As soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the special emergency fund CARES, the celebrities came up to participate and support Prime Minister’s fight against the coronavirus crisis. From designer Sabyasachi to the actress Anushka Sharma and the cricketer Virat Kohli, everyone donated their part to raise the fund and help the nation combat this crisis.
Today, on 30 March 2020, cricketer Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka made an undisclosed contribution to the PM-CARES fund and took a pledge to support the government in every way possible. They tweeted about this expressing their grief for the suffering nation has to face.
Anushka 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
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 30, 2020
This couple has constantly been urging people to stay at home, take precautions and follow social distancing choose not to disclose the amount they are donating. While posting their pledge to social media Anushka wrote “Virat and I are pledging our support towards PM-CARES fund and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra).”
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
One of the most popular actors among the youth, Kartik Aaryan has already been in highlights for supporting PM Modi in the fight against coronavirus. He expressed his feelings on the social media by writing “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.” He urged his colleagues as well to help as much as possible.
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
The couple Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Raj Kundra pledged to donate an amount of Rs. 21 lakhs to PM-CARES fund. Shilpa Shetty states that every drop in the ocean counts.
For humanity, our country, & fellow citizens that need us; now is the time, let’s do our bit.@TheRajKundra & I pledge 21 lacs to @narendramodi ji‘s PM-CARES Fund. Every drop in the ocean counts, so I urge you all to help fight this situation.#IndiaFightsCorona @PMOIndia https://t.co/A0p2sAbGs8
— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) March 29, 2020
The veteran fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee pledged to donate Rs. 10 million to PMNRF (Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund) and Rs. 5 million to Chief Minister of West Bengal relief fund.
The Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar became the first celebrity to donate Rs. 25 crore to PM-CARES fund. He mentioned on Twitter that “This is that time when all that matters in the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes.”
This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to @narendramodi ji’s PM-CARES Fund. Let’s save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai. 🙏🏻 https://t.co/dKbxiLXFLS
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 28, 2020
Next, the young actor Varun Dhawan showed his support by contributing Rs. 30 lakhs to PM-CARES fund. He writes “Desh hai to hum hain.”
I pledge to contribute 30 lakhs to the PM CARE fund. We will over come this. Desh hai toh hum hain. https://t.co/E87IU22NaF
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 28, 2020
Former cricketer and present Lok Sabha MP, Gautam Gambhir released the amount of Rs. 1 crore from MP LAD (Local Area Development) Scheme towards relief efforts to fight against coronavirus crisis.
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
National cricketer Suresh Raina also made his contribution by donating Rs. 31 lakhs to PM-CARES fund.
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
We all hope that this pandemic ends soon we get back to our normal lives.
Till then stay safe and stay tuned!