Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people for giving wholeheartedly to the PM CARES Fund, his office said on Wednesday. Modi was at a meeting where it was said that the program has a bigger goal of helping people respond well to emergencies and times of need.
Prime Minister Modi led a meeting of the PM CARES Fund’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday. During the meeting, a presentation was given about the different projects that have been done with the help of the PM CARES Fund, such as the PM CARES for Children program, which is helping 4,345 children, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
The trustees praised the fund’s contribution at a critical juncture in the country’s history. According to the statement, Prime Minister Modi thanked the people of the country for their generous contributions to the PM CARES. According to the discussion, PM CARES has a bigger goal of efficiently reacting to emergency and distress situations not only through relief assistance but also through mitigation measures and capacity building.
The Prime Minister thanked the trustees for their contribution to the PM CARES Fund. PM CARES Fund trustees, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended the meeting. Justice K.T. Thomas, a former Supreme Court judge, Kariya Munda, a former Deputy Speaker, and Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, were also at the meeting. They were all recently named trustees of the PM CARES Fund.
The trust also decided to appoint the following eminent individuals to the PM CARES Fund’s Advisory Board: Rajiv Mehrishi, former Comptroller and Auditor General of India; Sudha Murty, former Chairperson, Infosys Foundation; and Anand Shah, Co-founder of Teach for India and former CEO of Indicorps and Piramal Foundation.
According to the release, Prime Minister Modi stated that the engagement of new trustees and advisors would bring broader perspectives to the functioning of the PM CARES Fund. He said that their many years of experience in public service would make it easier for the fund to meet different public needs.
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