Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) along with Give India Foundation will provide 100 units of oxygen concentrators in Bengaluru and other Indian cities in the fight against Covid-19.
To show respect and solidarity to the frontline workers, the Virat Kohli-led RCB will be seen in a special blue kit in one of the upcoming IPL matches.
The blue jersey will carry messages on spreading awareness about fighting the disease.
After the match the all the signed blue jerseys will go for an auction to raise money for the cause.
The RCB skipper Virat Kohli said that “This is a tough time for our country; what’s happening with the spread of the virus is deeply concerning.
It is only because of the frontline heroes that we hope to save humanity.
We salute them and would like to take the opportunity to spread as much awareness for people to follow all the safety protocols.
We would do every part that helps fight this battle”.
Since last year when the pandemic started, RCB’s parent company, Diageo India have manufactured and distributed about 3,00,000 litres of sanitizers as well as they have committed Rs 75 crore towards the programme to support the fight against the Covid-19.
RCB chairman, Anand Kripalu, said: “Royal Challengers Bangalore stands united with our nation in this unprecedented crisis.
There are numerous heroes all around our country who are selflessly fighting to save lives.
The task is clearly enormous, and we wanted to help in whatever little way possible. We also encourage others to do their bit in this fight.
We can and will win this battle together.”