Punia donates 6 months' salary in fight against Covid-19

 

Bajrang Punia
Bajrang Punia

New Delhi - Gautam Gambhir has also offered to release INR 5 million from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) fund

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Published: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 2:02 PM

Last updated: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 4:06 PM

Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has donated his six months' salary towards the fight against coronavirus pandemic which has claimed nine lives so far in India.
"I have donated my six months' salary towards relief fund for COVID-19 patients set up by Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar," Punia, who works with the Indian Railways as an officer on special duty (OSD) said, in a tweet. He also called upon people to make contributions towards the "Haryana corona relief fund."
The 2019 World Championship bronze medallist also earned praise from Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, who said it was a laudable effort.
Meanwhile, former India cricketer 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. 
On Monday, the Haryana government launched a voluntary programme to provide public services relating to combating coronavirus. 
To defeat COVID-19, the programme was launched on Monday so that people could voluntarily give their services in hospitals - both paramedics and doctors - and in district administration, said an official on Tuesday. 



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