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Sindhu donates INR 1 million in the fight against Covid-19

IANS/New Delhi
Filed on March 26, 2020
World badminton champion PV Sindhu

Sania Mirza has also stepped forward to raise money to provide food and other basic necessities for the daily wage workers

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday donated INR 1 million to combat the spread of coronavirus. Sindhu has donated INR 500,000 each to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chief Minister Relief Funds in fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

"I hereby donate an amount of Rs 5,00,000/- each towards the "Chief Ministers Relief Fund" for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to fight against Covid-19," she tweeted.

Earlier, South Indian filmstar Pawan Kalyan also donated INR 2 million to combat the spread of coronavirus. Kalyan donated INR 5 million each to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chief Minister Relief Funds. He also donated INR 10 million to Prime Minister's Relief Fund.

Star wrestler Bajrang Punia, who works as an OSD in Railways, has already donated his six months' salary to Haryana coronavirus relief fund.

Former India opener and BJP lawmaker Gautam Gambhir has also offered to release INR 5 million from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) fund for the equipment to treat coronavirus patients in Delhi government hospitals.

Tennis star Sania Mirza has also stepped forward to raise money to provide food and other basic necessities for the daily wage workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has so far claimed more than 20,000 lives across the world.

Around 650 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported so far in India while 13 people have lost their lives.


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