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Alms seeker donates Rs 10,000 for COVID-19 relief fund in Tamil Nadu's Madurai

In times of despair as the world battles coronavirus pandemic, alms seeker Poolpandiyan forgetting his struggle to find a single meal per day, has donated Rs 10,000 that he collected to the Madurai district administration in Tamil Nadu

Madurai: An alms seeker in Madurai donated Rs 10,000 to district collector TG Vinay on Monday as donation towards the state's COVID-19 relief fund. "I would have given this money towards the education of children, but now, I have donated my money to the relief fund as the coronavirus issue is big," alms seeker Poolpandiyan said.

He said that he had come yesterday to hand over the money to the district collector but he could not do so as he was not present over there. "Yesterday I came to the Madurai district collector's office to donate the money I collected but they said that the collector was not present. So today I am here to donate this money towards the state's coronavirus relief fund," he said.

As many as 536 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Tamil Nadu on Monday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 11,760, according to the state health department.