Farhan Akhtar to feed underprivileged Pakistanis on Independence Day

Published: August 11, 2016
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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  • ahmad
    Aug 11, 2016 - 5:11PM

    for one day?Recommend

  • Jay
    Aug 11, 2016 - 5:51PM

    @ahmad: have you even for one day ? Recommend

  • Sara Khan
    Aug 11, 2016 - 7:00PM

    @ahmad: you should be ashamed of yourself, seriously.Recommend

  • Glueless
    Aug 11, 2016 - 10:22PM

    this should become a continues effort is what the guy meant i guess.

    Great initiative btw!Recommend

  • Lahori
    Aug 12, 2016 - 2:42AM

    India and Pakistan should share food recipes.Recommend

  • AB
    Aug 12, 2016 - 4:14AM

    It’s a noble cause to feed the poor! great initiative. I do however find the title of this news misleading “Farhan Akhtar to feed underprivileged Pakistanis on independence day”.. the article then mentions indians and that’s it’s a joint collaboration between Pakistanis and Indians so the headline should reflect that..!Recommend

  • Zahid khan
    Aug 12, 2016 - 9:53AM

    It’s good gesture of “robin hood army”to feed the needy!! May God bless them,but surprised to see that they did not include the occupied Kashmir.where Indian armed forces have imposed strict curfew for over one month,killing injuring thousands innocent Kashmiri.pls doctors PLS go there and see bybyourself.may god protect you too Recommend

  • ahmad
    Aug 12, 2016 - 12:03PM

    @Sara Khan
    dear torch bearers of hunger elimination, what I meant was that will this be a continuous program? if this for one day, then i guess it’s not worth the publicity of 2 weeks it got Recommend

  • Amna Khan
    Aug 12, 2016 - 1:54PM

    Before talking of feeding poor how about ensuring basic human right to live, exist and breathe in Indian held Kashmir, where daily umpteen innocent are shot at. Such measures are not only hogwash but also hypocritical, masking the evil doings with philanthropy. If Indian actors are so concerned about human well being, let us see them initiating talks on GROSS HUMAN RIGHT ABUSES in Indian Held Kashmir. Recommend

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