It is not every day that an actor comes down to the streets to help the underprivileged.
Ollywood’s Badmash Toka Udayan Aparajeet is not only making Odisha proud in the Kannada film industry, but has also taken up a philanthropic initiative for the cause of helping the poor and needy in the state. Aparajeet, along with a few like-minded and motivated youngsters, has started a social welfare organisation called the Unplugged Dreams (UD).
Informing about the organisation he says, “This charitable organisation is planning to carry out various activities in the near future. As of now, we have started a programme called ‘Mission Sunday’ where we are providing food and clothes to poor people. The initiative is now spreading to different places like Bhadrak, Dhenkanal and Balasore.”
“I have always tried to do something or the other for the underprivileged people but I’m well aware that alone, I can’t bring about any big changes. Years back, I had dreamt that one day I will start my own organisation to serve the society in a better and bigger way. After, almost a decade of struggle, I started UD. Initially we were only 4 people in Bhubaneswar, but now volunteers are turning up every week to help us with the initiative,” he added.