Interesting things about Mammutty and His Phillanthropic Work Till Date
Mammootty is the patron of the Pain and Palliative Care Society, a charitable organisation in Kerala, formed with the aim of improving the quality of life among patients with advanced cancer.
He has been working with the Pain and Palliative Care Centre situated in Kozhikode, India. In 2018, he put forth a novel project to provide the pain and palliative care to those suffering from cancer throughout Kerala.
Mammootty is the goodwill ambassador of the charity project Street India Movement, which is aimed at the eradication of child begging and child labour. He has promoted the activities of the movement, which networks with orphanages and institutions looking after the children.
Kazhcha is a venture to extend free eye care and treatment organised by Mammootty Fans Welfare Association and Mammootty Times, in association with Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre and the Eye Bank Association of Kerala. One of the major activities related to this is the distribution of free spectacles to children.
A special fund received from the office of the President of India will be utilised for this purpose. Free eye camps will also be conducted at various places in connection with this project. Akshaya, the information technology dissemination project of the Government of Kerala, has Mammootty as its goodwill ambassador.
He formally took over the role on 26 February 2006 at a video networked programme which was linked to all the district headquarters of the state. Mammootty is a patron of the Care and Share International Foundation, a charity organisation working towards removing the inequalities in society.
The foundation has done many notable humanitarian works including the recent Hridaya Sparsham project, to mobilise help for the heart surgery of children. Mammootty's plea over social networking sites raised about ₹ 1 crore within a day.
In August 2014, Mammootty launched the My Tree Challenge as a response to the popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Its purpose is to encourage others to plant saplings, as the rules dictate they should if they are challenged.
My Tree Challenge was kick-started by two environment lovers, Abdul Manaf, an entrepreneur, and Imthias Kadeer, a travel photographer. It was actor Fahadh Faasil who first challenged actors Mohanlal and Mammootty to take up the challenge.
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