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Kajol, Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji Lent Support to The Organ Donation Campaign

Bhupendra Gandhi of Amar Gandhi Foundation said: "There is an entire ecosystem that enables organ and tissue donation. Everyone in the process is a 'Real Hero'."

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Kajol, KJo, Ayan Mukerji support organ donation campaign. Flickr

Directors Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji, and actress Kajol have lent support to the ‘Real Hero’ organ donation campaign.

“A real hero is someone who helps everyone else recycle their organs. I have pledged my own organs and you can too,” Ayan said in a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday.

A similar video message was shared by Karan and an audio message by Kajol to support the cause of organ donation.

This is in continuation to Amar Gandhi Foundation’s initiative that started on August 13 on Organ Donation Day.

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FILE IMAGE- Karan Johar.

Veteran actress-politician Hema Malini and actress Soha Ali Khan had also appealed to people via Twitter, to be a “Real Hero”.

Bhupendra Gandhi of Amar Gandhi Foundation said: “There is an entire ecosystem that enables organ and tissue donation. Everyone in the process is a ‘Real Hero’.”

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The ‘Real Hero’ was conceptualised by The Network. The campaign was jointly presented by Amar Gandhi Foundation and Regional and State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation, Mumbai. (IANS)

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Actors Ajay, Kajol Support Initiative to Turn Plastic ‘Fantastic’

"We can utilise the waste metrical for recycled product and our 'Plastic Banega Fantastic' is an initiative to show how."

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Ajay, Kajol support initiative to turn plastic 'fantastic'. Wikimedia Commons

Actors Ajay Devgan and Kajol on Saturday urged people to segregate plastic from daily garbage in a way that it can be utilised to make a recycled product.

The couple came together to support an initiative taken by Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) at the Mahim Creek. As part of HUL’s “Start a Little Good”, a plastic collection drive named “Plastic Banega Fantastic” has begun.

Talking about how effective recycling plastic could be, Kajol said: “We will be giving fishing nets to fisherfolks, and those are made out of recycled plastic… We will give them a park bench that is made out of recycled plastic and many such things. Basically, the idea is to show them products that we can make out of recycled plastic and also usable for daily life.”

“When they see what you can do in a productive manner to segregate plastics out of daily days, people will hopefully take the step seriously,” added the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai actress.

Asked if the government’s Swachch Bharat initiative is bringing any visible change in the surroundings, Ajay said: “We have a large population and it takes time to change people’s habits. There are people who throw garbage everywhere and with constant talks, people will become aware of how such things are harming the planet.”

As parents, Ajay and Kajol both believe that bringing little changes can create a big difference in children’s lives and that is how they can bring about a change in the future generation.

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Kajol Devgan, flickr

Any special things they teach their two children?

Ajay said: “Small things like not wasting water, switching off the light and all electric gadgets when it’s not used. At times kids just waste tissue papers just for fun, and I keep saying not to do that. From their childhood, if we can inculcate these habits in them, it will become a part of their lifestyle.

“Like my son carries a steal tiffin box instead of plastic. We use steel bottles and straw instead of plastic… I know these are very small thing, but as Ajay says these things slowly but surely change the big picture. These things will make them much responsible citizens of the world,” said Kajol.

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The event saw a a beach cleaning session by Ajay and Kajol along with popular radio jockey Malishka Mendonsa.

On the initiative, HUL Chairman Sanjiv Mehta told IANS: “While the invention of plastic is great, the problem started with its waste, used material. Since we all are using plastic and it is an integral part of our life, as people, we have to use it responsibly.

“We can utilise the waste metrical for recycled product and our ‘Plastic Banega Fantastic’ is an initiative to show how.” (IANS)