New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday donated his one month salary following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directive to all BJP MPs to contribute Rs one crore from MPLAD to fight COVID-19 pandemic.
“PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I’ve donated my one month salary,” Rijiju wrote on his Facebook page.
Several sports stars have joined forces to help fight the battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has now claimed 23 lives in India.
The country is under a 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of the deadly virus.