Celebrities often do charity work for the community. It may be in the form of donations, branding, and advertising, attending charity events, and many other forms. The intent is always noble and pure and natural. The players wish to give back to society in the best way possible.
These charities are also done by organizations and franchises. The best example of this is the Mumbai Indians. Each season, they have a tie-up with multiple orphanages and blind schools. MI owner, Nita Ambani makes various donations and organizes multiple events for the children.
However, some argue that this has become more of a show event and PR exercise than a real effort. Some players do go out of their way as an individual to help the underprivileged. It just goes to show how noble efforts can be made without a lot of show events.
Dhawan donates to Hindu refugees in Delhi
Shikhar Dhawan extended his helping hand to the community when he visited the Hindu refugee colony near Majlis Park Metro Station in Delhi on Saturday.
The 34-year-old batsman distributed cricket kits, toilet sundries, and bedding essentials to the residents of the area, who are taken care of by the Delhi Riding Club Foundation.
As the country faces an ongoing pandemic, Dhawan’s gesture helped in uplifting the morale of the people who are struggling to make ends meet because of the lockdown. He also interacted with the children there and gifted cricket kits to them.
“My friend has been working with the refugee camp, he has put trees and toilets there, and they have distributed a lot of food there during the lockdown. So, I was also thinking as to how I can contribute to the community, we have delivered cricket kits there, I am grateful to God that I am in such a place where I can help the community,” Dhawan states.
“They (residents) were quite shocked at first. Everyone was very happy that I came and I could feel their happiness. They asked me about my mustache and asked me to do the thigh fives. They told me they enjoy watching my game and the (on-field) celebrations.”