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Coronavirus outbreak: Varun Dhawan, Bhushan Kumar and other celebs donate to PM-CARES Fund


Instagram: Varun Dhawan
Instagram: Varun Dhawan

Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to announce the PM-CARES Fund where people can donate an amount and help the citizens. PM Modi tweeted, “The PM-CARES Fund accepts micro-donations too. It will strengthen disaster management capacities and encourage research on protecting citizens. Let us leave no stone unturned to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations.”

The first celebrity to donate an amount in PM-CARES Fund was Akshay Kumar. The actor has donated 25 crore for it. Well, after Akshay a lot of celebs have come forward and donated an amount for the same.

Varun Dhawan took to Twitter to inform everyone that he is donating Rs 30 Lakh to PM-CARES Fund. He tweeted, “I pledge to contribute 30 lakhs   to the PM CARE  fund. We will over come this. Desh hai toh hum hain.”

The head-honcho of T-Series, Bhushan Kumar has donated Rs 11 crore for the same. He tweeted, “Today, we are all at a really crucial stage & it’s extremely important to do all we can to help. I, along with my entire @TSeries family pledge to donate Rs. 11 crores to the PM-CARES Fund. We can & will fight this together, Jai Hind Flag of India @PMOIndia @narendramodi #IndiaFightsCorona.”

Actor Maniesh Paul has also donated Rs 20 lakhs to PM-CARES Fund. He tweeted, “I take a pledge to donate 20lakhs from my savings to the PM-CARES fund…its time to be there for everyone… @narendramodi  ji.. JAI HIND.”

Actor Randeep Hooda along with Jay Patel has decided to donate 1 crore for the same. While talking about the current scenario in the country, Randeep said, “We salute the heroes who are serving against the life-threatening Coronavirus Disease without fear round the clock – doctors, nurses, police and daily needs suppliers. The world is going through pandemic with extreme effects of a virus that has not been experienced by any of us living today.”

Actor-producer Ranjha Vikram, who has also donated an amount for the same, stated, “I do not believe in telling the world about my contribution, but the effect of this virus is so widespread, and apart for medical facilities, care of the lesser privileged is also extremely important. That is why I hope many will follow suit and understand that no contribution is too small. I would also like to thank our healthcare workers, police and defense forces, who are still operating in this crisis to ensure our safety. They stand at greater risk but still haven’t budged from their duty, and I salute them all.”