Actor Priyanka Chopra, her husband Nick Jonas, Katrina Kaif among others on Tuesday pledged money to various relief funds aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Priyanka and Nick 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.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 31, 2020
Taking to Twitter, the star said “these organisations are doing “amazing work” by helping those impacted by the COVID19 outbreak”.
She tweeted “They are feeding the hungry, supporting doctors and first responders, helping low income and homeless communities, and supporting our colleagues in the entertainment industry,” .
Priyanka urged people to come forward and do their bit.
She wrote “Thank you for everything you are doing. They need your support too, and we would implore you to donate as well. I have linked to each org with a swipe up in my stories… no donation is too small. Together we can help the world beat this” .
Nick said “the idea behind highlighting these organisations was to create awareness. In these uncertain times, Pri and I want to bring awareness organisations we’ve donated to and are doing so much to help people all over the world”.
The Jonas Brothers member said
“We are continuing to pray for everyone affected by #Covid19 and hope that everyone is doing their part to help flatten the curve!”
In an Instagram post, Katrina said “she has donated money to both, Maharashtra Chief Minister’s relief fund and PM-CARES. Heartbreaking to see the hardship and suffering this pandemic has unleashed in this world”.
Popular Marathi actor Sai Tamhankar also donated Rs 1.50 lakhs to CM Relief Fund
she tweeted “Let’s do this! Together! Do your bit in any and every possible way #LetsFightCoronaTogether,” .
Actor Prakash Raj said “he was feeding 250 homeless daily wage earners in Kerala’s Kovalam city every day. #COVID2019india ..#kuchkarona Feeding 250 homeless..daily wage workers at Kovalam every day ..it’s not just Govt’s RESPONSIBILITY.. its OURS too. Let’s celebrate humanity. #JustAsking help one family around you .. a #prakashrajfoundation #scopeenterpise initiative (sic),” the “Bharat Ane Nenu” .
Many in the industry have stepped forward to pledge donations to various relief funds, including Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan, Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Kartik Aaryan, Karan Johar, Bhushan Kumar among others.
Rohit Sharma donates 80 lakhs to get India ‘back on its feet’
India cricketer team opener Rohit Sharma on Tuesday donated Rs 80 lakhs in support of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
We need our country back on feet & the onus is on us. I’ve done my bit to donate 45lakhs to #PMCaresFunds, 25lakhs to #CMReliefFund Maharashtra, 5lakhs to @FeedingIndia and 5lakhs to #WelfareOfStrayDogs.Let’s get behind our leaders and support them @narendramodi @CMOMaharashtra
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) March 31, 2020
Rohit said “he has donated Rs 45 lakhs to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund), Rs 25 lakhs to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for Maharashtra, Rs 5 lakhs to Zomato Feeding India and Rs 5 lakhs towards welfare of stray dogs”.