Discoverer for veterans in India Shikhar davan has donated 20 GEL to a non-governmental organization to purchase oxygen cylinders and concentrators, doing everything to help Indian hospitals devastated by a deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The legendary Sachin Tendulkar contributed 1 crore to the same organization – “Oxygen India” – run by 250 entrepreneurs based in the region of the National Capital (NCR), one of the most severely affected in the country.
Dhawan has also decided to donate his cash prizes received in various IPL matches at the end of the event.
“Right now we are in unprecedented times and it takes time to do everything possible to help each other,” Davan posted on social media.
“I will make a donation of 20 lacquers plus money from all the post-match individual performance awards I receive from IPL 2021 for Mission Oxygen to help fund oxygen requirements,” Dhawan wrote.
He thanked all the workers on the front line who have been working tirelessly for more than a year against the background of the unprecedented health crisis.
“We are indebted to you forever. I also call on everyone to follow health protocols – wear a mask, sanitize and maintain social distance.”
Earlier in the day, a tailor Jade’s uncut promised 10 percent of his IPL salary to fight COVID19, while Nicholas Puran of the West Indies also intervened to contribute his income.
Prime Australian step Pat Cummins is the first foreign player to contribute by donating $ 50,000 to the PM Cares fund. Among others, the Australian media for cricket ($ 4,200 / Rs 3.11 lacquer), Rajasthan Royals (7.5 crores), Delhi Capitals (1.5 crores) have contributed through various NGOs in their fight against the terrible virus.