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Folk singer Saput donates Rs 200,000 to central fund



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By A Staff Reporter

Kathmandu, Mar. 26: Nepali folk singer and actor Parkash Saput has donated over Rs 200,000 to the Coronavirus Infection Prevention, Control and Treatment Fund instituted by the government.
Saput handed over a cheque to the fund through Dil Shirish, President of the Journalist Association, Baglung. With the cheque, the singer has also written a lengthy open letter addressing to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in regard to how the government could ensure people that it would manage food for people if the situation prolonged.
He further wrote that after calculating his total budget, he came to a conclusion that the money he had now would be sufficient to his 10-member family for four to six months.
He asked the government, “If the situation escalates, for how long will the government be able to assist the citizens and has the government reviewed the budget for the sake of its citizens, as he has calculated the budget for his family?”
“As a responsible citizen, I would like to contribute this money in this difficult situation for the nation to tackle the threat of the deadly coronavirus,” he wrote in the open letter. He wrote that he would be happy if his little support would help buy a pair of gloves and a thick gown for the dedicated doctors and health workers who are constantly working to prevent coronavirus without fearing their own life.
Saput is famous for his modern folk songs and duet. His recent song “Galbandi” boosted his fame overnight. This is one of the most liked songs by all age groups. Saput is a versatile singer, composer, song writer, producer and now turned into an actor opposite to Keki Adhikary and Barsha Siwakoti in the upcoming Nepali movie Pardeshi-2 directed by Narayan Rayamajhi.
Saput is now in quarantine at his ancestral home in Baglung to prevent himself and others from COVID-19. 

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