Sachin Tendulkar offers to feed 5000 people a month

The global coronavirus pandemic has forced people to stay inside their homes to avoid the spread of the contagious virus. While many people are working from home during this state of distress, millions of people have lost their source of income and starve for one good meal a day.

Former captain of the Indian cricket team and legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has offered to lend a hand in support of a few thousand covered by the non-profit organisation named ‘Apnalaya,’ for a month. The non-profit organisation thanked the former Indian cricketer for his kind help towards 5,000 people for a month in providing them with necessary ration needs. “Thank you,@sachin_rt, for stepping in & helping Apnalaya help the ones suffering the most during this lockdown. He will be taking care of the ration of around 5000 people for a month. There are many more individuals who need your support, people,” the official Twitter handle of Apnalayatweeted.

Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar acknowledged the tweet by the non-profit organisation with a tweet reading, “My best wishes to @ApnalayaTweets to continue your work in the service of the distressed and needy. Keep up your good work”.

Apnalaya is a voluntary organisation that aims to build self-sustainable secular communities. The non-profit organisation was found by the then Australian Consul General, Tom Holland. The organisation operates in the city of Mumbai.

This is not the first time the former cricketer has stepped forward to strengthen the country’s fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus. Sachin Tendulkar has earlier contributed rupees 25 lakh to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund in March. The cricket player also contributed to his home state by donating an amount of 25 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in Maharashtra.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has given an update that confirms 6,761 positive cases tested to coronavirus and 206 death cases across India as on Friday. The Health Ministry also stated that 516 coronavirus infected patients have recovered from the illness and are discharged from the hospitals.

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