In an effort to raise awareness about cyclone Gaja and the damage it has caused to the life in Tamil Nadu, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has made an emotional appeal to people in a video.
The video speaks about the extent of damage it has wreaked on the people of Tamil Nadu.
In an sincere effort to bring the whole nation together for a better cause, he urges the socially conscious citizens of India to form a united front and extend their support to the affected people.
Kamal Haasan, veteran actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam party President took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to appreciate Big B’s initiative.
Thank you Amit ji @SrBachchan. You have clearly explained the devastation the Gaja Cyclone has wrecked in Thamizh Nadu. It is always people like you who have been the thread which stitches our country together in spite of all its diversity. pic.twitter.com/3EEWhnWXAK
? Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) December 5, 2018
“Thank you Amit ji. You have clearly explained the devastation the Gaja Cyclone has wrecked in Tamil Nadu. It is always people like you who have been the thread which stitches our country together in spite of all its diversity,” he tweeted.
Kamal Haasan has been using Twitter actively to become the voice in making the plight of people affected by Gaja heard.
In his earlier posts, the actor-turned-politician appealed to all parties in Tamil Nadu to look past the political and ideological differences.
He urged the parties to come together for the sake of humanity and help the needful for the people affected by Gaja.
Pointing out that the relief efforts taken till now are just ‘first aid’, he said ‘full treatment’ will take over eight years to recover completely. The people should be given help during these years to recover from Gaja’s destruction.
People are still camping in temporary shelters, all along the main roads in Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Thanjavur, waiting for relief materials, even after two weeks since the destructive cyclone hit the coastal regions of the state.
The three districts which were majorly affected are the main providers of food products to the entire state. Agriculture is the main source of income for people living in these areas.