KERALA: Sun TV Network, owners of IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad, has donated Rs 30 crore towards India's Covid2019 relief efforts. The amount donated by Sun TV will be used to undertake Covid relief works carried out by the central and state governments along with various other non-profits.
"Sun TV Network is donating a sum of Rs 30 crore to provide relief to those affected by the second wave of the Covid pandemic. This will be spent on several initiatives currently underway at various states of India including the following: 1. Donations to the various programmes initiated by the government of India and state governments. 2. Partnering with NGOs that are providing oxygen cylinders, medicines, etc," said Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The former IPL champions also added that Sun TV will leverage its resources and media assets to spread greater awareness among millions of its television viewing audiences.
Meanwhile, Honda India Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of all Honda group companies in India, has also pledged to donate Rs 6.5 crore to the country's Covid relief efforts.
As a part of this, Honda India Foundation will also set up Covid care isolation centers and oxygen production plants in the country. The company revealed that the temporary Covid isolation centers will start functioning from next week. According to reports, Honda India Foundation is closely working with states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Haryana to set up oxygen plants.
After reporting more than 4,00,000 fresh Covid cases for three consecutive days, India witnessed a slight dip in positive cases on May 9. On Sunday, the country reported over 3,60,000 fresh cases and 3,748 Covid-related deaths.