Big B donates money towards Maharashtra Police Welfare Fund
Amitabh Bachchan was in Thane last weekend at a special function organized by Thane police for creating road safety awareness and improving traffic woes. The actor presented awards to the winners of 'Road Safety Competition' and even contributed Rs. 11 lakh to Maharashtra Police Welfare Fund.
Speaking about this Bachchan wrote on his blog, "Traffic for me has been an important issue. It has been a subject that has annoyed me and one that has always provoked me to do something about it. When I drive around in the JVPD Scheme and find cars violating traffic signals and common sense driving, it has infuriated me. The extent to which I have gone is to record by camera or mobile, those motorists that break traffic signals, their driving wrongs and basic violation of rules of traffic on the road. In the meantime I have volunteered to be involved personally in making a campaign traffic awareness film where I would act in it free of cost and even have volunteered to produce it, without charge ... just so, if my face and voice has any value then the people can be motivated to listen and hopefully obey rules and regulations, so desperately needed."
Bachchan further added, "Young children from schools had been taken in by this campaign and they were there in all military order, doing a march past ... and yours truly taking their salute. It was most encouraging to see the young wanting eagerly to be a part of this campaign, getting indoctrinated with the working of the police and their work and their duty. Seeing the enthusiasm of the young I have made another generous financial contribution towards their welfare fund, for this region, which comes under a different jurisdiction."