Mumbai: At a time when not only India but the entire world is fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic, several eminent personalities from Bollywood and the world of sports have come forward to contribute in the fight against coronavirus.
While Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal pledged to contribute Rs 1 crore to PM-CARES and Maharashtra Chief Minister Relief Fund, the Indian cricket team’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma announced that he will donate Rs 80 lakh to help the government in fighting the pandemic.
In his Instagram post, the Uri star shared a note which read: "While I am blessed enough to be seated with my loved ones in the comforts of my home, there are many who are not as fortunate.
"In this time of crisis, I humbly pledge to contribute an amount of Rs 1 crore to PM-CARES and Maharashtra Chief Minister Relief Fund. We are in this together and we'll win this together. Let us all do our bit for a healthier and stronger future."
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Likewise, Rohit Sharma, in a Twitter, post declared that he has donated Rs 45 lakh to PM CARES fund, Rs 25 lakh to the CM's Relief Fund Maharashtra and Rs 5 lakh each to Zomato Feeding India and the Welfare Of Stray Dogs.
We need our country back on feet & the onus is on us. I’ve done my bit to donate 45lakhs to #PMCaresFunds, 25lakhs to #CMReliefFund Maharashtra, 5lakhs to @FeedingIndia and 5lakhs to #WelfareOfStrayDogs.Let’s get behind our leaders and support them @narendramodi @CMOMaharashtra
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) March 31, 2020
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar also extended her support to the Maharashtra government in the fight against COVID-19. In a Twitter post, she announced to contribute an amount of Rs 25 lakh to Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund to combat the coronavirus crisis.
नमस्कार.आपण आपल्या सरकारला या कठिण प्रसंगी मदत करणे हे आपले कर्तव्य आहे. मी माझ्या तर्फ़े मुख्यमंत्री सहाय्यता निधीला २५ लाख रुपये देत आहे. माझी सर्वांना नम्र विनंती आहे की सरकारच्या क़ोरोना विरोधी लढ्यात आपण सुद्धा सरकारला यथाशक्ति मदत करावी.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) March 31, 2020
Earlier on Monday, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif had declared to lend her support to the ongoing battle with COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Sachin Tendulkar, Salman Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Diljit Dosanjh, Anushka Sharma, and Virat Kohli among many others who came forward to contribute monetarily in these times of crisis.
(With agency inputs)