Mumbai, May 9 : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has provided financial aid to 4,000 underprivileged people, including children from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools, affected from the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Tendulkar made an undisclosed donation to the Hi5 Foundation, a non-profit organisation based out of Mumbai. The organization thanked Tendulkar for his contribution with a message on Twitter saying that the financial assistance will allow them to help out those in need. "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!", the organisation tweeted. Master Blaster also replied to the tweet where he wished them his heartfelt for their benevolent efforts in supporting families of the daily wagers. “Best wishes to team Hi5 for your efforts in supporting families of daily wage earners.” the 47- year-old legendary cricketer replied on Friday. Back in March, the legendary batsman had contributed Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister's Relief Fund and Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the country's fight against COVID-19. He also pledged to feed 5,000 people for one month in view of the rising coronavirus cases in the country. He donated the amount to a non-profit organisation named Apnalaya. With 3,320 more people testing positive in the past 24 hours, the total number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 59,662 on Saturday while a total of 95 people succumbed to the fatal virus in the same period. (UNI)