Former Indian cricketer and BJP MLA, Gautam Gambhir vowed to contribute INR 50 lakhs for the treatment of COVID-19 victims on Monday.
A global pandemic has hit the world in the form of Coronavirus, which is taking lives every day. COVID-19 has also hit the shores of India, and the entire country was put to an absolute lockdown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
“In furtherance of the united effort to save our city and citizens from this pandemic, I would like to pledge ₹50 lakh from my MPLAD fund for equipment that may be needed for Covid-19 treatment in state government hospitals,” Gambhir wrote in a letter to Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal.
Renowned for his philanthropism, Gambhir further appealed to his fellow countrymen not to step out of the house on numerous occasions using social media.
“Khud bhee jayenge aur parivaar ko bhee leke jayenge, quarantine or jail (either you go to quarantine with family, or you go to jail,” Gambhir tweeted recently.
Despite several warnings from the Prime Minister, there have been reports of the public not obeying the lockdown. Thereby, jeopardizing the safety of the community.
“Don’t be a threat to society. We are at war for our existence, not for our livelihood. Follow the government’s lockdown guidelines.”
Many cricketers, along with Gambhir, have taken it as an opportunity to motivate people to ‘play’ for the country, by staying indoors, prohibiting community transmission.
“If you ever dreamed of playing for millions around the world, now is your chance,” concluded Gambhir.