Coronavirus Outbreak: List of Indian celebs, including Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, who've made donations
Celebrities ranging from sporting icons to Bollywood stars and singers are contributing in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are the latest celebrities who have donated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's PM-CARES relief fund. Padukone took to Instagram to issue a statement regarding the same, urging others to come forward and donate as well.
Here's the statement
Yash Chopra Foundation and Netflix India have pledged to make monetary contributions to aid in relief measures. In a statement, Yash Chopra Foundation has declared it will donate Rs 5000 each to 3000 daily wage earners — 250 randomly selected members of Mahila Kalakaar Sangh, 250 members of Junior Artists Association, and 25000 members of Film Studios Setting and Allied Mazdoor Union — from the film fraternity.
Streaming giant Netflix will contribute Rs 7.64 crore to the relief fund set up by Producers Guild of India, which will be distributed to daily wage earners hit by the complete lockdown.
Here are the announcements
Yash Chopra Foundation to provide relief to 3000 daily wage earners from film industry... Will transfer ₹ 5,000 per person to their individual bank accounts... OFFICIAL STATEMENT... #YRF #CoronaVirus #COVID19 #COVID19Pandemic pic.twitter.com/vIcGxjEaLe
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 3, 2020
#Update: Streaming giant #Netflix contributes $ 1 million [₹ 7.64 cr] to the relief fund set up by Producers Guild of India... The fund will be distributed to daily wage earners impacted by the complete shutdown. #CoronaVirus #COVID19 #COVID19Pandemic — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 3, 2020
Shah Rukh Khan recently declared that his set of companies — Kolkata Knight Riders, Red Chillies Entertainment, Meer Foundation and Red Chillies VFX — will extend monetary support to several charities, which include the PM CARES fund, Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
Check out the post
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 2, 2020
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, who also serves as the chief advisor of Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), shared a video on social media thanking Ajay Devgn for the actor's contribution of Rs 51 lakh in order to support the daily wage workers. Check out the post
Dear @ajaydevgn, we thank U for your generous contribution of ₹51 lakhs towards @fwice_mum, for the benefit of our 5 lakh #CineWorkers. U have proved time & again, especially in times of crisis, that U are a real life #Singham. God bless U.#FWICEFightsCorona #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/e2NZ0V3q52 — Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) April 1, 2020
Filmmaker Rohit Shetty also donated Rs 51 lakh to FWICE. The actor declared it on social media.
Check out the post
I donates Rs 51 lakh to FWICE for daily wage workers of the entertainment industry#CoronavirusPandemic #IndiaFightsCoronavirus #SocialDistancing #StayHomeStaySafe — Rohit Shetty (@iaRohitShetty) April 1, 2020
Kangana Ranaut donated Rs 25 lakh to the PM-CARES fund. Her sister Rangoli Chandel said on Twitter that the actress will also sponsor the meals of daily wage earners. Check out the post
Kangana has also contributed to PM cares 25 lakhs and donated Ration to daily wage earners families, we need to stand united and do what best we can, many thanks from our family @narendramodi @PMOIndia #PMCARES #Istandwithhumanity pic.twitter.com/oNEif6I2Uj — Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) April 1, 2020
Ayushmann Khurrana, along with his wife Tahira, have extended their support to a non-profit organisation in Delhi, Gulmeher - a women's collective of waste-pickers turned artisans. The organisation works with about 200 women ragpickers and this contribution will help them look after themselves and their families.
Ayushmann, who has already donated to PM-CARES Fund, says in a statement, “Coronavirus has impacted people from every strata of life. But it has hit the lower income groups the hardest and it is our duty as citizens of this nation to come forward and support the people in dire need. Tahira and I have been associated with Gulmeher, a non-profit organization, for years and we are doing every bit possible to support these women who are absolutely distraught now.”
Check out Tahira's tweet about it
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PLEASE EXTEND YOUR HELP: The last couple of weeks has taught us invaluable lessons regarding the unpredictability and fragility of life. @ayushmannk and I have been supporting an NGO, @shaktifoundationindia who have undertaken varied social initiatives for the socially and financially vulnerable. One of the significant project undertaken by Shakti Foundation, is @gulmeher_delhi, a social entrepreneurship initiative of women waste-pickers from Ghazipur - one of Delhi’s oldest landfills. It is aimed at providing alternative income generation so that the women could get off the landfill and earn their livelihood with dignity. The last 7 years saw these women being trained and transformed into artisans, selling products and attaining financial independence as well as rebuilding the lives of their families. The recent turn of events threatens to undo all that has been thus far achieved and perhaps even push them back to the conditions they have come out of. We would like to reach out to you for financial assistance to sustain this strata of economically vulnerable in the form of donations as below: · Wages for 3 months of 50 women: Rs.9 Lakhs · Soap & Food for families for one month: @ Rs. 1000 per family per month (Their target is to reach 25000 families in the next month) · Cloth masks-manufacture of 10,000 masks to be distributed free of cost to the most exposed frontline workers fighting COVID 19: Rs. 3 Lakhs They say that “Hard times don't create heroes. It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.” I’d appreciate you being our real life superhero and helping save this initiative. Account: Shakti Foundation Savings account no: 50100335601305 Bank: HDFC bank,vasant Kunj, new delhi IFSC: HDFC0000273 Or at the following link: https://bit.ly/2WKbzQO Please share your PAN number for your 80G receipt #coronavirus #foodsecurity #income #safe #socialdistancing #wastepickers #heroes #winners #coronaviruslockdown #delhifightscorona #covid19india #indiafightscorona #masks #livelihoods A post shared by tahirakashyapkhurrana (@tahirakashyap) on
After Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif, Sara Ali Khan has pledged to make donations to the PM-CARES Fund and the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Although they have not mentioned the amount, the actors took to their individual Instagram pages and revealed they will be donating to both the relief funds. Here is Sara Ali Khan's post
Time to do a good deed 🙌🏻👌🏻 Stay in and help those in need! Your contributions will protect and feed 💟☮️ I urge you to support, I request, I plead. 🙏🏻🇮🇳 #jaihind #staysafe #IndiaFightsCorona A post shared by Sara Ali Khan (@saraalikhan95) on Actors Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan have decided to donate to UNICEF, GIVE INDIA and the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), the latter announced on Instagram.
Here's her post
Extending their support in the country's fight against the coronavirus, YouTube personalities Bhuvan Bam and Asish Chanchlani have also said that they will be making monetary contributions. Asian News International quotes sources stating that Bhuvan Bam has donated Rs 10 lakh to relief initiatives — Rs 4 lakh to the PM Cares Relief Fund, 4 lakh to the CM Relief Fund, and 2 lakh to the Feeding India initiative. "Usually I prefer to not talk about these things but our country needs us right now, this is important and we need to go out of our way to help everyone. This is my way of showing my support to pledge contributions to the PM CARES fund, CM relief fund and Feeding India, Bhuvan told Indo-Asian News Service. On the other hand, Chanchlani has donated Rs 3 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund. Check out his tweet here
In this crisis of covid-19, i want to come ahead and inspire my supporters to contribute something to Pm’s Relief Fund hence i pledge to donate 3 Lakh rupees in this relief fund to help in the fight against coronavirus 🙏🙏@PMOIndia #Covid19India #LetsFightsThis https://t.co/V5jaGzEaMV — Ashish Chanchlani (@ashchanchlani) March 29, 2020
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Tuesday, 31 March said she will contribute an amount of Rs 25 lakhs to Maharashtra Chief Minister's relief fund to combat the coronavirus crisis. The veteran singer has joined the growing list of names from the entertainment industry to support the country in the fight against COVID-19. Earlier, singer Adnan Sami announced his support and contribution to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, without disclosing the amount.
Here's Sami's tweet
This is the need of the hour & an extremely important step taken by our Hon. CM @OfficeofUT. We must all contribute in our own way. I’m also helping the needy that have been affected through this pandemic. I urge you to contribute to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund...🙏 https://t.co/At8ryzR9Vo — Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) March 30, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had last week announced a new fund called the PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) to help in the fight against the pandemic. Vicky Kaushal has pledged Rs 1 crore to the PM's relief fund. While making an announcement through Instagram post, he writes, "Let us all do our bit for a healthier and stronger future."
Shilpa Shetty and husband Raj Kundra are the latest to donate Rs 21 lakh to PM-CARES fund. “There is no better exercise for the heart than to reach out and lift the helpless. They say, nothing is excess or less when your actions are intended for a better tomorrow... give what you can to do your bit. @rajkundra9,” she wrote on Instagram.
For humanity, our country, & fellow citizens that need us; now is the time, let’s do our bit.@TheRajKundra & I pledge 21 lacs to @narendramodi ji‘s PM-CARES Fund. Every drop in the ocean counts, so I urge you all to help fight this situation.#IndiaFightsCorona @PMOIndia https://t.co/A0p2sAbGs8
— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) March 29, 2020
However, she is not the only star to have pledged her support to Modi’s relief fund as the country grapples with ways to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Action star Akshay Kumar replied to PM’s tweet announcing the fund and said that he would be donating Rs 25 crore.
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
Another power couple to have donated to the newly devised fund is that of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli.
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 easing the pain of our fellow citizens #IndiaFightsCorona
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 30, 2020
Virat 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 easing the pain of our fellow citizens #IndiaFightsCorona
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) March 30, 2020
The captain of the Indian cricket team and the Bollywood actor contributed to the PM-CARES fund as well as Maharashtra CM’s relief fund.
T-Series owner Bhushan Kumar donated Rs 11 crore to PM-CARES fund. He also gave Rs 1 crore to the Maharashtra CM’s relief fund.
In this hour of need, I pledge to donate Rs. 1 crore to the CM’s relief fund along with my family at @Tseries. Hope we all get through this difficult time soon. Stay home, stay safe. @CMOMaharashtra @OfficeofUT @AUThackeray #IndiaFightsCorona https://t.co/HbIuOKWL0C
— Bhushan Kumar (@itsBhushanKumar) March 29, 2020
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 🇮🇳@PMOIndia@narendramodi#IndiaFightsCoronahttps://t.co/mBBhuVgW1t
— Bhushan Kumar (@itsBhushanKumar) March 29, 2020
Hrithik Roshan had promised to provide N95 and FFP3 masks for Bombay Municipality workers and other caretakers.
In times such as these, we must do whatever we can to ensure the safety of the most fundamental caretakers of our city and society. I have procured N95 and FFP3 masks for our BMC workers and other caretakers... 1/2
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) March 26, 2020
Popular comedian Kapil Sharma has given Rs 50 lakh to the PM relief fund.
Varun Dhawan too pledged Rs 30 lakh to the PM-CARES fund on Twitter. He also gave Rs 25 lakh to the Maharashtra CM’s relief fund.
I pledge to contribute 30 lakhs to the PM CARE fund. We will over come this. Desh hai toh hum hain. https://t.co/E87IU22NaF
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 28, 2020
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 28, 2020
Producer of popular films like Kabir Singh, Murad Khetani has donated Rs 25 lakh each to the Maharashtra CM’s relief fund and PM-CARES fund. He will also support a family of daily wage earners by providing them with food for 10 days.
— Murad Khetani (@MuradKhetani) March 28, 2020
I pledge to contribute 25 lakhs to PM Cares funds, our earnest prayers and thoughts are always for our country’s well being @PMOIndia . Hum hoge kamayab . #PM-CARES fund . @narendramodi https://t.co/0G67z1B7cP
— Murad Khetani (@MuradKhetani) March 28, 2020
Rajkummar Rao shared that he has done his bit by donating to the PM relief fund, CM relief fund and also to the Zomato Feeding India. He urged everyone to come forward and make any possible donation.
It’s time to stand together & to help our administration in this fight against Coronavirus. I’ve done my bit..Donated to #PMReliefFund#CMReliefFund and to #ZomatoFeedingIndia to help feed families in need. Please support in whatever way you can. Our Nation Needs Us. Jai Hind🇮🇳❤️
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) March 29, 2020
The country is under a 21-day lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, which has claimed 32 lives and infected at least 1251 people.
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