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New Delhi: In a humanitarian gesture amidst the rising COVID-19 cases across the country, former cricketer Yusuf Pathan and his brother former fast bowler Irfan Pathan have started an initiative to provide free meals to those who have been infected by COVID-19 and are recovering at home. The Pathan brothers took to Twitter to announce that the initiative is being carried out through the cricket academy run by them and said that anybody in the South Delhi area who is in need of meals can reach out.
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In a recent tweet, Irfan Pathan stated that as the nation is in the midst of the second wave of the pandemic, it has become a responsibility to come together and assist the people in need. He said,
While the nation is in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19, it becomes our responsibility to come together and assist the people in need. Taking inspiration from the same, Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) is going to provide free meals to COVID-19 affected people in South Delhi.
While the nation is in the midst of second wave of COVID-19, it becomes our responsibility to come together and assist the people in need. Taking inspiration from the same, Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) is going to provide free meals to COVID-19 affected people in South Delhi. pic.twitter.com/8Binh0HH2h
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 5, 2021
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Yusuf Pathan shared the procedure to seek help from the academy and also gave its contact number. As per the post, people in need of meals will have to fill a form and meals will be delivered to their doorstep.
All you have to do is fill the google form (below) & CAP will deliver your meal at your doorsteps. For queries, please contact us on 1800 121 7479.https://t.co/cUbuuQmkFG
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) May 5, 2021
Meanwhile, their father Mehmood Khan has been providing food to those in need for free in Vadodara city of Gujarat. This initiative is on behalf of Mehmood Khan Charitable Trust that they run. Sharing details about it, Yusuf Pathan wrote on Twitter,
For those affected with COVID-19 in Vadodara and require assistance with Food Kit can contact our father’s Trust Mehmoodkhan S Pathan Public Charitable Trust. I urge everyone to please remain calm in these difficult times and take care of yourself and the people around you.
For those affected with COVID-19 in VADODARA and require assistance with Food Kit can contact our father's Trust Mehmoodkhan S Pathan Public Charitable Trust. I urge everyone to please remain calm in these difficult times and take care of yourself and people around you. pic.twitter.com/Cm6s4SWtJf
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) April 28, 2021
This is not the first time that the Pathans have come forward to help during the COVID-19 crisis. The brothers, who have recently recovered from COVID-19, have been active in raising awareness about the pandemic since it hit the country. They have been regularly sharing information about people infected by COVID-19 in need of medical care, hospital beds or oxygen.
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In a recent tweet, Irfan Pathan saluted the doctors who are at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic. He said,
I salute the Doctors who are staying away from their homes to tend the affected #ThankyouCoronaWarriors
I salute the Doctors who are staying away from their homes to tend the affected #ThankyouCoronaWarriors Support Now – https://t.co/Oh2nyGlhUz @rashtrapatibhvn, @PMOIndia, @ADevvrat ,@UnstoppableYUVA pic.twitter.com/5GkyZb1M3l
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 24, 2021
Last year, the duo donated 4,000 face masks and said that they will try and keep helping the needy in the wake of the pandemic.
Doing our bit for the society. Whatever u guys can do please go ahead and help each other as far as sanitation is concerned. But don’t gather crowd!@iamyusufpathan #corona it’s a small start hopefully we will be keep helping more. Everyone of us.
Doing our bit for the society. Whatever u guys can do please go ahead and help each other as far as sanitation is concerned.But don’t gather crowd! @iamyusufpathan #corona it’s a small start hopefully we will be keep helping more. Everyone of us… pic.twitter.com/7oG7Sx4wfF
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 23, 2020
Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan also distributed sanitisers and food in an underprivileged neighbourhood in Vadodara during the COVID-19 induced lockdown last year.
Their initiatives have been lauded by people on Twitter. A user wrote, “Pathan Brother always helps people.” Impressed with their initiatives, another person commented, “Proud of bhaijaan.”
???????? Pathan Brother always helps people
— Ravi Desai ???????? Champion CSK???? (@its_DRP) May 5, 2021
Proud of you bhaijaan
— Imran *️⃣ (@ThinqRight) May 5, 2021
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NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene.
May 7, 2021 at 10:09 pm
Good work…keep it up