Actor Vivek Oberoi is popular for dedicating his birthday every year to a social cause. The actor, who turned 39 this Thursday, announced a sanitation project initiative under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.
Speaking on his unique birthday celebration every year, the actor said, “I always celebrate it every year with children who are fighting cancer. We will be throwing a party for them once I go back (to Mumbai). This (the sanitation initiative) is an important cause too.”
Few months back, the Saathiya actor moved out on the streets of Mumbai with a broom in hand to inspire more people to join the ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’.
Talking about the sanitation project, Vivek said, “The initiative is in association with global non-profit organisation, Habitat For Humanity and his One Foundation. As many as one lakh toilets will be built across the country.”
In a conversation with IANS, Vivek discussed how women with poor sanitation amenities feel embarass to go out in the open to attend nature’s call. He added, “They don’t go in the day and hold on to their systems till night. That ends up spoiling their health really badly.”
Vivek also shared a research which was done on women. It read, “When girls turn 12 or 13, their body starts to change and they become conscious to go behind the bush. Boys in school tease them as they are curious at that time. So, a lot of girls stop going to school because of that. That was very upsetting to hear.”
The actor wants to help in building as many toilets as possible in the country. Regarding this, he said, “A lot of people reached out and said they want to do this with me.”
On the film front, he will be next seen in Yash Raj Films’ Bank Chor.