The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc all over the world and caused a huge dent in the economy of most countries. With many undergoing losses, funds have been set up to help out those suffering the most. One such fund in India is the PM Cares Fund, which has seen many Indians from all walks of life making a donation towards it. Also Read - Coronavirus Lockdown in India Might Get Extended Until September, Warns a New Report
Among the many donaters is 17-year-old Hridayshwar Singh Bhati, who is India’s youngest patent holder and world’s youngest differently-abled patent holder. Hridayshwar, who had invented a six-player variant of chess at the age of 9 and had earned a patent for his invention in 2012, decided to donate the Rs 2 lakh prize money he had received to the PM Cares Fund. Also Read - 647 Cases, 14 States, 2 Days: How Tablighi Jamaat Meet Caught India's Coronavirus Preparedness Unawares
In a video he shared on YouTube, Hridayshwar said that he has received so much love and support from the people in India that he wants to return the favour by donating to the PM Cares Fund. Also Read - Hockey India Pledges Rs 25 Lakh Towards PM Cares Fund to Battle Coronavirus Crisis
Hridayshwar, who hails from Rajasthan, had in December last year received the National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) 2019. This year he received the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Baal Shakti Puruskaar 2020 award from President Ram Nath Kovind.
With the number of infected cases in India touching 2,301 and the death toll standing at 56, we all as citizens need to do our part to help curb the spread of the virus and aid those who are not able to fend for themselves.