बत आपको इंसान बनाएगीRavish Kumar

    Saturday August 25, 2018

    हम तुम्हारी हर झूठ पर भारी पड़ते हैं, भांडा फोड़ देते हैं और इस तरह आप धीरे-धीरे बदलते चले जाएंगे. नफरतों से सामान्य होना कितना सहज हो चुका है. मैं केरल नहीं गया. जाता तो गलत नहीं होता. उसके बाद भी किसी मदद करने वाले के चेहरे पर मेरा चेहरा लगाकर इस तरह से पेश किया जा रहा है ताकि कम दिमाग के लोग मान बैठे कि केरल जाना या बाढ़ पीड़ितों की मदद करना गलत है. कम दिमाग वालों में ऐसी मूर्खता होगी ही इसी भरोसे धारणा फैक्ट्री से ऐसी सामग्री बनाई जाती है. सोचिए जिसकी जगह मेरा चेहरा लगा है वह कितना अच्छा होगा. अपने कंधे पर एक बच्चे को बिठाकर ले जा रहा है. यह उस बंदे का अपमान है. हम समाज में ऐसे लोगों को तैयार कर रहे हैं जो इस तरह के झांसे में आ रहे हैं.

Why Kerala Needs Your Support

Kerala has been hit by the worst floods in a 100 years. The Kerala Government estimates Rs 21,000 crore will be needed to rebuild the state. The funds are required to rebuild hundreds of flooded villages, thousands of damaged and destroyed homes and 10,000 kilometres of ravaged roads.
 
This Onam as Kerala struggles to rebuild after the most devastating floods in a century, NDTV has organised a special telethon to raise funds for Kerala. We have specific goals - to enable the rebuilding of villages in the worst-affected districts and provide immediate assistance in terms of rehabilitation and food kits to people in the worst affected areas . All donations will go directly to our partner NGO Plan India.
 
Our focus will be coverage that makes a difference, stories with a heart, standing by people and making their experience a shared one to effect change.   
 
NDTV chose to report on this massive crisis with unwavering focus and commitment; having done that, now we look, as NDTV always does, to go beyond the news and make a difference to people's lives .  
 
The funds donated will be disbursed by Plan India. They will provide Kits worth Rs 2,000 each that contain essential, locally produced food items to ensure families do not go hungry when they return to their homes.