Rajasthan Royals (RR), Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, has started a fundraising campaign on Facebook to provide free meals to unprivileged households.
Lack of employment and savings has added to the burden of millions of Indian families with the spread of the coronavirus. The livelihoods of daily wage earners, self-employed workers and casual workers have come to a standstill due to the pandemic.
The franchise has set up a dedicated fundraiser page on Facebook where donors can contribute towards Gram Chetna Kendra, an NGO that works in Rajasthan with a focus on children and women projects. RR has aimed to raise a fund of Rs 600,000.
Rajasthan Royals are providing 100,000 meals to the needy person and with this fundraise they will provide 100,000 more meals.
“In this situation, we want to extend a helping hand to these families in need by providing meals. We’ve been able to provide 100,000 meals to these families in recent times, and our aim now is to raise funds for another 100,000 meals,” Rajasthan Royals wrote on the donation page.
“So join us in this war against hunger and donate to our fundraiser. You can also donate during our live fundraiser with ROBIN UTHAPPA, scheduled for 8 PM on 30th April. Together, let’s ‘Halla Bol’ against hunger!” statement added.
Speaking about the initiative, Royals Executive Chairman Ranjit Barthakur said, “Rajasthan is our home state and during these distressing times we would like to extend our full support to our extended family there.”
A group of socially conscious individuals of Khedi Milak district of Jaipur, Rajasthan formed gram Chetna Kendra. Piercing issues like droughts of educational, healthcare and government services plaguing the society ignited the hearts of the founders to channel their efforts towards people based development to ensure just and equal opportunities with minimum essentials for all and quality life for rural masses.