It is a very crucial time for the world as we all are fighting against a deadly virus that has claimed thousands of lives across the globe. India as well is hugely affected by this new disease, however, as compared to the population of the country- which is world’s second-largest- the numbers of confirmed cases have been quite low and all this was possible due to complete lockdown of the nation which was implemented at the correct time.
Though the implementation of lockdown was the right decision and has helped the nation to reduce the level of coronavirus spread in the nation, the country is also facing financial loss, like any other country which are affected by a coronavirus.
In order to fight against the coronavirus outbreak or any other future crises in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, announced the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES), where he asked the people to donate from small to big amount to the PM Cares account, as per to their preference.
Many people, celebrities, cricketers, and businessmen came forward to help the nation by contributing some amount to PM-CARES Funds. They have also shared their donations on social media platforms in order to encourage others to do the same even with a small amount of money.
Earlier, Akshay Kumar was hugely applauded for his 25 crore contribution to PM-CARES Funds and now the King of Bollywood is also receiving huge appreciation from his fans across the country.
However, at first Shah Rukh Khan was called out for ‘not having donated’ to the cause on social media. But the fact is that he has already donated to the noble cause. He had also specifically mentioned in his earlier interviews that he doesn’t share his donations on social media and that’s might be the reason he didn’t share about his donation earlier.
But now, the actor on Thursday evening did mention on Twitter that he has already donated to the PM-CARES Funds. Apart from PM CARES relief funds, Shah Rukh Khan has also contributed to various other funds in order to help in this on-going crisis.
The production house that has been owned by Shah Rukh Khan, Red Chillies Entertainment, has shared a lengthy statement where Khan pledged his support to trusts as well as initiatives such as PM Cares, Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) for Healthcare Providers, The Working People’s Charter, Ek Saath – the earth foundation, support for acid attack survivors, and Roti Foundation.
Shah Rukh Khan retweeted the statement and wrote, “In these times it is important to make everyone around u working untiringly for you.. not related to you. Maybe even unknown to you… to feel they are not alone as well as by themselves.”
Soon after the stamen was out, many people on Twitter appreciated his contribution towards the cause and praised him exceptionally. They also praised the fact that even after donating so much he didn’t mention the amount he had donated for the cause.