Saif ,Kareena donate to UNICEF to fight COVID-19, netizens ask why not PM-CARES fund?
MUMBAI : Amid the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak in the world, several celebrities have come forward and lent help in the form of monetary assistance to wage a war against the crisis. In India, according to the Health Ministry’s last update, 1,251 people have been infected and 32 people have succumbed to the deadly disease.
Kareena Kapoor Khan took to Instagram and announced that she along with husband Saif Ali Khan will be donating UNICEF, GIVE INDIA and the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), to bat against the deadly novel coronavirus affecting thousands of lives globally.
While some hailed her step, others criticised the star couple for choosing UNICEF instead of PM-CARES Relief Fund.Here’s what the trolls wrote:
Coronavirus which first emerged in China’s Wuhan city has now spread across the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, prompting the governments worldwide to take extraordinary measures to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben has donated Rs 25,000 to the PM Cares Fund to help the nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. According to reports, PM Modi’s mother Heeraben has donated this amount from her personal savings. A series of tweets, PM Modi said, ”People from all walks of life expressed their desire to donate to India’s war against COVID-19.”
PM’s mother, who resides near Gandhinagar, was seen beating a utensil in response to his son’s appeal to express gratitude to health professionals fighting coronavirus by clapping or by ringing bells for five minutes at 5 pm on Sunday – the day ”Janta Curfew” was announced for observation of social distancing measures to break the chain of the transmission of the deadly disease.
The video of Hiraba beating a plate while sitting on a chair went viral and the PM himself tweeted to acknowledge her participation and that of several other “mothers”.
Meanwhile, ace Cricketer Rohit Sharma on Tuesday donated Rs 80 lakh to the PM Cares Fund. World wide, this pandemic flu has claimed over 37,000 deaths reportedly.
(With Agency Inputs ).