T-series honcho Bhushan Kumar has pledged to donate Rs 11 crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative PM CARES Fund and Rs 1 crore to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund, Maharashtra to lend support to the ongoing battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Also Read - Covaxin Effective Against Coronavirus Strains Found in India, UK: Bharat Biotech
Kumar took to Twitter on Sunday and tweeted: “Today, we are all at a really crucial stage & it’s extremely important to do all we can to help. I, along with my entire @TSeries family pledge to donate Rs. 11 crores to the PM-CARES Fund. We can & will fight this together, Jai Hind @PMOIndia @narendramodi #IndiaFightsCorona.” Also Read - Punjab Extends Lockdown-like Restrictions Till May 31; CM Orders Strict Enforcement of COVID Curbs
He added: “In this hour of need, I pledge to donate Rs. 1 crore to the CM’s relief fund along with my family at @Tseries. Hope we all get through this difficult time soon. Stay home, stay safe.@CMOMaharashtra @OfficeofUT @AUThackeray #IndiaFightsCorona.” Also Read - Russia All Set to Launch 'Sputnik Lite' Single-Dose Vaccine in India
Earlier, the government set up the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, or the PM CARES Fund, with the objective of dealing with emergency situations such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Contributors to the fund will enjoy tax benefits, it has been announced.
“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,” PM Modi announced in a tweet on Saturday.
The Prime Minister is the chairman of the trust that includes the home minister, the finance minister the defense minister