On appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India came together and lit candles, lamps and torches to show solidarity in its fight against COVID-19 on April 5. However, contrary to PM’s appeal to stay within the houses and light diyas many people were sported bursting fire crackers across India.
The action of the people who burst crackers has move annoyed former India cricketer and Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir as he took to twitter,” INDIA, STAY INSIDE! We are still in the middle of a fight. Not an occasion to burst crackers!”
INDIA, STAY INSIDE!
We are still in the middle of a fight
Not an occasion to burst crackers ! #IndiaFightsCorona
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 5, 2020
Gambhir has pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh more to the Delhi Government for procurement of medical equipment and treatment of COVID-19 patients in the national capital.
In a letter, Gambhir said: “It is stated by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia that funds are needed to meet the growing demand for medical equipment in several Delhi Government hospitals.”
“In addition to Rs 50 lakh which I pledged two weeks ago, I would further like to pledge Rs 50 lakh from my MP LAD to your kind office with the hope that the said amount would be useful in the procurement of equipment for medical staff and treatment of COVID-19 patients.
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