Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has donated 15 million (Rs 1.5 crore) to combat the growing spread of the coronavirus in India. The leading Indian designer contributed 10 million to the Prime Minister Relief Fund and the additional Rs 5 million to the West Bengal Chief Minister Relief Fund. Sabyasachi made the announcement on his official Instagram handle and posted a statement in which he mentioned that he doesn’t want to be praised or written about for his contribution because he is not doing a charity. The designer said that it’s his duty towards his country to unite with people and the government in providing the maximum he can in the times of the crisis. Also Read - Deepika Padukone's Gorgeous Red Sabyasachi Banarasi Silk Saree is Actually a Wedding Gift From Ranveer Singh's Parents
The popular designer who is now a prominent name in the international fashion world also made sure that everyone knows he has first taken care of his employees. Sabyasachi mentioned in his official statement on social media that his staff and the workers who contribute to his designs are being taken care of by him. A part of his statement on Instagram read, “I don’t normally like to speak about anything that doesn’t directly pertain to my work, especially related to financial matters, because these are personal aspects of our lives. However, this moment calls for new strategies and collective efforts, so I believe it’s important to communicate this.” Also Read - Priyanka Chopra Celebrates Diwali With Nick Jonas Wearing a Sabyasachi Saree - Check Viral Photos
Sabyasachi went on to say how this is the time to come out and help each other to the best of our potential. He wrote, “Let me not mince words, I do not consider this as a charity, nor do I seek any kind of praise. Everything we do today combats the massive challenges that we are facing as a nation and as a world. Our investment in today’s efforts will come back to us all exponentially in the future. Nobody, rich or poor, is exempt from this call-to-action, and your contributions need not be financial – social measures are just as crucial.” Also Read - Arpita Khan Sharma Wears a Stunning Purple Sabyasachi Suit While Bringing Bappa Home on Ganesh Chaturthi - Pics
The designer then urged all to stay safe and together in these trying times when the world is facing the biggest of all challenges. With this contribution, Sabyasachi has now become the first leading designer to have initiated a donation to the government. Check out his post here:
The entire film industry is standing tall to fight against the coronavirus as India goes under lockdown. On Saturday, actor Akshay Kumar pledged to donate a sum of Rs 25 crore to the PM’s relief fund along with stars like Hrithik Roshan, Rajinikanth, Prabhas, Ram Charan, Pawan Kalyan, Varun Dhawan and Arjun Bijlani among others.