Indian star cricketer Suresh Raina took to Twitter on Saturday to announce that he has donated a generous amount to fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
“It’s time we all do our bit to help defeat #COVID19. I’m pledging 52 lakh for the fight against #Corona (31 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund & 21 lakh to the UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund). Please do your bit too. Jai Hind!#StayHomeIndia @narendramodi @PMOIndia @myogiadityanath,” Raina tweeted.
It’s time we all do our bit to help defeat #COVID19. I’m pledging ₹52 lakh for the fight against #Corona (₹31 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund & ₹21 lakh to the UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund). Please do your bit too. Jai Hind!#StayHomeIndia @narendramodi @PMOIndia @myogiadityanath
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 28, 2020
In these grim times, many celebrities are coming forward to join the global fight against Covid-19, which has affected more than 6,70,000 people and has taken over 26,000 lives across the world.
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, on Friday, donated Rs 50 lakh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed 20 lives in India 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 privy to the development, told PTI.
Among other prominent cricketers, the Pathan brothers – Irfan and Yusuf – donated 4000 face masks to the Baroda health department. Also, former India skipper MS Dhoni, through an NGO, contributed Rs 1 lakh for 100 needy people based in Pune.