PM Modi creates fund to fight coronavirus, urges citizens to donate

PM Modi creates fund to fight coronavirus, urges citizens to donate”

Former India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has reportedly donated Rs 25 lakh each to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the fight against COVID-19. "This will go a long way in creating a healthier India", the Prime Minister tweeted.

"The BCCI will contribute to Hon'ble Prime Minister's initiative which is a dedicated national fund (PM-CARES Fund) with the primary objective of dealing with emergency or distress situations", it further added. Respecting that spirit, the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) has been constituted he said.

PM Modi will be the chairman of this trust and its members will include defence minister, home minister and finance minister. Donations to this fund will be exempted from income tax under section 80 (G).PM Narendra Modi has always believed and shown in actions that public participation is the most effective way to mitigate any issue and this is yet another example.

Other actors too have contributed to various funds.

His tweet came nearly in tandem with the tweet from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's handle about the constitution of the PM-CARES Fund and his appeal to Indians to contribute to it. She wrote, "The man makes me proud".

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Bahubali star Prabhas donated an amount of Rs 4 crore for Covid-19 relief.

Earlier, Telugu superstars Pawan Kalyan, Ram Charan, Chiranjeevi and Mahesh Babu had also donated to boost the fight against COVID-19. Hrithik Roshan said that he had procured N95 and FFP3 masks for the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) workers.

The IAS Association also has made a decision to contribute Rs 21 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund. "We hope our users wholeheartedly donate to PM CARES fund and help save lives", Paytm President Madhur Deora said.

The country is witnessing a 21-day lockdown, as announced by the PM, to contain the spread of the virus.

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