NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's donations for from his savings and proceeds of auctions from the gifts he had received over the years have now exceeded Rs 103 crore, sources said on Thursday.
It was revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi donated Rs 2.25 lakh towards the initial corpus of
fund. When PM CARES was set up,
contributed Rs 2.25 lakh towards the initial corpus of the fund.
PM Modi has a long legacy of contributing to public causes ranging from Girl Child Education to Clean Ganga to welfare of underprivileged. These donations have now exceeded 103 crores.
In 2019, PM Modi donated Rs. 21 lakh from his personal savings to the corpus fund for the welfare of sanitation workers of Kumbh Mela.
On receiving the
Seoul Peace Prize
in South Korea, he had immediately announced that the entire prize money of Rs. 1.3 crore prize money for Namami Gange, to help clean the holy River Ganga.
Recently in an auction of his mementoes received by Modi during his tenure as PM, Rs. 3.40 crore were collected, which are also donated to the cause of Namami Gange Mission.
Earlier too, the Prime Minister had initiated the auctioning of gifts he received upto 2015. Around 8.35 crore rupees were raised during an auction held at Surat. The amount raised went to the Namami Gange Mission.
Upon completion of his tenure as CM of Gujarat, Narendra Modi donated Rs 21 lakh from personal savings for educating Gujarat government staffs' daughters.
Modi had also raised Rs 89.96 crore by auctioning all gifts he received as chief minister and donated this to the Kanya Kelavani Fund. The money was spent on the education of girl child, through the scheme.