Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has pledged to feed 5000 people for a month in midst of the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak. Sachin has collaborated with a non-profit organisation Apnalaya to do this noble deed.
Apnalaya NGO confirmed the development on Twitter and thanked Sachin Tendulkar for his generous contribution. The official Twitter handle shared, “Thank you,@sachin_rt for stepping in & helping Apnalaya help the ones suffering the most during this lockdown. He will be taking care of the ration of around 5000 people for a month. There are many more individuals who need your support, people.”
Replying to the NGO’s tweet Sachin said, “My best wishes to @ApnalayaTweets to continue your work in the service of the distressed and needy. Keep up your good work.”
Last month, Tendulkar donated Rs.25 lakh each to PM-CARES Fund and Chief Minister Relief Fund to help fight the war against COVID-19.
Many prominent sports personalities have stepped forward to help the nation in its fight against the novel coronavirus.
According to the latest update by Union Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare, the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in India stand at 6,761.
Out of the 6,761 cases, 516 have either have been cured, discharged or migrated and the death toll has climbed up to 206 so far.