Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo Credit: File Image)
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced that its employees will contribute Rs 21 lakh to the PM CARES Fund to fight the outbreak of novel coronavirus. It is a voluntary contribution from the CBSE Employees of Group A, B and C, who have stepped forward and paid a part of their salary for the cause of nation. After PM Narendra Modi urged nation to contribute to the fund, people from all walks of society extended their support. Many institutions have contributed to the PM Cares Fund, set up specifically to help country fight the Coronavirus pandemic.
In a letter, CBSE offers its services to the nation. It states, 'The country is facing Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic' and calls it a pandemic of ‘unprecedented magnitude’ which poses serious health concerns for the country. It notes that not only is it a health hazard, but it is also detrimental to the life and economic security of millions of Indians.
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Saturday announced that he will be donating Rs 25 crore towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM-CARES fund to help the government in its fight against cornavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Taking to Twitter, Akshay said that safeguarding the lives of the people is of paramount importance right now.
"I pledge to contribute â‚¹25 crores from my savings to @narendramodi ji's PM-CARES Fund. Let's save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai,"Akshay wrote in tweet on Saturday. His wife, former actor and author Twinkle Khanna, praised Akshay for the step.
"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," she wrote.
A number of celebrities have come forward to donate money so as to help people in crisis. South superstar Rajinikanth was the first celebrity to come forward by donating â‚¹50 lakh to help daily wage workers.
Several A-listers from the south, including Prabhas, Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan, Ram Charan and others have also donated money. In Bollywood, Hrithik Roshan and Kapil Sharma too had come forward to fund relief work. The "War" star said he has procured masks for BMC workers and caretakers, while Kapil had donated Rs 50 lakh to the Prime Minister Relief Fund.