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MP Woman Donates Money From Pension Towards COVID-19

Senior citizen Salbha Uskar from MP donated money to the CM’s relief fund from her pension savings

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Salbha Uskar, 82 year old woman from Madhya Pradesh’s offered Rs 1 lakh as donation to fight COVID-19
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Salbha Uskar, an 82-year-old woman from Madhya Pradesh's Vidhisha city offered Rs 1 lakh as donation towards COVID-19. She used savings from her pension and gave it to the Chief Minister’s Relief fund in a bid to contribute for those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

With cases in India tallying up to almost two thousand (as of 2 April), the fight against coronavirus continues and in times like these, good samaritans like Salbha are coming forward to help with the required funding to combat a global pandemic. She read an appeal in the newspaper and wanted to do something about it.

“After seeing the current situation, I decided to extend my help. I urge people to honour the lockdown and follow the government’s orders.”
Salbha Uskar in a video shared by the public relations department.

Sharing her video on Twitter, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "Maa Tujhe Salam. Salbha Uskar, an 82- year-old woman from Vidisha, donated Rs 1 lakh from her pension to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. This invaluable blessing of a mother has boosted my confidence in the fight against #COVID19.”

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On Tuesday, 31 March, CM Chouhan spoke to representatives of social organisations, health and police officials in Indore and expressed his gratitude towards their efforts to contain the spread of the novel virus, an official from the public relations department said.

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