Vidyut Jammwal donated a sum of Rs. 5 lakhs to Ekaveera Kalaripayattu Academy with a promise of supporting and promoting the students for the rest of his life. The Academy endeavours to mentor kids learning the ancient discipline of Kalaripayattu. A young student named Neelakandan of the academy, took to his Twitter to express his gratitude to the Khuda Haafiz actor. On his Twitter handle, the young martial artist said, “Extremely grateful and honored! Met @VidyutJammwal in Mumbai and he has supported Ekaveera Kalaripayattu academy with a huge contribution of 5 lakh rupees. This will go a long way in helping us achieve our dream of promoting Kalaripayattu across India.”
Jammwal congratulated Neelakandan and his father who runs the said academy. The actor gifted him an ‘I Train Like Vidyut Jammwal’ customised T-shirt.
Vidyut Jammwal said, “The traditional health (care and prevention) methods of India need to be reactivated. Kalaripayattu is the best available ancient health culture alive today. The need of the hour is to bring this art to the world. Starting from Kerala, funding and supporting the Gurus of Kalaripayattu and Kalaris (schools) financially is only the first step. I have bigger plans for Kalaripayattu and its traditional as well as modern practitioners in near future.”