Like every other country, India is also under lockdown due to the Cornavirus pandemic. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, last week, announced a 21-day lockdown in the nation to reduce the transmission of the virus while also requesting the people to stay in their home to save their lives. India, so far, has 1024 Coronavirus cases in the country even as 29 of them have lost their lives.
While the Government imposed the curfew keeping in mind the safety of the citizens, the daily wage workers and the poor families were left stranded due to this decision. Cricketers along with other celebrities have come forward to help them and even the country donating a significant amount to the PM CARES fund and to the respective states’ CM Relief Funds.
And the Indian captain Virat Kohli joined the bandwagon now with his wife and the Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. The 31-year-old, on behalf of the couple, took to his official Twitter handle stating that they are donating a certain amount to the PM CARES fund and the Maharashtra CM Relief Fund. Kohli also hoped that their donation helps the fellow citizens in easing out their pain somehow. The couple hasn’t disclosed the amount they donated to the relief funds.
Our hearts are breaking, says Virat Kohli
“Anushka and I are pledging our support towards PM-CARES Fund and the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra). Our hearts are breaking looking at the suffering of so many and we hope our contribution, in some way, helps easing the pain of out fellow citizens #IndiaFightsCorona,” Virat Kohli’s tweet read.
Here’s his tweet:
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
Apart from the power couple, the Indian cricketing fraternity is also doing its bit to help the poor and needy people during these tough times. While Suresh Raina has announced 52 lakh donation, Sachin Tendulkar also donated Rs 50 lakh. The BCCI also played the part by donating a whopping amount of Rs 51 crore to the PM CARES fund. Its president Sourav Ganguly earlier pledged to donate rice of worth Rs 50 lakh to the poor people.
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