BH CORRESPONDENT, Chennai: Arjun Reddy actor Vijay Deverakonda faced a lot of flak from fellow stalwarts in the South film industry on the issue of donating for the coronavirus relief efforts.
The young actor took all the criticism lying down and clarified his reasons to the whole world through a video while announcing a 1.30 crore donation fund to help relief efforts.
In the video, he said, “I have 35 employees working which include my personal staff, production team and others who take care of the charity for ‘The Devarakonda Foundation’. I am running out of funds currently.”
He then talked about two projects close to his heart, “I picked up two issues: Immediate Requirements and Future Requirements. Speaking about Future Requirements, it is like getting employment for the youth in the coming days after the crisis comes to an end. The real battle starts after the crisis. Lot of employees lost their jobs. We are going to address the issue.
He further added his designs regarding employment generation. He said, “I am donating Rs 1 crore for employment generation. We will take more students and get them trained in their interested skills. All the donated money will be used for youth employment program.”
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— Vijay Deverakonda (@TheDeverakonda) April 26, 2020