Rishabh Pant, India’s wicketkeeper batsman, donates an unspecified amount on Saturday to aid in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic for purchasing oxygen cylinders, beds, and kits for the affected patients.
Hemkunt Foundation, a Gurugram-based NGO, will receive the money, according to the 23-year-old.
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“I am supporting the Hemkunt Foundation through a monetary donation that will help provide O2 cylinders with beds, Covid-relief kits and much more to those suffering across the country,” Pant said in a statement posted on his Twitter handle.
Pant also praises the country’s frontline staff for their tireless efforts over the past year to assist coronavirus-infected citizens.
“However, the cause of helping India overcome these unprecedented times needs all our collective efforts,”
“One of the most important aspects I have learned from sport is the power of working together as a team for a common cause,” he wrote
“The scale of despair across our country has been immense and something I have been deeply affected by. As someone who has seen personal loss up close, my heart goes out to all the families who have suffered over the past year and I pray for the souls of those who have left us,” Pant said.
“I am keen to work with organisations providing medical aid and support to rural India and non-metro cities, which do not have the capacity of medical infrastructure than that of the major cities.”
Pant urged people to join the fight against Covid-19 by coming forward. In addition, he encourages people to get vaccinate.
“I urge everyone to contribute in their own way so that we can help reach the remotest part of the country and spread awareness about COVID relief and vaccination programs being run by the central and state governments,”
“Please remember to stay safe, follow safety protocols, and get vaccinate, when possible.” he said.
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Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar, Brett lee, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Jaydev Unadkat, Hardik Pandya, and Pat Cummins are among the cricketers who have already contributed to India’s battle against the unprecedented health crisis.