PM CARES Fund formed, Akshay makes the first donation of 25 cr

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Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has exhibited his generosity by donating a whopping Rs 25 crore to the “Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund” – PM CARES Fund.

Akshay is the first person to donate the newly created PM CARES Fund account created exclusively to deal with the extraordinary situation prevailed in the country due to the spread of dreaded Coronavirus.

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PM CARES Fund is a public charitable trust created under the name of ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund)’ with the Prime Minister as its Chairman and Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister as its members, announced the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today.

The PMO said that PM Narendra Modi has always believed and shown in actions that public participation is the most effective way to mitigate any issue and this is yet another example. This fund will enable micro-donations as a result of which a large number of people will be able to contribute with the smallest of denominations.

The PMO has also given a clarion call to donate liberally and appealed to the citizens and organisations to go to the website pmindia.gov.in and donate to PM CARES Fund using the following details:

Name of the Account: PM CARES

Account Number: 2121PM20202

IFSC Code: SBIN0000691                                                                        

SWIFT Code: SBININBB104                                                                         

Name of Bank & Branch: State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch

UPI ID: pmcares@sbi