While the prominent personalities from across various fields are coming ahead to contribute in an order to combat coronavirus, Indian opener Rohit Sharma, also known as Hitman, has donated a huge amount of Rs 80 lakhs to various relief funds.
Taking to Twitter, Rohit Sharma wrote: “We need our country back on feet and the onus is on us. I’ve done my bit to donate 45 lakhs to PM-CARES Fund, 25 lakhs to CM Relief Fund Maharashtra, 5 lakhs to Feeding India and 5 lakhs to Welfare Of Stray Dogs. Let’s get behind our leaders and support them.”
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
Likewise, the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar donated Rs 25 Lakh to Chief Ministers Relief Fund, Maharashtra for the fight against coronavirus. Earlier on Monday, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli along with wife Anushka Sharma made his contribution.
Virat Kohli took to Twitter and wrote: “Anushka and I are pledging our support towards PM-CARES Fund & the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra). Our hearts are breaking looking at the suffering of so many & we hope our contribution, in some way, helps to ease the pain of our fellow citizens.”
Gautam Gambhir also donated one crore. He said in a tweet, “It is time that all resources of the country be directed towards fighting COVID-19. Have released INR 1 Crore from my MP LAD fund towards relief efforts. Have also donated one month’s salary towards the Central Relief Fund. United we stand!!”
Meanwhile, the Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also donated Rs 1 crore from his MPLAD fund. Taking to Twitter, Rijiju wrote: “I am depositing the amount now. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a call to all BJP MPs to give Rs 1 crore from their MPLADS Fund to the National Relief Fund in the fight against coronavirus.”