Published: April 5, 2020 7:01:10 pm
Ace India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has pledged to feed 5000 under-privileged families in his native Jalandhar, who’re struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has contaminated over 1,000,000 individuals globally and wreaked havoc on the financial system.
The contagion has already killed greater than 70 individuals with 3000 plus being examined optimistic in India.
“By Blessings of Almighty, Geeta and I pledge to distribute ration to 5000 families residing in Jalandhar, who are struggling to feed their families during these difficult times. We will continue to help and support our fellow citizens in whichever way we can lessen the burden of struggle,” Harbhajan mentioned.
Asked how is he co-ordinating from Mumbai, the star spinner mentioned: “I used to live in Daulatpuri earlier. My close friends today completed distribution of dry ration to 500 families in that area. I have personally spoken to DC (Punjab Police) Jalandhar. My team of friends will be following his instructions and accordingly food packets will be distributed.”
The 39-year-old mentioned that he’ll proceed to feed the people who find themselves homeless and jobless till normalcy returns.
“We are distributing 5kg of rice, flour, oil and other essential cooking ingredients. This endeavour will continue for the time being,” Harbhajan mentioned.
“I’m nonetheless very hooked up to Jalandhar as I divide my time between Mumbai and Jalandhar. Part of me resides there and I can’t see my very own individuals endure. Cricket has given me so much and that is the least I might do.
“I wanted to ensure that if I am able to help, it should reach people directly and thanks to Punjab Police and my childhood friends, we have started off well. But a lot of work still needs to be done,” the ‘Turbanator’ added.
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