Shikhar Dhawan donates Rs 20 lakh to assist fund oxygen cylinders

Shikhar Dhawan donates Rs 20 lakh to assist fund oxygen cylinders

New Delhi: Veteran India opener Shikhar Dhawan has donated Rs 20 lakh to an NGO for getting oxygen cylinders and concentrators, doing his bit to assist the Indian hospitals ravaged by a lethal second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The legendary Sachin Tendulkar contributed Rs 1 crore to the identical group  – ‘Oxygen India’ – run by 250 entrepreneurs based mostly out of the Nationwide Capital Area (NCR), one of many worst affected within the nation.

Dhawan has additionally determined to donate his prize cash acquired in numerous IPL matches, on the finish of the occasion.

“We’re in unprecedented occasions proper now and it’s the want of the hour that we do all the things attainable to assist one another out,” Dhawan posted on social media.

“I shall be making a donation of Rs 20 lakh plus cash from all post-match particular person performances awards that I obtain from IPL 2021 in direction of Mission Oxygen to assist fund requirement of Oxygen,” Dhawan wrote.

He thanked all of the frontline employees who’ve been working tirelessly for multiple 12 months amid the unprecedented well being disaster.

“We’re ceaselessly in your debt. I additionally urge everybody to watch well being protocols — put on a masks, sanitize and preserve social distancing.”

Earlier within the day, seamer Jaydev Unadkat pledged 10 p.c of his IPL wage in direction of the COVID19 battle whereas Nicholas Pooran of the West Indies additionally stepped in to make contribution from his earnings.

Premier Australian pacer Pat Cummins was the primary amongst abroad gamers to contribute, donating USD 50,000 to the PM Cares fund.

Amongst others, the Australian cricket media (USD 4200/Rs 3.11 lakh), Rajasthan Royals (7.5 crore), Delhi Capitals (1.5 crore) have all made contributions by means of numerous NGOs of their battle in opposition to the dreaded virus.

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