Rajasthan Royals have become the first IPL franchise to contribute towards India’s fight against Covid-19. Rajasthan Royals have decided to donate a whopping amount of INR 7.5 crores (1$ million) towards the Covid-19 relief in India. The funds raised by the Royals initially will focus on the state of Rajasthan.
The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has hit India hard as more than 40,000 people have died in the last 20 days. More than 3,00,000 cases are getting reported on a daily basis as the deadly virus is spreading like a wildfire.
“Rajasthan Royals is pleased to announce a contribution of INR 7.5 crores (over @1mn) towards Covid relief to help with immediate support to people in India impacted by the surge of the Covid-19 virus,” RR said in a statement.
The donation has been made by the RR players as well as team owners who have joined hands with the Rajasthan Royals’ philanthropic arm Royal Rajasthan Foundation (RRF).
“The funds raised by Rajasthan Royals will help pan India, with an initial focus on the state of Rajasthan, where the RRF, Chaired by Ranjit Barthakur, has numerous initiatives it continues to support. Having the team owners and its players come together has enabled this initiative to reach the scale it has, providing aid to tackle the current crisis and help people get the single most pressing necessity at this time,” the statement added.
In an official statement, the Royals revealed that the relief measures will be executed through the franchise’s philanthropic body – the Rajasthan Royals Foundation (RRF) in partnership with the British Asian Trust (BAT)
“Players along with the team owners and team management have come forward to raise funds and have been working along with the Rajasthan Royals’ philanthropic arm Royal Rajasthan Foundation (RRF) in partnership with the British Asian Trust (BAT).
Rajasthan Royals announce a contribution of over $1 milion from their owners, players and management to help with immediate support to those impacted by COVID-19. This will be implemented through @RoyalRajasthanF and @britishasiantst.— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 29, 2021
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What British Asian Trust (BAT):
BAT works closely with the Indian government on many initiatives – especially in the area of skills and education. The Trust’s founder, Prince Charles, launched an emergency “Oxygen for India” appeal, which is currently focused on the acquisition and distribution of oxygen concentrators, devices that can provide the enriched gas straight from the air, to treat patients when hospitals supplies are under strain,” the statement added.