On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the PM CARES Fund and lauded the people of India for contributing wholeheartedly to the fund. During the meeting, PM Modi also revealed that the PM CARES for Children scheme which was launched in May this year was supporting 4345 children. During the meeting, it was announced that three eminent personalities have been nominated as new members of the Board of Trustees, while an Advisory Board to the Fund also has been formed with three members.
PM Modi welcomed the new members for becoming an integral part of the PM CARES Fund and said that the participation of new Trustees would provide wider perspectives on the functioning of the fund. “Their vast experience of public life would impart further vigor in making the fund more responsive to various public needs”, PM Modi was quoted.
During the meeting, various initiatives undertaken with the aid of the fund, including the PM CARES for Children scheme which is supporting 4345 children were also discussed. PM Modi appreciated people’s support towards the fund and lauded them for contributing wholeheartedly to PM CARES Fund. It was noted that PM CARES has a broader vision for successfully responding to disaster and distress situations, not just via relief aid, but also through mitigation and capacity building.
PM-CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund was first launched by Prime Minister Modi on March 28, 2020, in wake of the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. The public charitable trust famously known as PM CARES Fund is a dedicated national fund with the objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister who is the Chairman of this trust on September 13, 2020, donated Rs 2.25 lakh from his savings as an initial corpus to the PM-CARES fund.