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Best Of #IndiaForKerala Telethon: Over Rs 10.2 Crore Collected For Kerala Flood Relief

The NDTV-Tata Sky #IndiaForKerala telethon raised over Rs 10 crore to help enable the rebuilding of villages in the three worst affected districts in Kerala. From corporate personalities to celebrities, several people appeared on the 6-hour telethon, speaking about the need of contributing to help rebuild Kerala. The biggest contribution came from strockbroker Pradeep Bhavnani, who donated Rs 5 crore at the telethon. Urging people to generously donate, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Kerala needed help from the world to rebuild itself. CMs of several other states, namely Devendra Fadnavis, Conrad Sangma and Naveen Patnaik also urged people to donate and stand by Kerala at this time of crisis. The telethon saw performances from several singers such as Shaan, Tochi Raina, Shilpa Rao, as well as sitar maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. Spokespersons from the Indian Army spoke about the army's exemplary rescue efforts during the crisis. Actors Abhishek Bachchan, Sonakshi Sinha, Shruti Hassan and Nandita Das praised the coming together of India and lending Kerala a helping hand at a time of such crisis. Donate now for Kerala flood relief.

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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. 

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