While the nation is presently battling with the second wave of the coronavirus Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood superstar Anushka Sharma is aiming to raise Rs. 7 crores to help to bite the crisis. The couple has started a fundraising campaign #InThisTogether on the crowd-funding platform Ketto by putting Rs. 2 crores for this initiative.
The campaign will run for seven days and the proceeds raised will be directed to ACT Grants who is the implementation partner for this #InThisTogether campaign.
ACT has been constantly working in providing oxygen, medical manpower, vaccination awareness and telemedicine facilities.
Talking about the same Anushka was quoted as saying, “India is going through an extremely difficult time and the second wave of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic has pushed our country to a state of crisis. It is time for all of us to come together and do our bit for our fellow countrymen who are in serious need for support. 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. We are praying for everyone’s safety. We hope that you join us in our prayers to save as many lives as possible because we are all in this together.”
Anushka and I have started a campaign on @ketto, to raise funds for Covid-19 relief, and we would be grateful for your support.
Let’s all come together and help those around us in need of our support.
I urge you all to join our movement.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 7, 2021
Virat added, “We are going through an unprecedented time in the history of our country and our nation needs all of us to unite and save as many people as possible. Anushka and I have been shocked to see human suffering since last year. We have been working towards helping as many people as possible all through the pandemic and now, India wants our support more than ever. We are starting this fundraiser with the confidence that we will be able to raise substantial funds to aid those in dire need. We are confident that people will come forward to support fellow countrymen in crisis. We are in this together and we shall overcome this.”
Gayatri Yadav, spokesperson ACT Grants also said, “ACT Grants powered by India’s start up passion is on a mission to help supply oxygen and support our healthcare system, working with the government to address critical medical needs. Having strong voices like Anushka and Virat help drive fundraising efforts will go a long way towards helping us realise this goal. On behalf of India’s startup ecosystem, ACT Grants is truly grateful to have them join this mission.”