May 16, 2021

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COVID-19: Dhawan donates 20,000 rupees, IPL Post-match Awards to ‘Mission Oxygen’

Inaugural Indian superstar and batsman in Delhi Capitals Shekhar Dhawan announced Friday that he will donate 20,000 rupees and cash prize from all individual performance awards after his match in the ongoing IPL 2021 to “Mission Oxygen” to help fund the oxygen need amid the Coronavirus crisis. .

A group of more than 250 young entrepreneurs launched Mission Oxygen to raise money to import oxygen concentrators and donate them to hospitals across the country.

“We are in unprecedented times at the moment, and it is the need of the hour when we do everything possible to help each other. Over the years, I have received incredible love and support from all of you, and I am forever grateful to him,” Dhawan said in a statement on Twitter. Now to give back to the people of this country. ”

“I will make a donation of 20,000 rupees in addition to money from all the individual performance awards after the match I get from IPL 2021 towards Mission Oxygen to help fund my oxygen requirements,” he added.

“I would like to thank all the diligent frontline workers for their wonderful service. We owe you forever. I also urge everyone to observe all health protocols – wear a mask, sterilize and maintain social distancing. Please exit only when necessary. Together we will win.”

On Thursday, Young Master Sachin Tendulkar reported that he had contributed to the ‘Mission Oxygen’ issue in order to help the country fight the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The second wave of COVID has put our healthcare system under tremendous pressure. Providing oxygen to a large number of serious COVID patients is the need of the hour. It is encouraging to see how people rise to the occasion. A group of 250+ young entrepreneurs launched the Oxygen Mission to collect Funds to import oxygen concentrators and donate them to hospitals across the country, ”Tendulkar wrote in a statement on Twitter.

“I helped by contributing to the cause and I hope that their efforts will soon reach many other hospitals across India. Your support while I was playing has been invaluable and helped me succeed. Today, we have to stand together behind everyone who works hard to fight this pandemic. “.

Delhi Capitals, along with their JSW and GMR Group owners, also stepped in on Thursday to support the city’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Together, the franchise and its sponsors, JSW Foundation and GMR Varalakshmi Foundation provide financial support of up to INR 1.5 crore to the NCR-based NGO, the Hemkunt Foundation and the Uday Foundation.

The donation will be used to purchase essential medical supplies, ranging from oxygen cylinders and condensers to COVID Wellness Kits.