Private players donate generously in combating Covid-19

Kolkata: ISKCON volunteers prepare and pack food to distribute among poor people during the nationwide lockdown 11th day in the wake of COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Kolkata on April 4, 2020.

New Delhi, (Asian independent) The private sector in the country is lending a helping hand at the hour of need in the battle against the deadly coronavirus. It has its own way of sharing the burden at a time when many are looking up to the government for food, shelter and other requirements.

Pharmaceutical manufacturing unit Kusum Healthcare Pvt. Ltd has donated Rs 2.50 crore to the PM-CARES Fund to help India fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

“With Covid-19 spreading throughout the world, we want to assist our fellow citizens in this time of great need, and this contribution to the PM-CARES Fund is a small step towards that,” said Sanjeev Gupta, Managing Director of the company.

Founder and CEO of Bada Business Pvt Ltd, Vivek Bindra has donated Rs 1 crore to provide food for the poor and needy people of Delhi.

The money has been donated to ISKCON, which has collaborated with the Delhi government to provide food through government schools.

“A lot of people in Delhi are daily wage earners, and it becomes tough for them to earn and then eat in the current lockdown situation” said Bindra.