Akshay Kumar pledges Rs 25 crore donation to PM Modi's CARES Fund
Akshay Kumar announced that he will contribute Rs 25 crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's CARES fund to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar pledged to donate Rs 25 crore in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. This is one of the biggest gestures shown by any B-town celebrity.
"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," he announced in a Twitter post.
Akshay Kumar has been quite active on social-media requesting people to stay indoors and practise social-distancing to curb the further spread of Covid-19. A few days ago, he also put out a video on his Instagram profile, in which he blasted the violators who failed to adhere to the rules of the lockdown.
Nearly 1000 people in India have contracted the novel coronavirus, while 21 people have lost their lives. Announcing the CARES fund, PM Modi said that the fund will help the people of India during such distressing times in future.
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