John Abraham is maintaining a perfect balance between work and philanthropic activities. John, who has actively campaigned for building an elephant home for wild elephants in the Maharashtra-Karnataka border, has taken his cause to Chhattisgarh state.
It was also learnt that John has tasted success as the central Indian state, which sees massive elephant movement and many clashes, has agreed to support John and his partner in the cause, renowned environmentalist Mike Pandey, by allocating Rs30 lakh. The Maharashtra government too is looking to disburse around Rs10 lakh for the elephant home and setting of GPS tracking devices.
"I'm really happy that my elephant project is very much on and gaining momentum. I'm pleased that people are supporting this very important cause. Many lives can be saved with this," John told DNA. "It is a shot in the arm for us with another state joining us in our initiative. John has been actively meeting state authorities to get things in place and finally it has happened. Getting money from the state government for funding is also a great boon," says Mike Pandey.
And if you thought that John was only busy with elephants, we have news for you. The actor is plotting to start a fresh initiative which will see him championing the cause of taking off monkeys engaged by people to perform trick shows on the roads to rehabilitate them in the wild.
Mike reveals, "John is very much keen to start the monkey rehabilitation plan with me. We have had discussions and plans are being worked out. It is very much needed as it is cruel to engage animals for roadside fun shows."