The government of India is requesting the citizens of India to come forward and help the state in fighting the novel Coronavirus together. After this many celebrities and organizations came forward and made huge contributions to the cause to provide some aid in the relief efforts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted “It is my appeal to my fellow Indians, Kindly contribute to the PM-CARES Fund. This Fund will also cater to similar distressing situations if they occur in the times ahead. This link has all important details about the fund”.
The PM-CARES Fund accepts micro-donations too. It will strengthen disaster management capacities and encourage research on protecting citizens.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 28, 2020
Let us leave no stone unturned to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. pic.twitter.com/BVm7q19R52
Following the tweet, people from all over India started donating money for the noble cause.
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has pledged a sum of Rs. 25 crores towards the PM-CARES Fund (Prime Miniter’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation) to help Indian fight against the novel Coronavirus. The 52-year-old actor took it to Twitter to announce the same.
This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to @narendramodi ji’s PM-CARES Fund. Let’s save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai. 🙏🏻 https://t.co/dKbxiLXFLS— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 28, 2020
Thanking the actor for his contribution, PM Modi tweeted, “Great gesture @akshaykumar. Let’s keep donating for a healthier India.”
Tata Sons and Tata Trusts collectively donated Rs. 1,500 crore to this cause playing their role in India’s fight against the Coronavirus.
Tata Trusts have pledged Rs. 500 crore while Tata Sons have committed Rs. 1,000 crore. The Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons and Chairman of Tata Trusts, Rata Tata said, “The COVID 19 crisis is one of the toughest challenges we will face as a race. The Tata Trusts and the Tata group companies have in the past risen to the needs of the nation. At this moment, the need of the hour is greater than any other time.”
The COVID 19 crisis is one of the toughest challenges we will face as a race. The Tata Trusts and the Tata group companies have in the past risen to the needs of the nation. At this moment, the need of the hour is greater than any other time. pic.twitter.com/y6jzHxUafM— Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) March 28, 2020
The Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) also came forward to pledge Rs. 51 crore to the PM-CARES Fund saying, “BCCI to contribute towards strengthening the nation’s disaster management capacities and encourage research to combat COVID-19 and protect Indian citizens.”
NEWS : BCCI to contribute INR 51 crores to Prime Minister @narendramodi ji's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund— BCCI (@BCCI) March 28, 2020
More details here – https://t.co/kw1yVhOO5o pic.twitter.com/RJO2br2BAo
JSW Group, formerly called Jindal South West, has come forward and donated Rs. 100 crore to the relief fund and to this PM Nodi replied, “I am extremely proud of our industrial leaders, who are rising to the occasion and contributing towards a healthy India. Thank you to @TheJSWGroup. The poorest of the poor will benefit from their remarkable gesture”.
I am extremely proud of our industrial leaders, who are rising to the occasion and contributing towards a healthy India.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 29, 2020
Thank you to @TheJSWGroup. The poorest of the poor will benefit from their remarkable gesture. #IndiaFightsCorona https://t.co/YjzSiPCLpo
Indian Cricketer has pledged Rs. 31 lakhs to PM-CARES and Rs. 21 lakhs to UP CM’s Disaster Relief Funds.
Also, Chairman and Managing Director (MD) of T-Series, Bhushan Kumar has also pledged Rs 11 crore, and to this PM Modi replied, “Thank you @itsBhushanKumar I admire your passion towards India’s fight against COVID-19”.
Another Twitter user shared that he has donated Rs. 501 to the relief fund saying, “Juss a little Donation For @narendramodi Ji for #PMCARES to Fight Corona Virus Folded hands”.
To this PM Modi replied, “There’s nothing big or little. Every single contribution matters. It shows our collective resolve to defeat COVID-19”.