In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, PM Narendra Modi created his PM Cares funding project that is requesting donations from everyone in the country to help those in need. Among the donators, Bollywood celebrities like Alia Bhatt, Aayushman Khurana, Madhuri Dixit etc donated plenty to support his cause. Tata Motors, Coal India and others contributed to the funding program.
The Prime Minister conveyed his gratitude through tweets on Twitter. Even his mother, Heeraben Modi, donated Rs. 25,000 from her own savings to the PM Cares fund.
By being proactive and taking right precautions we have to overcome COVID-19. #IndiaFightsCorona
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 31, 2020
Rising to the occasion for a healthier India, showing leadership and compassion.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 31, 2020
Fortunately for India, these weren’t the only ones supporting his cause. People from every sphere of life donated their part to help India fight through the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Dalai Lama said, “As a token of my sympathy and support, I am making a donation from Dalia Lama Trust to the PM CARES Fund set up to provide relief during crises such as this,”
Employees from the biggest Public Sector Bank, SBI (State Bank of India) pledged two days worth of their salaries to donate to the PM Cares fund. The total amount has reached Rs. 100 crores.
Amond the investors, we also have India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, donating Rs. 500 crores ($66.4 million) for this fund through his company Reliance Industries. Many other celebrities from the Bollywood fraternity arrived to show their support for the PM’s cause.
Virat and I are pledging our support towards PM-CARES Fund & the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Maharashtra). Our hearts are breaking looking at the suffering of so many & we hope our contribution, in some way, helps easing the pain of our fellow citizens #IndiaFightsCorona
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) March 30, 2020
It is the absolute need of the hour to rise together as a Nation.
Whatever I am, whatever money I’ve earned, is only because of the people of India; and for us I am contributing Rs. 1 crore to the PM-CARES Fund.
I URGE all my fellow Indians also to help as much as possible 🙏🏻 https://t.co/AzTT3lWHtr
— Kartik Aaryan (@TheAaryanKartik) March 30, 2020
Today, we are all at a really crucial stage & it’s extremely important to do all we can to help. I, along with my entire @TSeries family pledge to donate Rs. 11 crores to the PM-CARES Fund. We can & will fight this together, Jai Hind 🇮🇳@PMOIndia @narendramodi #IndiaFightsCorona https://t.co/mBBhuVgW1t
— Bhushan Kumar (@itsBhushanKumar) March 29, 2020
The man makes me proud. When I asked him if he was sure as it was such a massive amount and we needed to liquidate funds, he just said, ‘ I had nothing when I started and now that I am in this position, how can I hold back from doing whatever I can for those who have nothing.’ https://t.co/R9hEin8KF1
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) March 28, 2020
Even people from the Sports industry joined hands in supporting the PM Cares funding.
It’s time we all do our bit to help defeat #COVID19. I’m pledging ₹52 lakh for the fight against #Corona (₹31 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund & ₹21 lakh to the UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund). Please do your bit too. Jai Hind!#StayHomeIndia @narendramodi @PMOIndia @myogiadityanath
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 28, 2020
The Prime Minister got the support from the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, as he pledged one month of his salary to help those in need during the coronavirus.
President Ram Nath Kovind pledges to donate one-month salary to PM-CARES Fund to help the nation tide over the crisis of COVID-19. He appeals to all fellow citizens to donate generously to PM-CARES Fund to help defeat COVID-19.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 29, 2020
Other organisations, Indian associations and different brands have donated funds or started their own campaigns to generate money to support the PM Cares fund in the wake of the coronavirus.
#AAI employees raised ₹20 cr as an initial contribution to the #PMCARES Funds to fight the menace of #COVID19. Collectively, as responsible citizens of this country, we shall make all efforts to protect, empower & help effected communities to tide over this emergency. #AAICares pic.twitter.com/Nog0OZhDdO
— Airports Authority of India (@AAI_Official) March 29, 2020
@IASassociation decides to contribute Rs. 21 lakhs to the PM-CARES Fund as its initial contribution to combat COVID 19. All members to contribute at least a day’s salary also. We shall leave no stone unturned to ensure that we win this fight against #COVID19. WE SHALL OVERCOME. https://t.co/v73gUKF3ki
— IAS Association (@IASassociation) March 28, 2020
We in CRPF contributed our one day's salary to PM Relief Fund. Some of us contributed two day's salary as we felt we should do more in this critical juncture. I appeal to you all to contribute to PM CARES Fund as country faces unprecedented challenges. Let's stand up for India 🇮🇳 https://t.co/8ZOy07fke5
— Kashyap Kadagattur 🇮🇳 (@iamkash_kr) March 28, 2020
At this time when all of us need to help our fellow Indians in whatever way we can, @MotilalOswalLtd pledges to contribute ₹5 crores to @narendramodi ji's PM- CARES Fund. Let's all save lives and fight the #COVID19 crisis together. Health is Wealth. #India #PMCARES. @PMOIndia 🙏🏽 https://t.co/UOYFAibtGV
— Motilal Oswal (@MrMotilalOswal) March 28, 2020
Join our #100CrorePledge & donate to the PMCARES FUND using contactless UPI payments. Remember no contribution is too small. We'll add ₹10 to everyone's donation.
Let's get 10 crore donors &we pledge to add ₹100 crores on top.#PhonePe100CrorePledge #DonateKaroNaIndia
— PhonePe (@PhonePe_) March 28, 2020
Have you done your part in donating for a safer India to pass through the coronavirus?