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Akshay Kumar is socially sensitive, a true Indian: Pankaja Munde

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star Kumar, who won a Social Influencer Award here, is a socially sensitive "true" Indian, says Maharashtra's Minister for Rural Development

Munde shared a photograph of being honoured by Chief Minister at the Lokmat Maharashtrian of The Year Awards 2018 on Tuesday night.

"Congratulations Kumarji for winning the 'Social Influencer' award at Maharashtrian Of The Year. A very deserving, socially sensitive and true Indian in every sense! Your contribution and unconditional support for social cause is most appreciated," Munde tweeted.

Akshay, through his work in films like "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" and "Pad Man", has addressed social issues like open defecation and menstrual hygiene. He has even set up vending machines for sanitary napkins at various places. Earlier this month, Akshay also inaugurated a public toilet at the famed and handed it over to the (BMC).

was named Power Celebrity of the Year at the Awards ceremony.



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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 14:08 IST