New Delhi: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has donated an undisclosed amount to financially help 4,000 underprivileged people, including children from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tendulkar made the donation to the Hi5 Foundation, a non-profit organisation based out of Mumbai.
"Best wishes to team Hi5 for your efforts in supporting families of daily wage earners," Tendulkar tweeted.
The organisation, through a tweet, thanked Tendulkar for doing his bit for the needy.
"Thanks @sachin_rt for proving once again that #sports encourages compassion! Your generous donation towards our #COVID19 fund enables us to financially aid 4000 underprivileged people, including children from @mybmc schools. Our budding sportspersons thank you, Little Master!"
Thanks @sachin_rt for proving once again that #sports encourages compassion! Your generous donation towards our #COVID19 fund enables us to financially aid 4000 underprivileged people, including children from @mybmc schools. Our budding sportspersons thank you, Little Master!?
— Hi5 Youth Foundation (@hi5youth) May 7, 2020
Earlier, the legendary Indian cricketer had pledged to help around 5,000 people for a month in Shivaji Nagar and Govandi area of Mumbai through an NGO amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“Thank you, Sachin Tendulkar for stepping in and helping Apnalaya help the ones suffering the most during this lockdown. He will be taking care of the ration of around 5000 people for a month. There are many more individuals who need your support, people! Donate now,” tweeted an NGO named Apnalaya while expressing gratitude to Tendulkar and urging others to donate.
The 47-year-old in reply wished the NGO to continue their work in the service of the distressed and needy. “Keep up your good work,” Tendulkar tweeted.
Tendulkar had also donated Rs 25 lakh each to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra) in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19.
The Master Blaster has been urging people to adhere to the guidelines issued by the government and stay indoors during the ongoing lockdown in place amid the coronavirus pandemic.
(With agency inputs)