Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown enforced by PM Narendra Modi to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the nation, cricketers and leading sportspersons have been at the forefront at playing their part as role models in spreading the message of social distancing and staying at home to their fans and followers.
India’s veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has also been quite active on social media in spreading awareness to fellow citizens on safety tips to be taken to prevent themselves from getting infected from the virus.
Harbhajan, on Sunday, took to Twitter to announce that he and his wife Geeta Basra have pledged to distribute ration to 5,000 families in Jalandhar, where there are many underprivileged who are struggling to feed themselves.
“By the blessings of the almighty, Geeta and I pledge to distribute ration to 5,000 families residing in Jalandhar who are struggling to feed their families during this difficult time. We will continue to help and support our fellow citizens in whichever we can to lessen the burden of struggle. Stay safe stay in and stay positive may God bless us all,” Harbhajan shared a message on Twitter.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 5, 2020
Several Indian cricketers have come forward to make generous donations in this time of crisis as the country battles against the pandemic. While the BCCI has donated Rs 51 crore to Prime Minster’s Relief Fund, the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma among others have also made personal contributions to government relief funds.