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Bollywood star Akshay Kumar contributed Rs 25 crore to PM CARES Fund

New Delhi, Mar 29: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar contributed Rs 25 crore soon after Prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the launch of a new fund to combat the COVID-19 situation.

The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund or PM CARES Fund was set up following spontaneous and innumerable requests for making generous donations to support the government in the wake of coronavirus emergency.

The Prime Minister is the Chairman of this trust and its members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister.

The PM CARES Fund drew a flood of pledges instantly including one of Rs 25 crore from the Khiladi star.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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