Actor Ranbir Kapoor turns generous. He donates solar lamps worth lakhs of rupees to Purani Bazar village in Lakhisarai town of Bihar. According to a source, when a news channel approached Ranbir for help, the actor believed in what they were doing and sponsored the solar lamps by doing his bit of energy conservation.
Ranbir however, did not blindly donated for the cause he did his own research and contributed for the cause, said a source to Mid Day, "RK found out that solar lamps are more economical and less polluting than kerosene lamps. So he told the channel he wanted to donate lamps to the village."
The Purani Bazar villagers are very thankful to Ranbir for helping them out with their day to day need. The vegetable vendors in the village faced a lot of problems as they couldn't keep their stall open after sundown because of no electricity, but now business will be quiet easier for them.
Ranbir told to Mid Day, "I did the little I could in my small way and I hope this encourages the youth to do the same. I am very humbled by the villagers' appreciation." Ranbir is a part of the NDTV Greenathon 2010 that is working towards raising money to provide solar power to 160 villages across the nation.