SUN TV, owners of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) franchise, have donated a hefty sum of Rs 30 crore for India’s fight against the second wave of the COVID-pandemic 19 in progress.
The owners of SUN TV donated the proceeds to relief work undertaken by state and central governments with various NGOs. India is grappling with a devastating health crisis during the second wave of the global pandemic, which currently causes more than 4,000 deaths per day.
India is reporting more than 4 lakh of COVID-19 cases in the past few days and the health infrastructure is struggling to cope with the crisis, failing to provide oxygen and essential medicines to infected patients.
SUN TV to leverage its media resources to spread awareness among millions of viewers
The Indian government has chosen to roll out vaccines to all people aged 18 and over, although the country is running low on Covid-19 vaccines as the government has plans in place for mass campaigns.
The COVID-19 pandemic had also led to the postponement of the IPL season 2021 after 29 matches played. This was due to the fact that several players, coaches and several other support staff tested positive for the coronavirus. This left the BCCI and IPL board of directors with no choice but to stop the tournament indefinitely.
Meanwhile, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) franchise took to Twitter to share a statement about its donation to India’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Sun TV Network donates 30 crore rupees to help those affected by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic”, Sunrisers Hyderabad said in a statement posted on their Twitter account.
The Hyderabad-based franchise also attached a statement which reads: “The Sun TV network is donating 30 crore rupees to help people affected by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. This will be dedicated to several initiatives currently underway in various states in India, including the following:
- Donations to various programs launched by the Government of India and the State Governments
2. Partnership with NGOs which provide oxygen cylinders, medicines, etc.
Additionally, the company will harness its resources, including all of its media assets, to further educate millions of viewers across India and the rest of the world. “
Sun TV (SunRisers Hyderabad) is donating 30 crore rupees to help those affected by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. pic.twitter.com/P6Fez9DuLo
– SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 10, 2021
Besides SRH, IPL franchises Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) also contributed 7.5 crore and 1.5 crore respectively, while the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) arranged the supply of 450 oxygen concentrators. for patients assigned to Tamil Nadu.