Shikhar Dhawan donates Rs 20 lakh for the purchase of oxygen cylinders | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Veteran India opener Shikhar Dhawan donated 20 lakh to NGO for the purchase of oxygen cylinders and concentrators, helping to help Indian hospitals ravaged by deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legendary Sachin Tendulkar has contributed Rs 1 crore to the same organization – “Oxygen India” – run by 250 entrepreneurs based in the National Capital Region (NCR), one of the most affected in the country.
Dhawan also decided to donate his cash prize received from various IPL matches at the end of the event.
“We are currently living in an unprecedented period and it is necessary that we do everything possible to help each other,” Dhawan said on social media.

“I will be donating Rs 20 lakh plus money from any individual post-match awards I receive from IPL 2021 to Mission Oxygen to help fund oxygen requirements,” Dhawan wrote.
He thanked all the frontline workers who have worked tirelessly for more than a year in the context of an unprecedented health crisis.
“We are forever indebted. I also urge everyone to observe health protocols – wear a mask, disinfect and maintain social distancing.”
Earlier today, Seaman Jaydev Unadkat pledged 10% of his IPL salary for the fight against COVID19 while Nicholas Pooran from the West Indies also stepped in to make a contribution on his income.
The first Australian host Pat Cummins was the first foreign actor to contribute, donating $ 50,000 to the PM Cares fund.
Among others, Australian cricket media (4,200 USD / Rs 3.11 lakh), Rajasthan Royals (7.5 crore), Delhi Capitals (1.5 crore) have all made contributions through various NGOs in their fight against the virus. dreaded.

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