New Delhi: India’s legendary player Sachin Tendulkar has donated one crore rupees intending to purchase oxygen concentrators for the Covid-19 patient. Tendulkar has donated this amount at a time when the country is struggling badly with this epidemic.
Sachin Tendulkar donated 1 crore
The number of Covid-19 infected in India is continuously increasing and on Wednesday, the maximum number of three lakh 79 thousand 257 new cases have been reported in one day. The country’s health system is also struggling with this crisis and there is no provision of oxygen and important medicines for the infected.
The Delhi-NCR-based businessmen’s initiative to raise funds for importing oxygen concentrators and donating it to needy hospitals said in a statement, “His (Tendulkar’s) mission is a heart-warming donation to Oxygen which needs time. Is working to purchase and provide life-saving oxygen concentrators for hospitals across the country.”
After being found positive for this deadly infection, 48-year-old Tendulkar from Mumbai, who spent some time in the hospital himself, praised the initiative via Twitter.
Tendulkar wrote on his Twitter handle, ‘The second wave of Covid has put our health system under great pressure. It is the need of the hour to provide a large number of oxygen to serious patients of Covid’.
He said, ‘It is heart touching how people are coming forward for help at this time. A group of over 250 young businessmen have started Mission Oxygen to raise funds to purchase oxygen concentrators and donate them to hospitals across the country ‘. Tendulkar said that when he is eligible, he will also give plasma.
Cummins and Brett Lee have also helped
Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins and his veteran fast bowler Brett Lee have also donated to India. Cummins gave Rs 37 lakhs to India to help Corona, while Lee had helped India around Rs 41 lakhs. These two players are being praised all around for helping India.
Responsible steps for Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals has given 1.5 million rupees to help in Delhi’s war against the Corona epidemic. This money will be used to purchase essential medical supplies, oxygen cylinders and Covid kits.
The IPL team said in a statement, ‘The team and its patronage JSW Foundation and GMR Varalakshmi Foundation have offered financial assistance of Rs 1.5 crore to Delhi-based NGOs Hemkund Foundation and Udaya Foundation’.
Rajasthan donated crores of rupees
Now the IPL team Rajasthan Royals have also extended their hand in the fight against Corona of India. Rajasthan has decided that they will donate a huge amount of 7.5 crores to charity so that people struggling with corona can be helped in the whole country. Rajasthan has shared this information among the people through a tweet. Rajasthan is also the first IPL team to do so.