Ahmedabad, March 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Hiraben on Tuesday donated Rs 25,000 to PM-CARES fund to combat coronavirus pandemic. As per reports, PM Modi’s mother donated the money from her savings. Pragyan Ojha Slams Those Questioning People Over Their Donations to PM-CARES Relief Fund, Says ‘A Help Is a Help’.
The Centre on Saturday constituted Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund to tackle COVID-19 menace. PM Narendra Modi also urged people to contribute generously to the PM-CARES. Akshay Kumar Pledges to Donate Rs 25 Crore to PM Narendra Modi's PM-Cares Fund for COVID-19 Relief.
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After PM Modi’s announcement, several celebrities, including Bollywood stars, sportsperson donated a significant amount to the fund. Corporates like Tata Sons, Reliance Industries and Adani Group also contributed their share to the emergency fund.
PM Narendra Modi on March 24 announced a countrywide lockdown to avoid the spread of coronavirus. India will remain under complete shutdown till April 14. Meanwhile, the number of positive COVID-19 cases rose to 1,251 on Tuesday. Forty-three people also lost their live due to the deadly virus.