New Delhi :
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a meeting with the board of trustees of the “Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief Fund in Emergency Situations” ie “PM Cares Fund” and expressed his openness to contribute to this fund. Appreciated the countrymen. This information was given on Wednesday in a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). In the meeting, it was decided to nominate Rajiv Mehrishi, former Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Sudha Murthy, former chairman of Infosys Foundation and Anand Shah, former executive officer of Indy Corps and Piramal Foundation, to the advisory board of PM Cares Fund.
According to the PMO, the meeting was attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, newly appointed trustee of former Supreme Court Justice KT Thomas, former Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha Karia Munda and Tata Sons Honorary Chairman Ratan Tata. During the meeting, a presentation was made about various initiatives taken with the help of PM Cares including “PM Cares for Children” helping 4,345 children who have lost their families due to Kovid-19. The role played by this fund in the Kovid period was appreciated by the trustees, while the Prime Minister praised the countrymen for their generous contribution to PM Cares.
According to the PMO, it was discussed in the meeting that not only through relief assistance but also through mitigation measures and capacity building, PM Cares has a greater vision to respond effectively to emergency and crisis situations. According to the PMO, the Prime Minister said that with the participation of new trustees and advisors, the functioning of the PM Cares Fund will get a comprehensive view. He said, “His vast experience in public life will give more impetus in making this fund more responsive to various public needs.” PM Cares Fund was established to deal with the emergency or crisis situation of
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