Actor and philanthropist Vivek Oberoi has always been at the forefront of noble causes and has contributed to the society in his own ways.
This time, the large-hearted actor has put together a fundraiser event, proceeds of which will be used for the education of poor girls who have been rescued from child trafficking, domestic violence and prostitution.
Vivek recently launched an auto-rickshaw rally ‘Tuk Tuk Challenge 2016’ by his non-profit organization, Food For Life Vrindavan (FFLV), which flagged off from Mumbai and end at Kanyakumari. The versatile actor also rode the rickshaw to a certain distance. The rally involves volunteers participating from across the country.
Last year, a similar event was organised where volunteers and participants trekked at Mount Kilimanjaro which turned out to be a great success with several NRIs sponsorships and donations.
Vivek is the international brand ambassador of FFLV and has been actively supporting the charity since a decade and has been instrumental in a number of initiatives that helped change the lives of the poorest of the poor.
Vivek says, “Every girl child has the right to education and that is what we are working towards this year as well. An auto rickshaw rally would be a great noisemaker and would give us the right leverage to generate funds for this initiative. My first attempt at riding an auto was a great experience.”