On Thursday, The Indian Premier League (IPL) Franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR) launched a fundraiser page on Facebook wherein donors can contribute towards an NGO in an attempt to help the state in its fight against coronavirus.
“The franchise has set up a dedicated fundraiser page on Facebook wherein donors can contribute towards Gram Chetna Kendra, an NGO that works in Rajasthan with a focus on children and women projects and RR has aligned with them for their Women’s Access to Water initiative aimed at increasing the water table and alleviating the drudgery faced by women in water collection,” said the RR in a statement.
The franchise focuses on helping underprivileged families and providing meals to them. It contributes the fund to supply 1 Lakh meals to underprivileged women in Rajasthan. India has been under a complete lockdown till may 3 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The franchise is aiming to provide another 200,000 meals to those people, who are struggling to feed themselves says RR executive chairman Ranjit Barthakur.
“Rajasthan is our home state. During these distressing times, we would like to extend our full support to our extended family there. We are glad that we have been able to provide 100,000 meals across the state already, and now with Facebook Fundraiser, we aim to provide another 200,000 meals to those people who are struggling to fend for themselves during the lockdown. At Rajasthan Royals, we strongly believe in the empowerment of women, which is integral for empowering the nation as a whole. We have always looked to set the right examples with all of our social work and contributions for good causes,” Barthakur said in statement.
“We are actively involved in this battle and stand with the state and the government during these times. We wish everyone to emerge positively from these extremely challenging times,” added Barthakur.
Rajasthan Royals franchise told that they are with the state and the government amid the battle against COVID-19 pandemic. They contribute the fund for feeding people who are underprivileged.