New Delhi, April 2
Donations continued to pour in from the sporting fraternity with cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir today deciding to contribute his two years' salary as an MP to the Prime Minister-Cares fund (PM-CARES Fund) to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping through the country.
The BJP's Lok Sabha member from East Delhi made the announcement on his Twitter page, urging people to come forward and donate generously.
"People ask what can the country do for them. The real question is what can you do for your country? I am donating my 2 year's salary to #PMCaresFund. You should come forward too," Gambhir said. Gambhir had earlier pledged a month's salary for the cause and also released Rs 1 crore from his MPLAD fund.
The Indian cricket team fielding coach R Sridhar also took to the social networking site to announce a donation of Rs4 lakh.
"As a proud Indian citizen, I'm Duty-bound and honoured to contribute Rs 200,000/- to @PMCares, Rs 150,000/- to @TelanganaCMO & Rs 50,000/- to Sec Cantt Board," Sridhar tweeted.
The Commonwealth Games gold medallist and multiple World Cup-winning rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela also contributed Rs5,00,000 - Rs3,00,000 and Rs2,00,000 to Rajasthan Chief Minister's relief fund — to fight the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has donated Rs 10 lakh for the cause. — PTI
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