Rohit Sharma pledges to donate INR 8 million to combat Covid-19

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New Delhi - In addition to this, Sharma also donated Rs 5 lakhs (INR 500k) each to Feeding India Organisation and Welfare of Stray Dog

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Published: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10:42 AM

Last updated: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9:26 PM

Opening batsman Rohit Sharma on Tuesday pledged to donate Rs 45 lakh (INR 4.5 million) to PM-CARES Fund and Rs 25 lakh (INR 2.5 million) to UP CM's Relief Fund to aid the battle against COVID-19.
In addition to this, Sharma also donated Rs 5 lakhs (INR 500k) each to Feeding India Organisation and Welfare of Stray Dogs.
"We need our country back on feet & the onus is on us. I've done my bit to donate 45lakhs to #PMCaresFunds, 25lakhs to #CMReliefFund Maharashtra, 5lakhs to @FeedingIndia and 5lakhs to #WelfareOfStrayDogs.Let's get behind our leaders and support them," Sharma tweeted.
Earlier, cricketer Suresh Raina had pledged to donate Rs 31 lakhs (INR 3.1 million) to PM-CARES Fund and Rs 21 lakhs (INR 2.1 million) to UP CM's Disaster Relief Fund to aid the battle against Covid-19.
BCCI also decided to donate Rs 51 crores (INR 510 million) to the PM-Cares Fund.
On Friday, former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs 25 lakh (INR 2.5 million) each to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra's Relief Fund to aid the battle against Covid-19.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, sprinter Hima Das, shuttler PV Sindhu, and wrestler Bajrang Punia have also contributed their bit for the cause.
The total number of Covid-19 positive cases has risen to 1251 in India, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This includes 101 people who have been discharged or cured of the highly contagious respiratory illness.



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