S. Danshika, an eight-year-old girl donated her savings of Rs 2,500 to the COVID-19 funds on May 12.
Hailing from Edayankattu Valasu of the city of Erode, Tamil Nadu, S. Danshika contributed to the state’s fight against the second wave of the COVID-19 virus that is claimed to be much deadlier than the first wave. Owing to the critical condition, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin appealed to the public to contribute generously to the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund on May 11.
Eight-Year-Old Girl Donates Money To COVID-19 Fund
Danshika, a student of the third standard of a private school, reportedly saved all of the money she received either from her parents or relatives for the last year. After being motivated by Stalin’s appeal, she willingly contributed her savings to the fund with the help of her father, Shanmugavel who is a computer designer.
She donated the money to Collector C. Kathiravan at the local Camp Office. The child was hugely appreciated by the officials who were present there.
She informed the media that she would be happy if her contributions help the needy during the pandemic. The child, who proved her awareness and social responsibilities at such a small age, further urged people to “wear face masks and wash our hands with soap frequently and keep the virus away.”
Kathiravan confirmed that the money would be transferred to the CM’s Public Relief Fund shortly.
Apart from such initiatives taken by the citizens of the country, donations and social activism has been encountered from the Bollywood industry too. Actor Sonu Sood has been also appreciated for his work as a frontline COVID warrior since the onset of the pandemic. Recently, actor Sara Ali Khan contributed to Sood’s funds that will help COVID patients buy oxygen cylinders.
Other Bollywood celebrities like Bhumi Pednekar, Taapsee Pannu, Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra have also been witnessed to be providing relief to COVID-19 patients.