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How Indian sports fraternity is coming together to fight coronavirus pandemic

The likes of Bajrang Punia, Pathan brother and Gautam Gambir have taken some much needed steps to help India fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Indian sports fraternity is coming together to fight coronavirus pandemic

The Bridge Desk

Published: 24 March 2020 12:19 PM GMT

The affects of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic can me minimized if everyone comes together.

Indian athletes are setting example of what can be done to fight the pandemic. They have not shied away from helping the people in varied ways. When the morale of whole country is low their actions will surely boost the confidence of many as the country looks to figuring out solution to the problems.

Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia for example who has donated his six months salary for the fight against coronavirus and has garnered a lot of appreciation. Indian Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also appreciated Punia's efforts.


Cricketers and brother-duo of Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan have distributed 4,000 masks in Baroda. A face masks is very important for a patient suffering from coronavirus disease and also for the doctors and nurses treating the patient. At a time where the whole world is having a shortage of essentials like sanitizers and masks, Pathan brothers have stepped forward to help the needy.

Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan (Image: Essentially Sports) Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan (Image: Essentially Sports)

Once cricketer and now a Member of Parliament, Gautam Gambhir, has pledged Rs. 50 Lakh for the treatment of coronavirus patients.

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In dark times these acts of kindness act as inspiration.

Their initiatives will also lead to many other acting responsibly and understanding the seriousness of the situation we are stuck in.

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