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Sachin Tendulkar Donates INR 1 Crore To ‘Mission Oxygen’ To Help India In Fight Against COVID-19

Sachin Tendulkar Donates INR 1 Crore To ‘Mission Oxygen’ To Help India In Fight Against COVID-19: The nation is currently trying to up the ante in its battle against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic which has affected the nation badly. In a bid to fight against the COVID-19 crisis across the nation, several cricketers and former players are extending support to aid India in its fight.

The latest one to extend his support is legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who on Thursday, took to his social media to announce that he has contributed to ‘Mission Oxygen’ in order to ‘raise funds for importing oxygen concentrators and donating them to hospitals across the country.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin took to his Twitter and shared a long heartfelt note that read: “The second wave of COVID has put our healthcare system under immense pressure. Providing oxygen for a large number of serious COVID patients is the need of the hour.

“It is heartening to see how people are rising to the occasion. A group of 250+ young entrepreneurs have launched Mission Oxygen to raise funds for importing oxygen concentrators and donating them to hospitals across the country,”

He added:

“I’ve helped by contributing to the cause and hope that their effort soon reaches out to many more hospitals across India. Your support when I was playing was invaluable and helped me succeed. Today, we have to stand together behind everyone that is working hard to fight this pandemic,”

Here, check out the Tweet:

“His donation of Rs 1 crore to ‘Mission Oxygen’ in its endeavor to procure and provide life-saving oxygen concentrators to hospitals across the nation in this time of need is incredibly heart-warming,” read a statement from Mission Oxygen.

Meanwhile, earlier in the day, IPL franchises Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals also extended help to the country’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. While RR announced a contribution of INR 7.5 crores (over $1mn) towards Covid Relief, on the other hand, Delhi Capitals pledged to donate Rs 1.5 crore to procure essential medical supplies, ranging from COVID wellness kits to oxygen cylinders and concentrators.

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