In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Indian celebrities are coming forward to help the country fight together against the growing threat of the invisible monster. A number of cricketers have already donated their bit whereas new named are being added daily in the list of responsible citizens and contributors.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma came forward to donate in the cause of coronavirus outbreak in India. The donated at the PM-CARES and CM’s Relief Fund of Maharashtra to combat the ongoing threat but did not reveal the amount. Kohli took to Twitter to announce the same, “Our hearts are breaking looking at the suffering of so many & we hope our contribution, in some way, helps easing the pain of our fellow citizens #IndiaFightsCorona.”
Anushka and I are pledging our support towards PM-CARES Fund & the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Maharashtra). Our hearts are breaking looking at the suffering of so many & we hope our contribution, in some way, helps easing the pain of our fellow citizens #IndiaFightsCorona
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 30, 2020
Rohit Sharma donated Rs 80 lakh as to him, the citizens must help the country make a graceful comeback. Out of his total donation, Rs 45 lakh was donated to the PM-CARES and Rs 25 lakh was given to the CM’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra). He also gave Rs 5 lakh to ‘Zomato Feeding India’ and another Rs 5 lakh for the 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
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) March 31, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar already started spreading words on corona since the beginning of the outbreak as the brand ambassador of UNICEF. Now the legend donated ₹25 lakh each to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to help the country fight the battle against the deadly novel COVID-19.
Sourav Ganguly is doing his bit as a responsible citizen. Individually he donated rice worth Rs 50 lakh along with Lal Baba Rice for the needy people in West Bengal. His foundation also donating rice and money through different organizations like Ramkrishna Mission and Iskon. Moreover, the BCCI president is trying to help the West Bengal government as much as possible to beat the threat.
Visited belur math after 25 years .. handed over 2000kgs of rice for the needy pic.twitter.com/FcIqHcWMh7
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) April 1, 2020
Thank u ISKCON .. keep serving the society https://t.co/alXyabQVcR
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) April 4, 2020
Former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble on Tuesday wrote on his Twitter account, “To bowl out #Covid19India we all need to come together and fight this battle. I have made my humble contributions to #PMCaresFund #PMNRF and #CMReliefFund @PMOIndia @narendramodi @CMofKarnataka @BSYBJP Please do #StaySafeStayHome.” The amount was not disclosed.
To bowl out #Covid19India we all need to come together and fight this battle. I have made my humble contributions to #PMCaresFund #PMNRF and #CMReliefFund @PMOIndia @narendramodi @CMofKarnataka @BSYBJP Please do #StaySafeStayHome
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) March 31, 2020
The Pathan brothers were one of the foremost celebrities to come forward for the sake of public health. Irfan Pathan announced that he along with his brother Yusuf donated 4000 face masks to the health department under the banner Mehmood Khan Pathan Charitable Trust, an organisation run by their father.
Doing our bit for the society. Whatever u guys can do please go ahead and help each other as far as sanitation is concerned.But don’t gather crowd! @iamyusufpathan #corona it’s a small start hopefully we will be keep helping more. Everyone of us… pic.twitter.com/7oG7Sx4wfF
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 23, 2020
Former Indian star opener Gautam Gambhir had earlier contributed his one month salary and Rs 1 crore from his MP LAD fund. Later on March 28, he also declared on Twitter that he would be donating two years’ salary the PM-CARES fund.
People ask what can their country do for them. The real question is what can you do for your country?
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 2, 2020
Ajinkya Rahane donated Rs 10 lakhs to the Maharashtra CM Relief Fund. Suresh Raina stepped up to give Rs 52 lakh out of which Rs31 lakh was donated to the PM-CARES Fund and Rs 21 lakh was sent for the UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund.
Shikhar Dhawan encouraged everyone to do their bit as responsible citizens and wrote, “Hi everyone remember to stay indoors & take care of your family and yourself. I have done my bit and contributed to Prime Minister @narendramodi Ji’s National Relief Fund.”
Hi everyone remember to stay indoors & take care of your family and yourself. I have done my bit and contributed to Prime Minister @narendramodi Ji's National Relief Fund – https://t.co/39srdIyFGB
Encouraging all of you to help, so that together we can make a difference 🙏 pic.twitter.com/9XZ0dEEAii
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) March 26, 2020
The teenage batting sensation Richa Ghosh was one of the first cricketers in the country to contribute to the cause. The upcoming cricketer donated RS.1 lakh to the Bengal Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Indian women’s ODI team captain Mithali Raj decided to donate Rs 5 lakh each to the PM-CARES Fund and the Telangana Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
All of us need to join hands in this fight against the deadly coronavirus. I pledge to contribute my little bit – Rs. 5 lakh to The PM – CARES Fund and Rs 5 lakh to the Telangana Chief Minister’s Relief Fund . #PMCARES @PMOIndia @narendramodi Ji @TelanganaCMO https://t.co/o7kHEuIeT6
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) March 30, 2020
India’s star leg spinner Poonam Yadav came forward with Rs 2 lakhs for the PM- CARES Fund and the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s Fund. Her colleague Deepti Sharma, the all-rounder contributed Rs 1.5 lakh- Rs 50000 each to the PM CARES Fund, UP Chief Minister’s Distress Fund and West Bengal State Emergency Fund respectively.
I have given my support to the PM-Cares fund and the UP CM relief fund.
This is the only thing we can do in this time of crisis. I hope everyone contributes and we beat the pandemic soon.
— Poonam Yadav (@poonam_yadav24) March 30, 2020