Farhan Akhtar to feed underprivileged Pakistanis on Independence Day

Artists raise the Robin Hood Army to feed half a million people. PHOTO: DNAINDIA

Artists raise the Robin Hood Army to feed half a million people. PHOTO: DNAINDIA

This Independence Day, Farhan Akhtar and many other artists will join hands with the Robin Hood Army to feed underprivileged Pakistanis and Indians.

The artists, including Farhan, Vishal Dadlani and Clinton Cerejoto, will sing the Mission 500k anthem with volunteers from Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Mumbai, New Delhi and Chennai.

“The Robin Hood Army’s desire to feed half a million people across India and Pakistan this year on their respective Independence Days is an effort I whole-heartedly support,” the Dil Dhadakne Do actor was quoted as saying according to Mumbai Mirror.

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“I appeal to people everywhere to participate in this incredible initiative to help eradicate hunger and malnutrition. It’s our world. We have to make it better,” he added.


Robin Hood Army feeds the poor by taking food from affluent restaurants.

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Speaking to The Express Tribune earlier, Co-founder of the Karachi chapter Anam Rafiq revealed the aim of their Independence Day mission.

“Our aim is to get the food from restaurants and try not to let it go to waste. Many people go hungry at night, so, keeping this in mind, we pledge to feed 500,000 poor people in seven countries,” she vowed.

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This plan is in line with last year’s tradition of feeding 100,000 hungry people in India and Pakistan during Independence Day festivities in both the countries.

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