India’s wicket keeper batsman and Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant revealed that he will be donating money to the Hemkunt Foundation to help people, who are suffering from coronavirus with oxygen cylinders, beds and COVID-19 relief kits. The 23-year-old took to Twitter to announce his decision.
The country is currently witnessing the second wave of the deadly coronavirus and the country is recording more than 4 lakh infections everyday along with thousands of deaths. India’s medical infrastructure has collapsed and hospitals are running out of basic facilities like oxygen. Thus, celebrities in India are doing their bit to help the nation recover through the second wave.
Rishabh Pant was seen leading his team Delhi Capitals during the IPL 2021 and the franchise had already started alarming people and also created awareness about taking precautions. However, owing to a bio-bubble breach in as many as four teams staged in Ahmedabad and Delhi, the IPL 2021 was suspended and the players returned home safely. While some players are still under quarantine in India as they have tested positive, others, especially Australians, who can’t return to their homeland until May 15, are in Maldives and they will return to Australia once the ban uplifts.
Post the tournament suspension, cricketers came forward and donated money to various charities across India. Skipper Virat Kohli also donated INR 2 crore with his wife Anushka Sharma and now Rishabh Pant has made a donation to a foundation.
“The scale of despair across our country has been immense and something I have been deeply affected by. As someone who has seen personal loss up close, my heart goes out to all the families who have suffered over the past year and I pray for the souls of those who have left us,” Pant wrote in a tweet revealing that he is contributing to the Hemkunt Foundation.
“One of the most important aspects I have learned from sport is the power of working together as a team for a common cause. I salute our frontline workers, who have been working tirelessly to help India throughout the past year. However, the cause of helping India overcome these unprecedented times needs all our collective efforts,” he added in the tweet.
“I am supporting the Hemkunt Foundation through a monetary donation that will help provide O2 cylinders with beds, Covid-relief kits and much more to those suffering across the country. I am especially keen to work with organisations providing medical aid and support to rural India and non-metro cities, which do not have the capacity of medical infrastructure than that of the major cities.”
“I urge everyone to contribute in their own way so that we can help reach the remotest part of the country and spread awareness about COVID relief and vaccination programs being run by the central and state governments.”
“Please remember to stay safe, follow safety protocols, and get vaccinated, when possible,” he concluded.
Here’s the tweet:
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) May 8, 2021