Indian BTS fans celebrate Jimin's birthday, raise funds for social causes
Jimin's celebrates his 26th birthday on October 13
Nearly Rs 1,60,000 was raised through Project Mi Casa initiative
The fund would be directed towards Habitat for Humanity India
BTS' Indian fan group Bangtan India, which is named after the Korean boy band itself, has raised nearly Rs 160,000 to celebrate the 26 birthday of Jimin, which falls on October 13. The money will reportedly be diverted to address social causes in the country.
Project Mi Casa initiative, a move that has been a tradition for the Indian fan group of BTS, was responsible to collect the funds and will forward the amount to Habitat for Humanity India, an NGO that works on matters related to sanitation, housing facilities and affordable shelter.
The group has previously estimated that an amount close to Rs 80,000 would be collected through the initiative for Jimin's birthday. However, by the time the collection deadline, which was set on October 10, approached, nearly double the amount had been raised, according to reports from News18.
Bangtan India said in a statement, "We donate to a cause for members’ birthdays every year. It has become a tradition for us. We try to support new causes each time and also try to pick causes that resonate with us based on what we see happening around us or what we think would be a good project to pick up", according to reports Hindustan Times.
The statement added, "This time, owing to us hearing about so many disasters happening around us for a long time now and so many families getting displaced in the process, the cause that Habitat for Humanity serves really resonated with us, and hence that was the NGO we decided to support for this project.”
Here are some lesser-known facts about BTS' Jimin on his 26th birthday:
-Jimin, like most of us, is an animal lover and has previously said that if he could have a superpower, he would want to talk to animals.
-Eyeliner is essential for Jimin while showing off his moves. According to media reports, the singer applies eyeliner even while practicing privately.
-His food palette is dominantly spicy. The singer loves pork, beef, duck, chicken and even enjoys eating fruits.