As our nation is facing problem against Coronavirus disease, sportspersons has joined hands to help India to fight the deadly Coronavirus Pandemic. India is under three week complete lockdown from Tuesday Midnight.
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs 50 lakh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed 17 Indian lives and wreaked havoc globally.
“Sachin Tendulkar decided to contribute Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19. It was his decision that he wanted to contribute to both funds,” a source told PTI.
World champion shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Thursday donated Rs. 5 lakh each to the Chief Minister’s Relief Funds of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to fight the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia has vowed to donate his sixth months’ salary towards Haryana’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. The star wrestler made the official announcement on Twitter. “I have donated my six months’ salary towards the relief fund for COVID-19 patients set up by Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar,” the 2019 World Championship bronze medallist said.
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir will be donating ₹50 lakh to make sure citizens are given adequate equipment to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The cricketer-turned-politician wrote a Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to donate money from his MPLAD fund.
To help the weaker sections of the society, Dhoni has donated Rs 1 lakh through a crowdfunding website Ketto to the Mukul Madhav Foundation.
Indian sprinter Hima Das has decided that she will be donating her one month’s salary to Assam government’s coronavirus relief fund. She will be giving her 1-month salary to Assam Govt. in Assam Arogya Nidhi Account which is established to safeguard the health of people in the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has pledged to raise funds for daily wage workers as India continues its fight against COVID-19 pandemic. As several sectors have taken a massive hit during the virus spread, many daily wagers are finding it hard to support their respective families. “Together with Safa and a few other people we hope to help as many families as possible in this difficult time and make a little bit of a difference,” she added.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly will be providing rice worth ₹ 50 lakhs for underprivileged peoples.