Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) The All-India Ex-ITBPF Personnel Welfare Association (AIEPWA), here on Saturday, contributed Rs 1 lakh to the PM-Care Fund in the fight against Covid-19.
AIEPWA president and former ITBP Inspector General M.S. Bhurji said being a mountain police force, they had experienced high degree of medicare risk with little difference between life and death and acceptance of sacrifice.
“And now to fight this deadly coronavirus, ITBP veterans have stood up to contribute to the PM-Care Fund,” he said.
The voluntary work was also being carried out to provide food to the needy, said Mohinder Singh, former ITBP Commandant and general secretary of AIEPWA, Punjab unit.
Earlier, Everest climber Mohinder Singh, 76, contributed Rs 5 lakh from his pension to the Punjab Chief Minister’s Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Singh, who led the expedition to the Mount Everest through the toughest North-Col route in 1996, thanked all the frontline soldiers, doctors, police personnel, administration and workers, working tirelessly to control the situation by risking their lives.