Cricketers Yusuf Pathan And Irfan Pathan’s Cricket Academy Provides Free Meals To COVID-Hit People In South Delhi

Cricketers Yusuf Pathan And Irfan Pathan’s Cricket Academy Provides Free Meals To COVID-Hit People In South Delhi

Amid the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases, Cricketers Yusuf Pathan And Irfan Pathan are providing free meals to the patients fighting the disease and recovering at home in the South Delhi area
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Cricketers Yusuf Pathan And Irfan Pathan's Cricket Academy Provides Free Meals To COVID-Hit People In South DelhiWith an aim to help COVID-19 patients recovering at home get food, Cricketers Yusuf Pathan And Irfan Pathan's cricket academy is providing free meals at their doorstep
Highlights
  • Cricketer Irfan Pathan, brother Yusuf are doing their bit to fight COVID-19
  • We will try and keep helping the needy in the pandemic: Irfan Pathan
  • Irfan Pathan urged COVID patients to reach out when needed

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.”

 

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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 (WaterSanitation 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 pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

World

17,66,30,634Cases
5,80,25,717Active
11,47,82,895Recovered
38,22,022Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,66,30,634 and 38,22,022 have died; 5,80,25,717 are active cases and 11,47,82,895 have recovered as on June 16, 2021 at 3:30 am.

India

2,96,33,105 62,224Cases
8,65,43247,946Active
2,83,88,100 1,07,628Recovered
3,79,573 2,542Deaths
In India, there are 2,96,33,105 confirmed cases including 3,79,573 deaths. The number of active cases is 8,65,432 and 2,83,88,100 have recovered as on June 16, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

59,24,773 7,652

1,41,440 8,982

56,69,179 15,176

1,14,154 1,458

Karnataka

27,77,010 5,041

1,62,303 9,859

25,81,559 14,785

33,148 115

Kerala

27,48,204 12,246

1,12,792 1,456

26,23,904 13,536

11,508 166

Tamil Nadu

23,78,298 11,805

1,25,215 11,669

22,23,015 23,207

30,068 267

Andhra Pradesh

18,20,134 5,741

75,134 4,879

17,32,948 10,567

12,052 53

Uttar Pradesh

17,03,207 270

7,221 890

16,74,072 1,104

21,914 56

West Bengal

14,68,044 3,268

20,046 1,125

14,30,949 2,068

17,049 75

Delhi

14,31,498 228

3,078 148

14,03,569 364

24,851 12

Chhattisgarh

9,88,172 609

11,717 943

9,63,113 1,544

13,342 8

Rajasthan

9,50,133 172

5,619 848

9,35,658 1,006

8,856 14

Odisha

8,59,526 3,405

44,358 3,436

8,11,780 6,799

3,388 42

Gujarat

8,21,078 352

8,884 658

8,02,187 1,006

10,007 4

Madhya Pradesh

7,88,649 224

3,610 331

7,76,424 528

8,615 27

Haryana

7,66,357 228

3,703 374

7,53,584 564

9,070 38

Bihar

7,17,949 410

4,360 412

7,04,075 813

9,514 9

Telangana

6,06,436 1,556

19,933 528

5,82,993 2,070

3,510 14

Punjab

5,89,153 628

10,802 1,111

5,62,701 1,691

15,650 48

Assam

4,66,590 3,415

41,184 475

4,21,378 2,906

4,028 34

Jharkhand

3,43,793 184

2,646 416

3,36,058 596

5,089 4

Uttarakhand

3,37,449 274

3,642 266

3,26,822 515

6,985 25

Jammu And Kashmir

3,08,726 715

12,407 1,125

2,92,114 1,830

4,205 10

Himachal Pradesh

1,99,197 321

4,050 382

1,91,737 691

3,410 12

Goa

1,63,048 327

4,175 231

1,55,926 548

2,947 10

Puducherry

1,13,192 355

4,668 279

1,06,828 629

1,696 5

Chandigarh

61,200 40

486 21

59,917 58

797 3

Manipur

61,096 785

8,744 301

51,354 476

998 8

Tripura

60,385 536

4,886 65

54,870 596

629 5

Meghalaya

42,759 450

4,430 99

37,579 542

750 7

Arunachal Pradesh

31,938 290

2,849 40

28,934 326

155 4

Nagaland

23,854 101

2,972 229

20,423 327

459 3

Ladakh

19,649 38

552 20

18,898 57

199 1

Sikkim

18,659 209

3,239 67

15,136 273

284 3

Mizoram

15,899 268

3,637 45

12,191 312

71 1

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,473 9

61 2

10,408 7

4

Lakshadweep

9,297 61

484 36

8,768 96

45 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,280 11

105 4

7,049 15

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