Delhi Capitals on Thursday pledged Rs 1.5 crore to the Indian Premier League in support of the national capital fight against the Kovid-19 epidemic.
This amount is used to collect the necessary medical supplies, from oxygen cylinders and concentrators to Kovid wellness kits.
“The franchise and its patrons, JSW Foundation & GMR Varalakshmi Foundation NCR based NGOs are providing financial assistance of Rs 1.5 crore to Hemant Foundation and Uday Foundation,” the IPL franchise said in a statement.
Delhi Capitals and its patrons, The JSW Foundation & GMR Varalakshmi Foundation is providing financial assistance of Rs 1.5 crore to NCR based NGOs. Hemkunt_Fdn Yet DayUdayFoundation. #DilDikhaDilli #YeHaiNayiDilli @ Delhi Airport pic.twitter.com/5brZ3o2NnP
– Delhi Capitals (Stay at home April 29, 2021
“During this crisis, DC expresses its solidarity with the people of Delhi. The efforts to help each other unselfishly in the fight against COVID-19 are inspiring. We are honored to offer our support,” said Vinod Bisht, Acting CEO, Delhi Capitals.
The money will be spent by two non-governmental organizations.
JSW Foundation CEO Ashwini Saxena said, “The JSW Hemkunt Foundation salutes their valuable work. We hope to support them and the city of Delhi in their spiritual struggle against this devastating disease through this financial assistance.
Hemakunth Foundation Community Development Director Hardirath Singh thanked DC for its humanitarian vision, while Uday Foundation founder Rahul Verma helped his NGO provide oxygen concentrations to those in need, and the IPL team won the hearts of many Delhiites.
With more than 20,000 new cases and more than 300 deaths being reported every day over the past few days, the capital city has been the hardest hit by second-wave infections. Many hospitals are also struggling to adequately store live-saving medical oxygen.