Updated: May 14, 2021 11:26:26 am
Anushka Sharma and husband Virat Kohli as well as actor Priyanka Chopra and her singer husband Nick Jonas have thanked people as they raised money to help India during the devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. While Anushka and Virat’s fundraiser has collected over Rs 11 crore, Priyanka and Nick have collected one million dollars to help people in India.
Anushka tweeted on Friday, “Truly amazed and humbled by the spirit of solidarity that you all have shown. We are proud to announce that we have raised more than our initial target and it will go a long way to save lives. Thank you for your overwhelming support in helping the people of India.” The couple said that they have raised Rs 11.39 crore.
Virat Kohli also wrote, “Words fall short to express how overwhelmed we feel to have exceeded our target not once, but twice, thanks to each one of you. To everyone who has donated, shared, & helped in any way, I want to say a big thank you. We are #InThisTogether & we will overcome this together.”
Truly amazed and humbled by the spirit of solidarity that you all have shown. We are proud to announce that we have raised more than our initial target and it will go a long way to save lives. Thank you for your overwhelming support in helping the people of India. pic.twitter.com/yqi2Qfjvry
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) May 14, 2021
Priyanka has been tirelessly working to ensure that the global community’s attention remains on India. A couple of weeks ago, the actress announced a fundraiser in association with GiveIndia via a video message posted on her Instagram feed.
Through the fundraiser Priyanka and Nick have managed to raise 1 million dollars. The couple took to their respective social media platforms to announce the same.
Priyanka wrote, “ Through some of the darkest days in our history, humanity has once again proven that we are better together. @nickjonas and I are so humbled by your support and by the outpouring of help for India from so many parts of the world. Over 14,000 good Samaritans opened their hearts and helped us raise $1 Million in these trying times. Countless others helped us spread the world to expedite the process.”
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She shared that the money that has been collected through the fundraiser will be used to buy oxygen concentrators and for vaccine support. She added, “All the money raised is already being deployed across the country in the form of Oxygen Concentrators, Vaccine Support and so much more. We can all continue to help so let’s not stop here. We’re raising the fundraising target to $3 Million and we know that with your help and support, we can achieve this too.”
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Anushka Sharma, in her appeal to people to come forward to help, wrote, “India needs you and we thank you wholeheartedly for every bit of contribution that you have made to save lives. We will win this battle against the pandemic. We shall do everything to get through this, together.”
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