Akshay Kumar joins Covid-19 fight with a Rs 25 cr donation to PM’s relief fund. Wife Twinkle says she is ‘proud’ of him
NEW DELHI: In what can be called one of the biggest gestures by a B-town celebrity, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, on Saturday, pledged to donate Rs 25 crore in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The development comes in the wake of netizens accusing Bollywood stars of not contributing to help those struggling with Covid-19 crisis.
Sharing the news on Twitter, the actor said that he will contribute the donation amount to PM Narendra Modi’s relief fund from his savings.
“This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people,” his post read.
Author and columnist Twinkle Khanna lauded her husband’s gesture, and said that she was very proud of him. She also wrote that he didn’t think twice about making this donation.
On Saturday, PM Modi had announced PM-CARES Fund. He urged ‘people from all walks of life’ to express 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 was constituted, which is expected to go a long way in creating a healthier India.
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.
Sharing a link about the fund, he said the PM-CARES Fund accepts micro-donations as well. PM Modi assured that this fund will cater to similar distressing situations, if they occur in the times ahead. “It will strengthen disaster management capacities and encourage research on protecting citizens,” his tweet read.
The 52-year-old ‘Kesari’ star has been repeatedly urging citizens to co-operate with the government during the 21-day nationwide lockdown.