NEW DELHI, March 29: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday donated his one month salary over and above Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s directive to all BJP MPs to contribute Rs 1 crore from MPLAD funds in the country�s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
�PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I�ve donated my one month salary,� Rijiju wrote on his Facebook page.
�Also keeping in touch with District Administration and authorised my nodal DC to use my MPLAD funds to purchase emergency medical kits to fight #COVID-19.�
The country is under a 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of the deadly virus that has claimed more than 30,000 lives globally. In India, 25 people have succumbed to the disease. � PTI