As India grapples with the deadly second wave of Covid-19, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his wife, Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma, have started a fundraiser together to raise money for Covid-19 relief in the country.
The couple is raising money through a crowd-funding platform called Kettto.
And, to start off, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have donated Rs 2 Crore for the cause and they are aiming to raise a total of Rs 7 Crore.
Sharing the video, the duo wrote:
“As our country battles the second wave of Covid-19, and our healthcare systems are facing extreme challenges, it breaks my heart to see our people suffering. So, Virat and I have initiated a campaign #InThisTogether, with Ketto, to raise funds for Covid-19 relief. We shall all overcome this crisis together. Please step forward to support India and Indians. Your contribution will help in saving lives during this critical time. Click on the link in my bio to make an impact. Mask up! Stay home! Stay safe.”
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The campaign will run for seven days on Ketto and the proceeds will be directed to ACT Grants, the implementation partner which will work towards providing oxygen, medical manpower, vaccination awareness, and telemedicine facilities all through the pandemic.
Anushka Sharma said that it has been painful for her and Virat Kohli to watch the suffering of people as the caseload in the country mounts.
“Virat and I have been hugely pained looking at the inexplicable suffering that people are going through and we hope that this fund will aid in our fight against the virus that we are all helplessly witnessing,” she said.
Gayatri Yadav, the spokesperson of ACT Grants said-
“Having strong voices like Anushka and Virat help drive fundraising efforts will go a long way towards helping us realize this goal. On behalf of India”s startup ecosystem, ACT Grants is truly grateful to have them join this mission.”