In a bid to provide relief work to those affected by the second wave of the pandemic, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) parent company Sun TV network on Monday announced to donate Rs 30 crore for those affected by the second wave of the pandemic.
Notably, India is witnessing the second wave of the deadly virus with over four lakh new cases being recorded everyday
In a Twitter post, SRH announced that the donation of Rs 30 crore will go to NGOs, Government of India and other state government programs aimed for the pandemic.
“Sun TV (SunRisers Hyderabad) is donating Rs.30 crores to provide relief to those affected by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic,” it said. Apart from the donation, Sunrisers Hyderabad will also partner with NGOs to provide oxygen cylinders and medicines to the COVID-19 patients, helping them fight the deadly virus. Furthermore, Sunrisers Hyderabad will use its media assets including TV channels to spread awareness about the virus,” the franchise tweeted.
“In addition, the company will leverage its resources including all its media assets to spread greater awareness among millions of our TV viewing audience across India and the rest of the world,” it added.
Earlier, the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings had extended support to the people of Tamil Nadu by arranging for the delivery of 450 Oxygen concentrators within the state.
Also, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Team India skipper Virat Kohli along with his wife Anushka Sharma had launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for NGOs helping people to battle COVID-19.
Notably, the couple had also donated Rs 2 crore.