Team India’s all-rounder Deepti Sharma has donated INR 1.5 Lacs ( INR 50,000 to PM CARES Fund, INR 50,000 to Chief Minister’s distress fund UP and INR 50,000 to West Bengal State emergency fund) on Monday (March 30) to combat the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.
“I am happy to contribute INR 1.5 Lacs to my country and the people affected by this unfortunate situation due to Coronavirus Pandemic,” Deepti Sharma told to Female Cricket.
Deepti Sharma was an integral part of the Indian Women’s Cricket team that reached the Finals of T20 World Cup 2020 held earlier this month. Although Team India could not win the finals, it definitely succeeded in encouraging thousands of girls across the country to take up the sport as they performed extraordinarily well throughout the tournament.
The deadly coronavirus which started in China has now spread across the world and has led to 34,000 deaths worldwide, with over 7,00,000 people infected. The numbers are soaring with every passing day. Considering the plight of the situation, India’s Honourable PM Narendra Modi on Saturday announced ‘PM-CARES’ fund and that the funds will be utilized to ensure ‘heathier India’ and in distressing the situation.
Since then, several sports personalities have come forward to pledge their support. On Sunday, 29th March, Richa Ghosh, a 16-year-old cricketer donated Rs. 1 Lakh to West Bengal’s CM Relief Fund.
The pandemic has brought all the sporting event to a grinding halt. Earlier, BCCI had also pledged to donate Rs. 51 CR as the government gears to fight the corona outbreak.