COVID Relief Fund set in Punjab seeking ‘generous’ donations

CHANDIGARH, MARCH 24: Responding to the requests of the people pouring in from different parts of the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday set up Punjab CM COVID Relief Fund as a separate entity for donations to fight the crisis in the state.

While appealing to the people to donate generously to the Fund, the Chief Minister also sought from the Centre exemption for the same on the lines of the exemptions provided to the CM Relief Fund.

According to a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office, the COVID Relief Fund account would enable people to make contributions electronically through various payment gateways facilitating quick and easy transfer.

All contributions may be made to the account as follows:

Account Name: Punjab Chief Minister Covid Relief Fund
Account No: 50100333026124
Account Type: Saving
IFSC Code HDFC0000213
Swift Code: HDFCINBB
Branch Code: 0213
Branch Name: Chandigarh, Sector 17-C

Thanking the people, the Chief Minister said that their instant response to assist the government and their fellow punjabis in his hour of distress would go a long way in mitigating their hardships to a large extent.

He appealed to all the people to donate generously in the CM COVID Relief Fund, which would be utilised for the welfare of families and people in distress due to the Corona Virus. He also called upon the people to work towards helping their Punjabi fellows in this difficult time. He said the people’s contribution to the fund would be a welfare step for the poor and the under-privileged during this critical period of curfew/lockdown.