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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Ex-commandant donates Rs 5 lakh out of his pension account for Punjab Chief Minister relief fund

Punjab Tribune Bureau | April 05, 2020 07:58 PM

Bank draft of Rs 5 lakh handed over to cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu today

Appreciates efforts of Punjab Govt in their fight against COVID 19

More people should come forward & don ate for Punjab chief minister relief fund: Bharat Bhushan Ashu

 CHANDIGARH: While appreciating the efforts of the Capt Amarinder Singh led Punjab government in tackling Novel Coronavirus in the state, Ex-Commandant Mohinder Singh today handed over a demand draft of Rs 5 lakh to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic. Mohinder Singh Ex-Commandant and Leader-Mt Everest 96 has donated this amount to the Punjab Chief Minister's Coronavirus Relief Fund and the draft was handed over to Punjab Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu at his residence, here today.

It is pertinent to mention that Mohinder Singh donated this amount from his pension bank account.

76-year-old Mohinder Singh said that it is the duty of every responsible citizen of Punjab to contribute to our state to fight this deadly virus so that we can save each and every life and get our country back to normal. He also thanked all the frontline soldiers, doctors, police personnel, administration, workers who are working tirelessly to control the situation by risking their own lives.

Bharat Bhushan Ashu said that on March 24, 2020, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had setup the COVID-19 relief fund and had appealed to people to donate generously. He urged the people and corporates to step up in this difficult time in the larger interest of the state and its people.

He further appealed to fellow Punjabis to also contribute big-heartedly and assist the state government in this hour of distress which would go a long way in mitigating the hardships being faced by the community. Ashu said that all contributions can be made to Punjab Chief Minister Relief Fund COVID-19 Account No: 50100333026124, Account Type: Saving, IFSC Code: HDFC0000213 Swift Code: HDFCINBB, Branch Code: 0213, Branch Name: Sector 17-C, Chandigarh. For donating online, log on to: cmrf.punjab.gov.in.

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