Lions Clubs International contribute to India for COVID-19 Relief
Rs. 15 crores to the PM CARES fund. Rs. 20 crores to the CM and local government funds. Lions in 7,381 clubs across India have invested more than 80 crores on food, protective equipment and sanitizers directly serving more than 50 lakhs. Lions Clubs International Foundation US$ 2 lakhs to fight the virus in India.
Fighting the biggest crisis in the world ever-Corona Virus Pandemic (COVID-19) when India underwent a full lockdown with 135 crore people, it was time for some brave Lions to come forward and show compassion and love to the Indians!
90 minute video conferencing between the nation’s largest doctor-Dr. Harshvardhan-Honorous Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Former International President Lion Dr. Naresh Aggarwal, Lions Clubs International (LCI)-the world’s largest service association with 2,8 lakh members in India alone. Today, LCI has made a major contribution to the COVID-19 crisis.
According to Dr. Naresh Aggarwal, “In the last 30 days, Lions have contributed approximately 15 crores to the PM CARES Fund and 20 crores to the CM and local government funds. Separately, in 7,381 clubs across India, Lions invested more than 80 crores on food, protective equipment and sanitizers directly serving more than 50 lakhs. In addition, the Lions Clubs International Foundation has given USD 2 lakhs to combat the virus in India.”
As the shutdown eases, Lions will do even more to bring the nation back to life. We are grateful to the Honourable Health Minister of the Union for giving us inspiration and advice on how we can save lives. His view of the helicopter put the whole situation into perspective. As India grows exponentially in medical equipment, Lions will be proud to link the resources to the people in need. Finally, the International Directors of India and Past International Presidents gave their blessings and encouragement.
“The motto of the Lions is the Power of We. Today, India is more together and more united than ever before. Tomorrow, let us also maintain this solidarity for other issues. The term “corona” is from the crown. Once the crown arrives, let us place a crown on everyone’s heads so that every Indian can live a life of dignity.” said Dr. Naresh Aggarwal