As the world is racing against the deadly pandemic to save humankind, our country India has left no stone unturned for the same. Praised by several countries for the effective planning and constant efforts for saving lives and restricting the transmission, the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narenda Modi, also urged people to donate and help the government to support our nation financially in the time of need.
A relief fund named “PM CARES” is an abbreviation for Prime Minister Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations fund. The fund was created on the 28th of March 2020, following the 21-day lock down nationwide.
Since this announcement, a lot of people and celebrities have come forward to support this fund along with other relief funds and have contributed generously. The sports celebrities and committees have also pledged to help the government with relief funds. Here is a list of the sports celebrities who have donated to the PM CARES fund.
Sachin Tendulkar: Popularly known as the God of Cricket in India donated Rs 50 lakhs to the PM relief fund and Maharashtra CM relief fund.
Gautam Gambhir: Cricketer-turned-Politician has announced to contribute his salary of two years as MP to the relief fund.
Rohit Sharma: One of the popular faces in the Indian cricket team, Rohit, has donated Rs 80 lakhs collectively for PM relief fund and CM relief fund for Maharashtra.
PV Sindhu: Our Indian badminton player has helped by donating a sum of Rs 10 lakhs for helping governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
MS Dhoni: Former captain of the Indian cricket team pledged to donated Rs 1 lakh for the funds.
Suresh Raina: Our popular batsman has donated Rs 25 lakhs for the same.
Bajrang Punia: The wrestler who works as an OSD at Haryana railways has pledged to donate his six months salary.
Virat Kohli: The number one batsman of the country has pledged help with funds along with his spouse Anushka Sharma for fighting COVID-19.
Apart from these celebrities, noteworthy contributions have been made by these people as well:
Ratan Tata: The gem of our country won million hearts when he announced that he would be donating a sum of Rs 500 crores for the relief fund. The TATA companies and trusts have committed to help with Rs 1500 crores of donations for helping the government.
Akshay Kumar: The Bollywood celebrity was one of the first ones to announce that he will donate Rs 25 crores to the PM CARES fund.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee: The celebrated designer has pledged to donate one crore to the PM relief fund and 50 lakhs to the relief fund for West Bengal.
Bhushan Kumar: Head of T-Series studio has announced to donate 11 crores to the PM relief fund.
There are many other celebrities and people who have come forward to donate and help the country to do all that is needed to fight this pandemic. In this, Together!