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Big Contributions by Tatas, Akshay, BCCI for COVID-19 Relief Work


From Akshay Kumar pledging Rs 25 crore, to Tata Trusts and Tata Sons announcing a combined contribution of Rs 1,500 crore, here are some celebrities and organisations who are aiding relief efforts in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

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Akshay Kumar: Rs 25 Crore

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has pledged Rs 25 crore towards the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM-CARES) Fund, for fighting COVID-19. The actor took to Twitter to announce the same.

"“This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to @narendramodi ji’s PM-CARES Fund. Let’s save lives, jaan hai toh jahaan hai.”" - Akshay Kumar

This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to @narendramodi ji’s PM-CARES Fund. Let’s save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai. https://t.co/dKbxiLXFLS

— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 28, 2020

Thanking Kumar for his contribution, PM Modi tweeted, “Great gesture @akshaykumar. Let’s keep donating for a healthier India.”

Great gesture @akshaykumar.

Let’s keep donating for a healthier India. https://t.co/3KAqzgRFOW

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 28, 2020

Also Read: COVID-19: Akshay Kumar Pledges Rs 25 Crore to PM Relief Fund

Tata Trusts and Tata Sons: Rs 1,500 Crore Tata Trusts committed Rs 500 crore and Tata Sons pledged an additional Rs 1,000 crore to aid India’s fight against the coronavirus crisis.

Tata Trusts has committed Rs 500 crore and Tata Sons has pledged an additional Rs 1,000 crore to aid India’s fight against the coronavirus crisis. That is a total of Rs 1,500 crore in contributions by the Tatas.

"“The COVID 19 crisis is one of the toughest challenges we will face as a race. The Tata Trusts and the Tata group companies have in the past risen to the needs of the nation. At this moment, the need of the hour is greater than any other time.”" - Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons and Chairman of Tata Trusts

The COVID 19 crisis is one of the toughest challenges we will face as a race. The Tata Trusts and the Tata group companies have in the past risen to the needs of the nation. At this moment, the need of the hour is greater than any other time. pic.twitter.com/y6jzHxUafM

— Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) March 28, 2020

Tata Sons announces an additional Rs. 1,000 Crores support towards #COVIDー19 and related activities. https://t.co/TOXo8Hn26I #TataNews #ThisIsTata

— Tata Group (@TataCompanies) March 28, 2020

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BCCI: Rs 51 Crore

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that it will donate Rs 51 crore to the PM-CARES Fund, “to contribute towards strengthening the nation’s disaster management capacities and encourage research to combat COVID-19 and protect Indian citizens.”

NEWS : BCCI to contribute INR 51 crores to Prime Minister @narendramodi ji's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund

More details here - https://t.co/kw1yVhOO5o pic.twitter.com/RJO2br2BAo

— BCCI (@BCCI) March 28, 2020

Suresh Raina: Rs 52 LakhSuresh Raina has pledged Rs 31 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund, and Rs 21 lakh to the UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund.

Cricketer Suresh Raina pledged Rs 52 lakh in the fight against coronavirus. While he is set to give Rs 31 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund, he will hand Rs 21 lakh to the UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund.

PM Modi called Raina’s contribution “a brilliant fifty.”

That’s a brilliant fifty, @ImRaina! #IndiaFightsCorona https://t.co/O6vY4L6Quo

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 28, 2020

Also Read: Suresh Raina Pledges Rs 52 Lakh in Fight Against COVID-19 

Sabyasachi Mukherjee: Rs 1.5 CroreSabyasachi Mukherjee has pledged Rs 10 million (1 crore) to the PM’s National Relief Fund, and an additional Rs 5 million (50 lakh) to the West Bengal CM’s Relief Fund.

Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee wrote in a post on Instagram, “After securing my employees, I am pledging Rs 10 million of personal funds to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF), and an additional Rs 5 million to the Chief Minister of West Bengal’s Relief Fund, with the expectation that the money be used to ramp up medical facilities in the country.”

IAS Association: Rs 21 Lakh

The IAS Association wrote that it has decided “to contribute Rs 21 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund as its initial contribution to combat COVID-19.” The Association added that all its members will also contribute at least a day’s salary.

@IASassociation decides to contribute Rs. 21 lakhs to the PM-CARES Fund as its initial contribution to combat COVID 19. All members to contribute at least a day’s salary also. We shall leave no stone unturned to ensure that we win this fight against #COVID19. WE SHALL OVERCOME. https://t.co/v73gUKF3ki

— IAS Association (@IASassociation) March 28, 2020

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‘Every Single Contribution Matters’

Stressing that every single contribution matters, Modi quote-tweeted a couple of posts of contributions to the tune of Rs 500 or Rs 1000.

There’s nothing big or little.

Every single contribution matters. It shows our collective resolve to defeat COVID-19. #IndiaFightsCorona https://t.co/ibCnvGNIyo

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 28, 2020

The future of the nation is ensuring the nation’s future. Excellent gesture, Sahil, proud of you. #IndiaFightsCorona https://t.co/rpTWCp1FJH

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 28, 2020

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