Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Safai Mahotsav was recently attended by Bollywood celebrities.
Lavishly organized at Mulayam’s paternal village-Safai, the event made news because of the dejection displayed by the UP government towards the cold wave struck state and its riot-hit people while spending exorbitant funds in organizing a fun-packed event.
Bollywood stalwarts Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Ranveer Singh attended the event with their performances.
Dabangg Khan clarified his stand on attending the Safai Mahotsav by saying, “Whenever I visit a place for a performance or a promotion, I see it as an opportunity to help the locals in the areas of healthcare or education. In Nagpur, on Sunday, Being Human pledged to fund 100 paediatric cardiac cases in Maharashtra State.
And in Etawah, Being Human, on behalf of all artists who performed yesterday, has committed to fund 200 paediatric heart surgeries in UP (there is already a wait list of 81 children we have received who are being moved to Fortis Hospital Gurgaon and their surgeries will get done by month end and Being Human is in touch with local NGOs and hospitals for their lists also).
We have also contributed Rs. 25 lakh to the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College & Hospital for the purchase of an Echo Machine, Pediatric & neo natal ventilator and a portable X-ray machine for their paediatric cardiac ICU.”
In short the actors defended their presence by saying that the occasion was a good one in raising funds for charity-Being Human.