Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to micro-blogging site Twitter to thank Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar for the Rs 25 crore donation he made to PM’s Care Fund amid the coronavirus outbreak which has claimed more than 30,000 lives across the world. Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Thanks Varun Dhawan For His Donation Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Replying to Akshay Kumar’s tweet, PM Modi wrote, “Great gesture @akshaykumar. Let’s keep donating for a healthier India.” Also Read - After Akshay Kumar, Ratan Tata Donates Rs 500 Crore For Coronavirus Fight, Netizens Call Them 'Real Hero'
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar earlier announced that he has pledged to contribute Rs 25 crore to the PM’s relief fun in order to help the fight against coronavirus. “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,” he tweeted.
Soon after Akshay Kumar announced that he has pledged to donate Rs 25 crore to the PM’s relief fun, his wife Twinkle Khanna took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express how proud she is. She tweeted, “The man makes me proud. When I asked him if he was sure as it was such a massive amount and we needed to liquidate funds, he just said, ‘ I had nothing when I started and now that I am in this position, how can I hold back from doing whatever I can for those who have nothing.’’
Not only Akshay Kumar, Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan also announced that he will be donating Rs 30 lakh to PM’s relief fund in order to fight the deadly coronavirus.
The massive coronavirus outbreak has taken more than 30,000 lives across the globe and has infected more than 6 lakh people. In India, the number of positive coronavirus cases has surpassed 1000 with 21 deaths reported.