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The development comes after PM Modi last week announced the creation of the PM-Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (CARES) Fund and urged people to make donations to support the government in fight against coronavirus.
“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. People from all walks of life can donate to this fund,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.
He said that it is the urge to fellow Indians, kindly contribute to the PM-CARES Fund. “This Fund will also cater to similar distressing situations if they occur in the times ahead,” he added further.
He also added that the PM-CARES Fund accepts micro-donations that will help enhance India’s disaster management capacities and encourage research on protecting citizens.
“The PM-CARES Fund accepts micro-donations too. It will strengthen disaster management capacities & encourage research on protecting citizens. Let us leave no stone unturned to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations,” he added.
Soon after the fund was announced by PM Modi, supports from all quarters started pouring in for the purpose.
Starting from President Ram Nath Kovind to Union ministers, ministries, government-run organisations and individuals and private bodies have started contributing to the PM-CARES Fund for India’s fight against the new coronavirus.
President Ram Nath Kovind pledged to donate a month’s salary to the fund to help the nation tide over the crisis of COVID-19 and appealed to countrymen to donate generously to it.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also announced his decision to donate one month’s salary, with Army, Navy and Air Force personnel and the ministry’s employees deciding to donate a day’s salary, amounting to a total of Rs 500 crore.