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Govt. appoints Ratan Tata and 2 others as Trustees of PM CARES Fund

In a meeting where it was noted that the initiative has a larger vision on successfully responding to emergency and distress circumstances, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the people for contributing wholeheartedly to the PM CARES Fund, according to his office on Wednesday.

Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Trustees of the PM CARES Fund was presided over by Prime Minister Modi, and during it, a presentation on the different initiatives carried out with the aid of the PM CARES Fund, including the PM CARES for Children scheme, which is assisting 4,345 children, was presented.

At a time when the nation needed the fund most, the trustees recognised its importance. According to the statement, Prime Minister Modi expressed gratitude to the nation’s citizens for their kind donations to the PM CARES Fund.

It was mentioned that PM CARES has a larger vision for effectively responding to emergency and distress situations, not only by providing relief assistance but also by taking precautions against them and building capacity.

The PM welcomed the trustees as an integral part of the PM CARES Fund.

PM CARES Fund trustees Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman both attended the meeting. In addition, newly appointed trustees of the PM CARES Fund Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, Justice K T Thomas, a former Supreme Court justice, and Kariya Munda, a former deputy speaker, were present.

The trust also chose to propose Anand Shah, a co-founder of Teach for India and a former CEO of Indicorps and Piramal Foundation, Rajiv Mehrishi, the former Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Sudha Murty, the former Chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, and others for the position of members of the PM CARES Fund’s advisory board.

According to the statement, Prime Minister Modi stated that the addition of new trustees and advisors will provide the PM CARES Fund’s operations broader perspectives.

Source: PTI



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