Amidst the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, many countries around the world are under lockdown. This, however, has had adversely affected daily-wage earners.
Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel took to Twitter to inform about her contribution. She tweeted, “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.”
Ajay Devgn donated Rs 51 lakh to Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) to help the daily wage workers of the film industry affected by the lockdown due to the novel coronavirus. Ashoke Pandit, who is FWICE’s Chief Advisor, took to social media to thank the actor for his contribution.
Sharing the video, Ashoke Pandit wrote, “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 (sic).”
Earlier, Salman Khan extended financial support to 25,000 daily wage workers from the film industry. FWICE President BN Tiwari informed news agency PTI that the actor, through his Being Human Foundation, reached out to their organisation to help the workers. He said, “Salman’s Being Human Foundation has come forward to help daily wage workers. They called us three days ago. We have about 5 lakh workers out of which 25,000 are in dire need of financial help. Being Human Foundation said they will take care of these workers on their own. They have asked for account details of these 25,000 workers as they want to ensure that money reaches them directly.”
Lata Mangeshkar announced on Twitter that she was donating Rs 25 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Assistance Fund as part of her “duty to help your government during this difficult time”.
“I have a humble request to all that we should help the government as much as possible in the fight against the government,” the veteran singer wrote.
Sara Ali Khan also pledged an undisclosed amount towards the relief work in order to combat COVID-19 spread in the country.”I pledge to donate to the PM CARES Fund and the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra)… Every contribution counts, and solidarity is our only hope against this pandemic,” the actor wrote on Instagram.
Priyanka Chopra, along with husband Nick Jonas, donated an undisclosed amount to 10 charities including Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES), UNICEF, Goonj, Doctors Without Borders, No Kid Hungry, and SAG-AFTRA.
Vicky Kaushal said he was contributing Rs 1 crore to PM-CARES and Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. “While I’m blessed enough to be seated with my loved ones in the comforts of my home, there are many who are not as fortunate. We are in this together and we’ll win this together. Let us all do our bit for a healthier and stronger future,” the actor wrote.
Alia Bhatt also pledged her contribution to the PM-CARES Fund and the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra).
“At a time of great difficulty, while the nation is in lockdown, the central and state governments are working tirelessly to combat Covid-19. I salute the efforts of all those on the frontlines who are putting themselves at risk so the rest of us stay safe,” she wrote in a statement on Twitter.
Akshay Kumar pledged to donate Rs 25 crore in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic- A development that came in the wake of netizens accusing Bollywood stars of not contributing to help those struggling with the Covid-19 crisis.
“Whatever I am, whatever money I’ve earned, is only because of the people of India; and for us I am contributing Rs. 1 crore to the PM-CARES Fund. I urge all my fellow Indians also to help as much as possible,” wrote Kartik Aaryan on his social media handle.