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03-23-2010, 02:09 AM #1
Aamir Khan urges Indians to support Haiti quake victims
Actor Aamir Khan Sunday asked Indians to support hundreds of thousands of Haitians devastated by an earthquake. “What has happen in Haiti is really terrible and I would strongly recommend the people of India to reach out and help in every way possible,” Aamir told reporters at Grand Hyatt here Sunday, where auction of Indian modern art was organised to raise funds for Haiti.The Jan 12 quake with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale killed more than 200,000 people and destroyed much of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince and its surroundings, tearing up roads and bridges and reducing homes and hospitals to rubble.
Aamir supports “Hope for Haiti”, an organisation raising funds for the earthquake-affected people of the island.”I think we should all do what we can to help people who had been through such a tragedy. I am here to support the cause,” Aamir said.Asked if he wants to convey any message to people of Haiti, he said: “It is extremely difficult, at a time when a person has lost everything, to convey or communicate anything. What I want to convey them is all my love and warmth. In times like this, people need to be strong and resilient. Such happenings are beyond our control and we should look inward for strength.”Actor Anil Kapoor, who was present at the event said: “I am very, very proud to see Indians coming up to support this cause.
In the last one-and-a-half-years. I have visited the US a number of times and whomever I met there, I have seen everyone has shown his or her eagerness to help India.”And today India has reached such a position that it can also help. Economically it is growing so strong that it can afford to help others. That makes me proud.”