Rishabh Pant announced on Twitter on Saturday that he would be making a monetary contribution to the Hemkunt Foundation in order to help procure oxygen cylinders with beds, Covid relief supplies, and other assistance to those affected by the country’s ongoing Covid crisis. Pant wrote a message on Twitter thanking frontline staff for their unwavering contributions through these trying times. Pant wrote in his letter, “I am helping the Hemkunt Foundation with a monetary donation that will help provide o2 cylinders with beds, Covid-relief kits, and much more to those suffering around the world.”
“I’m mostly interested in working with organisations that provide medical assistance and resources to rural India and non-metro cities, which lack the medical facilities that major cities have,” he said.
Pant was captaining the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, which has been postponed.
Amit Mishra, a leg-spinner for the Pant’s franchise, contracted the virus on May 4 and was diagnosed with Covid.
The Delhi Capitals captain encouraged his fans to contribute in whatever way they could so that aid could enter the country’s most isolated areas.
Pant said, “I encourage everyone to donate in their own way so that we can help penetrate the farthest reaches of the world and raise awareness about COVID relief and vaccine services administered by the federal and state governments.”
May 8, 2021
The Delhi Capitals were leading the IPL 2021 points table until the BCCI and IPL Governing Council jointly decided to postpone the T20 tournament indefinitely due to several Covid events.