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IPL 2021: After Rajasthan Royals, Delhi capitals offer Rs 1.5 crore to NCR-based NGOs to help fight COVID-19

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Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals, along with its co-owners JSW and the GMR Group, have stepped in to support the city’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Together, the franchise and its patrons, the JSW Foundation and the GMR Varalakshmi Foundation provide financial support in the amount of INR 1.5 crore to NGOs based in the NCR, the Hemkunt Foundation and the Uday Foundation.

The donation will be used to procure essential medical supplies, ranging from oxygen cylinders and concentrators to COVID wellness kits. “In this hour of crisis, Delhi Capitals stands in solidarity with the citizens of Delhi, whose efforts to selflessly help each other in the fight against COVID19 have been inspiring to say the least. We are honored to extend our support to the Hemkunt Foundation, and the remarkable work they continue to do, ”said Vinod Bisht, Acting CEO of Delhi Capitals.

“Our team works tirelessly to help thousands of critical patients every day. We are grateful to Delhi Capitals and its patrons for this generous contribution which will certainly make a significant difference in many lives, ”said Harteerath Singh, Director of Community Development at the Hemkunt Foundation. . The Hemkunt Foundation works around the clock to provide oxygen cylinders to those in need. The NGO has launched two initiatives – oxygen cylinder delivery workouts and a 24-hour car service, where patients who need oxygen can come directly in their car, with additional provision for medical tents. for critical cases “.

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Meanwhile, the Uday Foundation is leading a campaign to distribute oxygen concentrators to the city’s most vulnerable population, who are struggling to find hospital beds. The organization is also helping homeless people across the city by providing them with meals and wellness kits to protect themselves against the virus.

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Earlier on Thursday, Rajasthan Royals announced a contribution of INR 7.5 crore (over $ 1 million) to Covid Relief to help provide immediate support to people in India affected by the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus.

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The players as well as the owners and management of the team have come forward to raise funds and have worked with the philanthropic arm of the Rajasthan Royals, the Royal Rajasthan Foundation (RRF), in partnership with the British Asian Trust (BAT).

The surge in COVID-19 cases continues to affect India, the country having recorded 3.79,257 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. This is the highest single-day peak in cases since the pandemic began last year.

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