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Mary Kom, Manu pledge support to fight COVID-19

March 30, 2020 15:51 IST
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Mary Kom donates month's salary to PM relief fund

Mary Kom

IMAGE: Mary Kom became a Rajya Sabha MP in 2016. Photograph: Shahbaz Khan/PTI

Six-time world champion boxer M C Mary Kom, on Monday, said she will donate her one month's salary as Rajya Sabha MP, amounting to Rs 1 lakh, to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

"In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, I wish to donate my one month's salary to the PM National Relief Fund. So, please debit an amount of Rs 1,00,000 from my account," Mary Kom said in a letter to the bank where her salary account is maintained.


The Manipuri, who is also a Commonwealth and Asian Games champion, became a Rajya Sabha MP in 2016.

She recently qualified for her second Olympic Games, which was postponed to 2021 due to the deadly outbreak.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to more than 34,000 deaths worldwide. Over 700,000 people have been infected by the deadly virus worldwide.

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran pledges to donate money for combating coronavirus

Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran pledged to donate Rs one lakh to Tamil Nadu CM's Relief Fund and Rs 25,000 to PM-CARES Fund to combat the coronavirus crisis in the country.

Taking to Twitter he wrote, "These are testing times for all of us especially for the daily wage workers & migrant labourers." "I hereby pledge to donate a total of Rs 1,25,000 ( Rs 1 lakh for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's public relief fund & Rs 25000 for PM Cares fund )!!" he added.

Shooter Manu Bhaker donates Rs 1 lakh to Haryana Corona Relief Fund

Indian shooter Manu Bhaker pledged to donate Rs 1 lakh to Haryana Corona Relief Fund to support the battle against Covid-19 crisis.

"This is the time when only the lives of the people of the country matter and all of us will have to do what we can to save them. I contribute 1 lakh rupees to the Haryana Corona CARES Fund by myself and hope that you all too Support the country in this hour of disaster by contributing something from the other side," she wrote on Twitter.

The shooter urged everyone be supportive during the crisis that the country is going through.

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