Prime Minister Narendra Modi with mother Heeraben (Photo Credit: File Image)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben on Tuesday donated Rs 25,000 to the PM Cares Fund from her personal savings to help the nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. With a view to fight the battle against COVID-19, the PM earlier announced the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, which he said, would go a long way in creating a healthier India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is the chairman of the trust, through a series of tweets, PM Modi said, ''People from all walks of life expressed their desire to donate to India’s war against COVID-19.'' ''Respecting that spirit, the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund has been constituted. This will go a long way in creating a healthier India.''
In another tweet, the PM said, ''It is my appeal to my fellow Indians, Kindly contribute to the PM-CARES Fund. This Fund will also cater to similar distressing situations, if they occur in the times ahead. This link has all important details about the fund.''
''The PM-CARES Fund accepts micro-donations too. It will strengthen disaster management capacities and encourage research on protecting citizens. Let us leave no stone unturned to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations,'' the PM tweeted.
It is to be noted that several celebrities, industrialists, sportspersons and many other leading personalities have generously contributed to the PM Cares Fund in the country’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
PM's mother was also seen beating a utensil in response to his son’s appeal to express gratitude to health professionals fighting coronavirus by clapping or by ringing bells for five minutes at 5 pm 'Janta Curfew' .
The video of Hiraba beating a plate while sitting on a chair went viral and the PM himself tweeted to acknowledge her participation and that of several other “mothers”.