Former Indian opener and Lok Sabha MP Gautam Gambhir recently donated Rs. 1 Crore to PM Funds for the fight against Coronavirus. He said that he has released the amount out of his MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for the relief efforts in this crunch situation.
"It is time that all resources of the country be directed towards fighting COVID-19. Have released INR 1 Crore from my MP LAD fund towards relief efforts. Have also donated one month's salary towards the Central Relief Fund. United we stand!!" said Gambhir.
Earlier, Gautam Gambhir had said in a statement that his foundation has distributed food packets to poor people in his constituency. The statement also added that during the lockdown, 2,000 packets of food were being prepared and distributed by the foundation as well, so that no one needs to worry about food at this tough time.
On the other hand, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also shared that he has donated Rs one crore from his MPLAD fund. Taking to Twitter, Rijiju added: "I am depositing the amount now. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a call to all BJP MPs to give Rs 1 crore from their MPLADS Fund to the National Relief Fund in fight against coronavirus."
Currently, more than 1000 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported across the country and the pandemic virus has taken more than 25 lives. Globally, the pandemic has taken around 30,000 lives so far as well. To fight against this virus, India are in a 21-day lockdown. Because of this, the upcoming IPL is going to cancelled as well, , as per the report in the Indian Express.
However, all the franchises will retain the same teams they have for this year’s IPL and they will be given an option to pick or drop players as well.
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