Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das has vowed to donate her one month’s salary to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Das will donate her salary to the COVID-19 relief fund in Assam.
“Friends it’s high time to stand together and support people who need us. I am contributing 1 month of my salary to Assam government in Assam Arogya Nidhi Account made to safeguard the health of people in the wake of COVID-19,” she tweeted on Thursday tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Rijiju was all in support of the announcement of Hima Das, as he praised the efforts of the sprinter to make a difference. “Great gesture, Hima Das. Your hard-earned one month’s salary means a lot and it will be very purposeful! India fights corona”, he tweeted.
Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu has also donated a total of Rs 10 lakh to combat coronavirus spread. In fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Sindhu donated Rs 5 lakh to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chief Minister Relief Funds each.
Star wrestler Bajrang Punia, who works in Railways as an OSD has already donated his six-month salary to the Haryana coronavirus relief fund.
Former India opener and BJP lawmaker Gautam Gambhir will donate Rs 50 lakh to ensure adequate equipment is given to people in the national capital to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
BCCI president and former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly said that he would provide free rice of worth Rs 50 lakh to the poor people who have been put in security and government schools in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tennis star Sania Mirza has stepped forward to raise funds to provide the daily wage workers with food and other essential needs during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed more than 20,000 lives worldwide to date.
Around 700 confirmed coronavirus cases have been registered in India so far while 16 people have lost their lives.