Vivek to pro­mote In­dian hand­i­crafts

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - AN­JURI NA­YAR SINGH

Ac­tor Vivek Oberoi (right) has been as­so­ci­ated with many so­cial cause like an­ti­smok­ing and san­i­ta­tion projects, with the latest be­ing his col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Ma­ha­rash­tra gov­ern­ment for a cam­paign to pro­mote hand­i­crafts in the state.

“Vivek loves col­lab­o­rat­ing with dif­fer­ent agen­cies for causes that are im­por­tant to him. Not only is he sat­is­fied with his new cam­paign called Van Dhan Jan Dhan, but is also ea­ger to start work on it soon. For this, Vivek will be go­ing to 16 vil­lages in Ma­ha­rash­tra to meet peo­ple who make hand­i­crafts and un­der­stand their prob­lem,” says a source close to the ac­tor. “Also, he will be speak­ing to a lot of peo­ple who own small-scale in­dus­tries, so that he can di­rectly make the artist meet the buyer,” adds the source.

“We have al­ready met with a few peo­ple from some vil­lages to pro­mote small scale in­dus­tries and have big­ger plans in the pipeline. This will go a long way in help­ing the crafts­men earn a liv­ing, and bet­ter profit mar­gins,” says the 39-year-old ac­tor.

PHOTO: PARVEEN KU­MAR/ HT

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