Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosle on Sunday appealed to people to make a contribution of Rs 100 to the PM-CARES Fund and help the country in its fight against coronavirus.
The Dada Saheb Phalke awardee further appealed to people if they will contribute it will be much better and said that this money will help in the fight against coronavirus.
The dedicated national fund has been set up with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation as posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected people.
Asha Bhosle was recently interviewed by a media agency, wherein she urged the people of India to contribute a small amount to the PM-CARES Fund. During her interview, the Padma Vibhushan awardee stated that India has a population of 130 crores, and if everyone contributes even a small amount of ₹100, it will add up to a whopping ₹13,000 crores. The singer appealed everyone to take up the initiative and contribute as it will help the country fight the novel Coronavirus.
Furthermore, the Dada Saheb Phalke awardee also sang a patriotic song from 1954’s film Jagriti titled Aao Bachcho Tumhe Dikhayein Jhanki Hindustan Ki. Asha Bhosle concluded her statement by saying India is a country of freedom fighters who have sacrificed their lives for the country while she is only asking them for a contribution of ₹100 that can act as a lifesaver for others.
The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, also known as PM-CARES Fund was set up on 28 March, 2020. The primary goal of this national fund is to help deal with any national emergencies, like the COVID-19 pandemic. It will provide relief to the affected ones during this crisis.
The number of cases of the novel coronavirus across the globe crossed the 1.3 million mark as the global death toll topped 70,000. India has reported over 4,600 Covid-19 cases. The total death toll now in India stands at 132.