Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a special emergency fund for the nation to battle the dangerous COVID-19 pandemic, many celebrities and prominent people from all walks of life came out to support PM Modi in this battle by pledging to contribute to raising funds.
Here, check out his Tweet:
It is time that all resources of the country be directed towards fighting COVID-19. Have released INR 1 Crore from my MP LAD fund towards relief efforts. Have also donated one month's salary towards the Central Relief Fund.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) March 28, 2020
The Indian skipper Virat Kohli, along with his wife Anushka Sharma also pledged to support the country in this tough time. They took to their social media and announced that they will be financially contributing towards the PM CARES Fund, however, they didn’t disclose the amount.
Here, check out Virat’s post:
Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma also stepped forward to back our leaders during this crisis. He donated 45 Lakhs to PM CARES Fund, 25 Lakhs to CM Relief Fund Maharashtra, 5 Lakhs to Feeding India and 5 Lakhs to Welfare of Stray Dogs. He tweeted:
We need our country back on feet & the onus is on us. I’ve done my bit to donate 45lakhs to #PMCaresFunds, 25lakhs to #CMReliefFund Maharashtra, 5lakhs to @FeedingIndia and 5lakhs to #WelfareOfStrayDogs.Let’s get behind our leaders and support them @narendramodi @CMOMaharashtra
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) March 31, 2020
Indian test specialist and vice-skipper, Ajinkya Rahane also took to his twitter and urged everyone to contribute whatever the amount they can. He also revealed his donation but he didn’t disclose the amount. Though if rumors are to be believed then he donated a sum of Rs.10 Lakhs. Here, check out his tweet:
It’s time to unite and fight this battle against #Covid19. I have done my bit by contributing towards #PMCaresFunds and #CMReliefFund. Urge all of you to support the government by staying at home. I am confident that we will win this match together!@narendramodi @CMOMaharashtra
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) March 31, 2020
Indian woman cricketer Poonam Yadav contributed a sum of Rs 2 Lakh. In her tweet, Poonam Yadav urged everyone to contribute in order to beat the pandemic. Here, check out her Tweet:
I have given my support to the PM-Cares fund and the UP CM relief fund.
This is the only thing we can do in this time of crisis. I hope everyone contributes and we beat the pandemic soon.
— Poonam Yadav (@poonam_yadav24) March 30, 2020
Mithali Raj, the skipper of the Indian women cricket team also stepped forward and contributed a sum of Rs. 10 Lakh. She wrote:
“All of us need to join hands in this fight against the deadly coronavirus. I pledge to contribute my little bit – Rs. 5 lakh to The PM – CARES Fund and Rs 5 lakh to the Telangana Chief Minister’s Relief Fund”
Here, check out the tweet:
All of us need to join hands in this fight against the deadly coronavirus. I pledge to contribute my little bit – Rs. 5 lakh to The PM – CARES Fund and Rs 5 lakh to the Telangana Chief Minister’s Relief Fund . #PMCARES @PMOIndia @narendramodi Ji @TelanganaCMO https://t.co/o7kHEuIeT6
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) March 30, 2020
Before the lockdown started Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan did some help on the ground level. They distributed 4000 face masks to the needy people.
Doing our bit for the society. Whatever u guys can do please go ahead and help each other as far as sanitation is concerned.But don’t gather crowd! @iamyusufpathan #corona it’s a small start hopefully we will be keep helping more. Everyone of us… pic.twitter.com/7oG7Sx4wfF
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 23, 2020