A day after the first PM-Cares Fund audit report was made public, it has been revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi donated Rs 2.25 lakh towards the initial corpus of the fund set up to tackle Covid-19 crisis in India.
It was reported yesterday that the PM Cares Fund, which was set up on March 27, received Rs 3,076 crore in just five days. However, this amount was separate from the initial corpus of Rs 2.25 lakh donated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Many leaders from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) including Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Smriti Irani have praised the prime minister on Twitter for donating the initial corpus for the PM Cares Fund.
However, this is not the first time PM Modi has donated from his personal wealth towards a public cause.
PM MODI’s TOTAL DONATIONS EXCEED RS 103 CRORE
PM Modi has a legacy of contributing to public causes, ranging from girl child education initiatives to the Clean Ganga mission. He has also contributed for the welfare of underprivileged people in the country.
PM Modi’s total donations towards such initiatives have now exceeded Rs 103 crore. In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi donated Rs 21 lakh from his personal savings to the corpus fund for the welfare of sanitation workers of Kumbh Mela.
On receiving the Seoul Peace Prize in South Korea, he had immediately allocated the entire prize money of Rs 1.3 crore for Namami Gange to help clean the river Ganga.
PM Modi recently raised Rs 3.40 crore from auctioning his mementoes and the entire amount will also be donated to the national Clean Ganga mission. An additional Rs 8.35 crore was also raised from auctioning gifts he received till 2015 and donated the full amount towards the Namami Gange mission.
Upon completion of his tenure as CM of Gujarat, Narendra Modi donated Rs 21 lakh from personal savings for educating Gujarat government staffs’ daughters.
Last but not the least, PM Modi had also raised Rs 89.96 crore by auctioning all gifts he received as chief minister and donated this to the Kanya Kelavani Fund.