Supreme Court Judge Justice NV Ramana has made a contribution of INR 3 lakhs to relief funds in the wake of novel Corona virus outbreak in the country.
The second senior most Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Ramana has made a contribution of one Lakh each towards the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund as well as the Chef Minister’s Relief Fund of the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. This donation made through cheques has been handed over by the Supreme Court Judge to the concerned officers stationed at the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan and the Telangana Bhavan in New Delhi.
Justice Ramana has requested the general public to abide by the instructions of government and take proper measures and follow social distancing method so as to effectively fight against COVID – 19 unitedly.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently announced the constitution of the PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) fund. This will be a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. PM Modi asked people to contribute to the PM-CARES Fund so as to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic that has claimed 21 lives in India and over 25,000 across the world so far.
Hours after PM Narendra Modi announced a special emergency fund for the nation to fight crisis like COVID-19, dignitaries from various walks of life have come together to show their support in the form of donations. Since the announcement of the ‘PM Care Fund’ on Saturday, a large number of Indians including professionals, business owners, and civil servants have come forward to donate lump sum amounts to the relief fund. PM’s official Twitter handle even took to tweeting about those who made donations, big or small, with personalised thank you notes.