Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked folks for “contributing wholeheartedly” to the PM CARES Fund during a gathering that was also attended by its newly-nominated trustees Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata, former Supreme Court judge KT Thomas and former deputy speaker Kariya Munda. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who are the trustees, attended the gathering, too.
At the meeting, A decision was taken to appoint former CAG Rajiv Mehrishi, former Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murthy and co-founder of Teach for India and ex-CEO of Indicorps and Piramal Foundation Anand Shah to an advisory board.
“Trustees appreciated the role played by the fund at a crucial time for the country. PM Narendra Modi appreciated the people of the country for contributing wholeheartedly to the PM CARES Fund,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
The PM mentioned that the participation of latest trustees and advisers will present wider views to the functioning of the fund. “Their huge expertise would impart additional vigour in making the fund extra responsive to numerous public needs,” he mentioned.