India's goalkeeper Rishab Pant's batman did his best to fight the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday by pledging an undisclosed amount to supply oxygen tanks along with bedding and equipment for affected patients.The 23-year-old said he would donate money to the Hemkund Foundation, a non-governmental organization based in Gurugram.
"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,"Pant stated in a statement posted on his Twitter.Pant congratulated the country's foremost workers for their tireless work over the past year to help those infected with the corona virus.
However, the cause of helping India overcome these unprecedented times needs all our collective efforts,” he mentioned."One of the most important aspects I have learned from sport is the power of working together as a team for a common cause,” said mentioned, who captained Delhi Capitals in the now-suspended IPL.
The second deadliest wave of coronavirus, which kills more than 3,000 people every day, is cutting stocks of essential supplies such as oxygen tanks, ventilators, hospital beds and some essential medications.
"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 mentioned.
"I am 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 as that of the major cities." Pant urged people to come out and join the fight against COVID-19. He also asked the public to get vaccinated.
"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," he stated.
“Please remember to stay safe, follow safety protocols, and get vaccinated, when possible.” Several cricketers including Virat Koli, Shikhar Davan, Jadev Unadkat, Hardik Pandya and Pat Cummins have contributed to tackling the unprecedented health crisis in India.
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