The 97th week drive was attended by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan who with his yellow gloves not only wore it but made sure it gets dirty too. He was assisted by Afroz in the initial & then he was on his own. This motivated others to do the same. A massive drive clean up – Versova Residents Volunteers (VRV) was started by a local hero and lawyer named Afroz Shah who made India proud when he won the Champions of the Earth Award.
Actor Abhishek Duhan who has worked in Salman Khan starrer Sultan as Titu. Abhishek, has also featured in TV shows like “Miilee”, “Humnay Li Hai Shapath” and “Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat”, had also assisted director Sajid Nadiadwala in “Kick”, which starred Salman & many serials/ads also joined our club President on his personal request even due to his busy schedule shot for the movie. The actor not only joined us for the cleanup but also showed his interest to wear our yellow Lions jacket.
The feedback of a non-Lion really mattered to us & we were eager to hear it. Firstly he was shocked looking at the turnout of Lions in yellow jackets & was clueless looking at the garbage just washed ashore at Versova.
He said a million dollar statement, “Why should be ashamed to cleanup when we aren’t ashamed to dump. We are just clearing our own mess before it goes further out of hand.”
The gesture was a great push for all us members of Lions Club of Link Road Malavani & other club leaders of District 3231A3 all part of Lions Club International too. Members from our club present were President Lion Rajesh Salian, Treasurer Lion Dipali Salian, Immediate Past President Lion Ashok Desai, Lion Bhoja Salian, Lion Malathi Salian, grandson Devraj Salian & New member Lion Rupali Singh.
Past District Governor Lion Sudarshan Nair, Past District Governor Subhash Udaipuri, District Secretary Lion Hemantraj Sethia, Jt. Dist. Secretary Rita Kapoor, Dist. Cabinet Action Officer Lion Meena Ramaswamy, Jt. District Treasurer Lion Vijay Havelia, Jt. District PRO Manoj Babur, Region Chairperson Lion Kalyan Jena, Zone Chairperson Lion Vedant Chaudhary, President Lion Jignesh Dolia- LC Heritage Galaxy, President Lion Sharad Subramanium- LC Oshiwara Crescent were also present for the cleanup.
He also shared his will to join us in upcoming future projects. Best of luck to you, Abhishek Duhan for your movie, all the very best & love to meet you soon !!! & for the rest lets make the vision of Afroz Shah our own.
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