Celebrities from all verticals
gathered at The Park, Chennai this
evening to announce the Joy of Giving
Week, planned to be held from September
27 - October 3, 2009, organized
by GiveIndia, India’s largest
philanthropic platform. The Joy
of Giving Week is devised as an
ambitious social movement that aims
to engage two crore Indians spanning
companies, schools, colleges, celebrities
and the general public.
Speaking at the event, Suriya announced
that he would allocate 10% of his
salary for such philanthropic activities.
He also revealed that he is being
chided by Gnanavel, who heads the
Agaram Foundation run by his family,
for not visiting the foundation
to oversee its activities. “I
promise that I will spend at least
a day every month from now on with
the Foundation,” Suriya asserted.
Shriya, who also addressed the gathering,
wished that such efforts are supported
by public in a large scale.
The event also saw participation
from N Vaghul, former Chairman ICICI
Bank, Dr Prathap Reddy, Chairman,
Apollo Hospitals and M Mahadevan,
Chairman and MD, Oriental Cuisines.