Baaghi 2 actor Randeep Hooda recently joined a team of volunteers in a village near Nashik, Maharashtra to help locals reeling under the effects of drought.
According to the Drought Early Warning System (DEWS), about 42 per cent of India is 'abnormally dry' in 2019 which is around 6 per cent more than last year. Maharashtra is among some of the worst affected states in the country, apart from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Randeep recently visited the drought hit village of Vele as part of UK-based international humanitarian relief organisation Khalsa Aid to provide drinking water to the people.
Randeep took to Instagram on Monday 10 June and shared a video in which he is seen urging the government to "find permanent solutions" for the drought victims.
"“I am in village Vele (near Nasik). There is a great shortage of water, especially drinking water... All wells have dried up. This is a serious problem every summer. This area gets hit by drought.”" - Randeep Hooda
"Khalsa Aid team is here, volunteers are doing great ground work here by providing 25 to 30 water tankers everyday. I urge the government to step in and help these people and find some permanent solutions. A lot of dams are here, but people do not have access to it," Randeep is heard saying in the video.
Volunteers can also be seen providing water to the villagers and helping them fill containers.
This was not the first time Randeep had joined the organisation in their activities. He has been part of many Khalsa Aid missions including the cleaning of Juhu beach after Ganpati Visarjan in 2017 and providing food to flood victims in Kerala last year.
On the film front, Randeep will next be see in Imtiaz Ali’s sequel Love Aaj Kal 2 starring Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan.
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