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Eminent Personalities such as Sonakshi Sinha, Sunil Gavaskar and Ajinkya Rahane support Pehlay Akshar’s “A Story a Day” Initiative

Pehlay Akshar Foundation is engaging with 1.5 Lakh children across India to promote learning during this pandemic

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Pehlay Akshar Foundation, is an NGO founded by Ms. Radha Goenka, Director of RPG Foundation. This NGO works under the aegis of the RPG Group and funded by its group companies. Recently, Pehlay Akshar has launched a campaign “A Story a Day” to support learning for children from low income backgrounds from across the country. The campaign aims to continue learning via simple English stories for these children who are currently out of school during this pandemic. According to UNESCO’s estimate, nearly 321 million children (most of these from government schools) are out of school in India. The campaign encourages a heterogeneous mix of volunteers to read and record simple English stories and impact as many children as possible. Eminent personalities such as Sonakshi Sinha, Sunil Gavaskar, Ajinkya Rahane and Mayank Agarwal have supported this campaign by reading stories for these children. Currently, the initiative has a bank of 200+ stories within a month of its inception.

Pehlay Akshar Foundation has partnered with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) and has successfully reached out to 1.5 Lakh children so far.  Furthermore, they have also received support from Mr. Akash Patel -TPEO, Halol, Gujrat and Hingna and Nagpur Panchayat Samiti, Nagpur in response to this initiative. RPG Group Companies such as CEAT, KEC and Zensar are also supporting Pehlay Akshar’s campaign as their CSR initiatives.

Pehlay Akshar Foundation is engaging with children through their existing government partnerships, parent-teacher WhatsApp Groups, their YouTube Channel, and Facebook page. The Foundation is also exploring partnerships with National television and radio channels to promote this campaign nationally.

Ms. Radha Goenka, Founder, Pehlay Akshar Foundation quotes, “We are delighted to gain the support of renowned personalities such as Sonakshi Sinha, Sunil Gavaskar, Ajinkya Rahane and Mayank Agarwal. Our cause is to teach children English in a fun and interactive manner through the joy of storytelling. We have received overwhelming participation so far and are looking forward to taking this campaign to every household. We hope that more celebrated personalities come forward thereby encouraging people to volunteer for this cause. Helping students continue learning during the lockdown is a small gesture of us giving back to the larger community. We are also working on partnering with various other states to help as many children as we can.”

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Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan among top stars summoned by drug control agency

The Narcotics Control Bureau has expanded its investigation into drug use in Bollywood

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Top Bollywood actresses including Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan,  Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh have been summoned by the  Narcotics Control Bureau. All three of them will have to present themselves for questioning in the illicit narcotics case.

A senior official confirmed and said that they will be questioned and have to make themselves present in front of the NCB.

Deepika Padukone is presently shooting in Goa but will have to leave the shoot and come for questioning. Allegedly, the agency has a chat between Deepika and her manager Karishma Prakash in which the actress is asking for hash.

Sara Ali Khan whose name had emerged in the Sushant Singh Rajput case has also been called by the NCB.

Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh have also been summoned. Allegedly, Rakul Preet’s name too had emerged in the Sushant investigation. But Shraddha Kapoor’s chat is with Jaya Saha in which she is allegedly asking for CBD oil.

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Alaya F doesn’t let let anything get in the way of her work

The actress has recently bagged fresh face award for her film Jawaani Jaaneman

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Hailed as the ‘girl of the moment’ right after her debut in Jawaani Jaaneman, actress Alaya F made headlines for delivering a phenomenal performance on the silver screen. The actress nailed her unconventional character and is still considered one of the most impactful debutants. Being the learner that she is, Alaya is leaving no stone unturned being a force by herself as she continues to work from home.

From styling her own shoots and having taken it up even though it is not her niche, virtually taking dance classes to better her craft, watching documentaries to understand nuances of different characters and even, creating her own digital series- Alaya is doubling up and making sure that nothing hinders with her commitments during the lockdown, with her hardwork and dedication.

Talking about the same, Alaya F shares, “I had certain work commitments to fulfill even while on lockdown. As actors, our nature of work requires us to be in front of camera and usually we have a whole team of professionals to make us look our best. But due to the lockdown and the safety guidelines that were put in place, it became difficult to have a team so I had to get creative and do my own hair and make up and even styling for shoots! I even did a cover shoot by myself at home!”.

She further adds, “On social media I have to stay active and I also have brand commitments so for everything on my social media, not only hair and make up and styling is done by me, but also the creating video concepts, shooting them and editing them.. it’s all done by me! Everything now takes 5 times the work it would have taken but it’s been a great learning curve! It’s given me the chance to experiment and go out of my comfort zone in a lot of ways! It also always kept me occupied and busy and overall I must say, it’s been a lot of fun!”

Alaya has been on a roll after a promising debut, with back to back magazine covers, working on herself constantly and the actress recently bagged the award for the Fresh Face new comer for her debut performance in Jaaawani Jaaneman.

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Yash doubles up his daily workout regime as part of prep for KGF2

KGF2 will also be seen playing Adheera in the film

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Indian superstar Yash’ KGF created quite a noise across the country with its phenomenal storyline and Yash’ amazing portrayal of Rocky Bhai in the film. The audience is eagerly waiting for the sequel of KGF but due to the pandemic the shooting was put on hold and the team has recently started shooting for the remaining bits of the film again.

Superstar Yash is also all set to get back to the sets and resume his role as Rocky Bhai and is currently undergoing intensive training to get into the best shape possible.

Talking about the same, a source close to Yash shares, “Yash is going the extra mile and has doubled up on his workout routines while preparing to get back on the sets and start shooting for KGF2. His daily workout routine is broken down into different sets of exercises.”

Talking about the actors daily routine, the source continues, “Yash starts his day super early around 6 am with half an hour of cardio. Following which he starts weight training and ab work outs that take up an hour and then another cardio session. Yash also works out in the evening with different exercises and heavy weight training, he is also on a very strict diet.”

KGF2 is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year and will also see Sanjay Dutt essay the role of Adheera in the film.

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