Here Is List Of Indian Celebrities, Corporates, Cricketers And Ministers Who Donated To Fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Many have donated to the PM-CARES fund while some have chosen to help in other capacities in their fight against coronavirus. As India continues to fight the spread of coronavirus with 1071 confirmed cases and 29 deaths, people from all walks of life, including celebrities, industrialists and politicians have stepped in to contribute.
The Union government has set up a public charitable trust under the name The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Many have donated to the PM-CARES fund while some have chosen to help in other capacities. Here is a list of people who have so far donated towards efforts to fight the coronavirus in India:
Celebrities Pledged Support
Actress Anushka Sharma, her cricketer-husband Virat Kohli have pledged their support to the PM-CARES fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister’s relief fund. However, they chose not to disclose the amount.
Filmmaker Karan Johar, actor Sonam Kapoor, Ayushman Khurrana and few others also pledged support but did not say how much they were donating.
Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs 25 lakh each to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund PM-CARES Fund and the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Cricketer Suresh Raina donated Rs 31 lakh to PM-CARES Fund and Rs 21 lakh to UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund to combat coronavirus.
India batsman Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday revealed that he has donated a generous amount to fight the coronavirus pandemic. He had donated Rs 10 lakh, Ajinkya Rahane said that his contribution was just “a drop in the ocean“.
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar announced that he will be donating Rs 25 crore to PM-CARES Fund.
Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan has contributed Rs 1 crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM-CARES fund.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will extend help to 25,000-odd daily wage workers of the film industry whose lives have been affected by the ongoing national lockdown. Salman’s contribution will aid the artistes of Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), said the body’s president BN Tiwari.
Varun Dhawan pledged Rs 30 lakh to PM-CARES Fund and Rs 25 lakh to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Actor Shilpa Shetty, along with her husband Raj Kundra, pledged to donate Rs 21 lakhs to PM-CARES fund.
Bhushan Kumar, who heads film studio T-Series, said he will donate Rs 11 crore to PM-CARES Fund.
TV host and actor Maniesh Paul said he will donate Rs 20 lakh and Murad Khetani, the producer of 2019 blockbuster “Kabir Singh”, pledged Rs 25 lakh to PM-CARES Fund and another 25 lakhs to the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has pledged to give Rs 1 crore of his personal funds to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) along with Rs 50 lakhs to Chief Minster of West Bengal’s Relief Fund.
Teen shooting sensation Manu Bhaker donated Rs 1 lakh to the Haryana government
Corporates Made Donations
Adani Foundation has contributed Rs 100 crore to the PM CARES Fund for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Tata Sons and Tata Trusts
Tata Sons and Tata Trusts have pledged to contribute Rs 1,500 crore for the cause while Reliance Industries had made an initial contribution of Rs 5 crore besides opening India’s first COVID-19 hospital in Mumbai.
Study Hall Educational Foundation
Dr. Urvashi Sahni, Co-founder of Study Hall Educational Group is donating Rs.5 lac to delivered meals for migrant laborers through their DIDI’s (A Non-profitable organization) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh with the co-operation UP Government Community Kitchen and they are doing this till lock-down ends.
The JSW Group said it will extend financial assistance of Rs 100 crore to combat the deadly corona virus.
Larsen & Toubro
Engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro announced Rs 150 crore donation to the PM-CARES Fund and it has set aside over Rs 500 crore per month to support about 1.60 lakh contract workers.
TVS Motor Company said it will donate Rs 25 crore to the PM’s Relief Fund (PM-CARES Fund) for battle against COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sajjan Jindal-led group will provide equipment to healthcare workers and its employees will donate one day’s salary.
Mahindra & Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra.
Anand Mahindra of the Mahindra & Mahindra Group had offered to provide Mahindra resorts as care facilities for those infected. The Mahindra Group is also working on making ventilators for Covid-19 infected patients.
Several FMCG companies such as ITC, HUL, RB, and Godrej have also pledged material and monetary aid to help the government.
ITC chairman Sanjiv Puri announced the conglomerate has set up Rs 150 crore COVID-19 contingency fund to provide relief to most vulnerable section of the society, provide assistance to rural healthcare and even provide protective gear for medical staff.
Kotak Mahindra Bank, Uday Kotak.
Private sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank and its Managing Director Uday Kotak announced a Rs 60-crore donation. The bank will donate Rs 25 crore to PM-Cares Fund and Rs 10 crore to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, it said in a tweet.
Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL)
Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) managing director PV Krishna Reddy has donated Rs 5 crore each to the Chief Minister’s relief funds of AP and Telangana
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