Amitabh Bachchan aims to provide solar electicity to villagers

Oct 12, 2013, 03:13 IST | Asira Tarannum

Amitabh Bachchan aims to provide solar lights to around 3,000 homes across rural India with solar power systems in 28 states

During a media meet held on his 71st birthday yesterday he said, “We have been doing a lot of charity work under my father’s trust, this will be one of them. The electricity will be provided free of cost to all identified beneficiaries.”

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan greets fan at his home in Juhu yesterday. Pic/Satyajit Desai

About his birthday, he mentioned that his grand daughter Aaradhya sang happy birthday for him. His wife Jaya and daughter-in-law Aishwarya were with Big B to bring in his birthday. While Abhishek flew in from New York to be with him on his big day.

Big B states in his blog, “A strange calmness descends on the eve of the clock that strikes 12 midnight.. The family, few that are in town, bring in the greetings, the ‘little one’ ably tutored sings a ‘happy birthday’ to herself first, and then, after suitable prompting, to me... it’s these little moments that make up a birthday.” Big B also mentioned how cricket will not be the same without Sachin Tendulkar. “Sachin is the heart of cricket. He is a phenomenal athlete. Cricket will not be the same without Sachin,” he said.

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