Bhopal: Due to the growing threat of coronavirus, many citizens have come forward to donate money in an attempt to fight against the deadly virus. Now, a senior citizen from Madhya Pradesh’s Vidhisha city too donated Rs 1 lakh from her pension to fund the state government’s efforts to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, a move that is warming the hearts of everyone. Also Read - TikTok Donates Protective Gears, Masks Worth Rs 100 Crore to Indian Doctors Tackling COVID-19 Patients
82-year-old Salbha Uskar, a retired employee, donated Rs 1 lakh from her pension to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund after reading an appeal in a newspaper. Also Read - 7-Year-Old Mizoram Boy Breaks His Piggy Bank, Donates His Entire Savings of Rs 333 to Fight COVID19
“After seeing the current situation, I decided to extend my help. I urge people to honour the lockdown and follow the government’s orders,” the 82-year-old said in a video shared by the public relations department.
Moved by her heartwarming gesture, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan shared her video on Twitter and said, “Maa Tujhe Salam. Salbha Uskar, an 82- year-old woman from Vidisha, donated Rs 1 lakh from her pension to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. This invaluable blessing of a mother has boosted my confidence in the fight against #COVID19.”
Many on Twitter echoed the CM’s words and praised her:
Meanwhile, Chouhan on Tuesday spoke to representatives of social organisations, health and police officials in Indore and thanked them for their efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, an official from the public relations department said.