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Sachin, Ganguly, Rohit show their big heart, donate funds to fight Coronavirus

Amid the nationwide lockdown owing to the fast-spreading COVID-19 outbreak, homeless and daily wage workers, who migrate to big cities from their home towns in search of jobs, are combating hunger for survival. The pandemic has now created a panic situation across the nation.

With the situation in India had gone from bad to worse, celebrities, entrepreneurs, businessmen rose to the occasion by doing their best to help the nation fight the coronavirus pandemic.

The condition across the country is critical now. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today said India’s current death toll from the coronavirus pandemic stands at 62, with the nation reporting its highest ever rate – 478 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

At least as many as 647 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported from 14 states over the last two days alone. It is also to be noted that these confirmed cases are related to the Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area.

With governments across the entire world are struggling to fight the coronavirus pandemic, a number of high profile public figures stepped up to help the struggle against the viral outbreak.

This time around, Indian athletes showed their big heart. India star opener Rohit Sharma joined the noble cause as he donated a whopping INR 80 lakh to help India get back on feet.

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India’s swashbuckling opener decided to donate INR 45 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund, INR 25 lakh to CM Relief Fund while INR 5 lakh each towards Feeding India and welfare of stray dogs.

“We need our country back on feet & the onus is on us. I’ve done my bit to donate 45lakhs to #PMCaresFunds, 25lakhs to #CMReliefFund Maharashtra, 5lakhs to @FeedingIndia and 5lakhs to #WelfareOfStrayDogs.Let’s get behind our leaders and support them @narendramodi @CMOMaharashtra”: tweeted Rohit Sharma.

Among other Indian sportspersons, former skipper Sourav Ganguly and batting phenom Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs 50 lakh each, while Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma and Anil Kumble donated an unrevealed amount while world badminton champion PV Sindhu contributed Rs 10 lakh.

Wrestler Bajrang Punia had donated six months’ salary towards the Haryana CM’s relief fund.

Indian cricketer Suresh Raina and cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambir also pledged Rs 52 and 50 lakh respectively.

On the other hand, Runners Dutee Chand and Hima Das have contributed one month’s salary towards the cause.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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