Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli start a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief in India

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli started their campaign through a post on Twitter. Fund raisers aims to raise Rs. 7 crores of which Rs. 2 crores have been donated by them.

Amid surging COVID-19 numbers in India, Indian Actor Anushka Sharma, and Indian Cricket Team Captain have started a fundraising campaign whose aim is to raise Rs. 7 crores. Of the 7 crores, 2 crores have been donated by Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli. The platform to donate is Ketto and the campaign is called #InThisTogether.

In a post on Twitter, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli were seen pledging to raise funds and help people to stay together in these tough times.

Both Anushka and Virat have tweeted the same this morning. In a 46 second video, they were seen urging people to join the movement and donate. Every donation matters.

Here is what they said –
“Things have been very tough for India as we fight the pandemic. And it really pains us to see our country suffer like this. We are grateful to all the people, who are fighting it out day in and day out for us. Your dedication is appreciated. But now they need our support and we need to stand with them, so Anushka and I have started a fundraiser on Ketto whose funds will go towards ACT grants. We request you all, to join this initiative and donate. Every little bit makes a difference.”
“To our family, friends, and fans, this is the time to come together and move forward. We will overcome this together. We will win this battle against COVID-19 if we are in it together. Stay safe, Jai Hind.”

Here is the link to the video :

The funds from this fundraiser will go to ACT Grants who help with regards to the immediate shortage of oxygen supply.  Goal is to support oxygen supplies, make Indian hospitals inclusive of concentrators and oxygen plants, empower medical manpower, home care and help India bridge the vaccination efforts.

IPL was suspended after players and coaches were found to be COVID-19 positive.

 

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