Cause Itís IPL
- Missing AN-32: All leads have turned out to be bad, says Manohar Parrikar
- 7th Pay Commission: Govt issues notification, relief to lakhs of central govt employees
- Kashmir unrest: Barring Anantnag, curfew lifted from all parts; schools remain shut
- At least 19 killed in knife attack at facility for handicapped in Japan
- Delhi: Auto rickshaw, taxi strike hits commuters hard in the city
All work and no play might make Jack a dull boy, but all play and no cause will make the Indian Premier League teams seem even duller. This season, the teams are back with new and improved social causes in their kitty.
So recently, when Delhi was in the news for crimes against women, Delhi Daredevils came up with a "Make Delhi Safe for Women" campaign, in association with the Delhi-based NGO, CEQUIN. The television commercial shows a group of boys playing gully cricket, as a girl passes by. The batsman whistles at her and makes a lewd comment, embarrassing the girl. Delhi Daredevil skipper, Virendra Sehwag, steps in and asks the batsman to remove the Delhi Daredevil jersey that he's wearing ó the point being that only he who respects a woman is a true Daredevil.
Earlier this year, Rajasthan Royals organised a marathon for their fans to support the worldwide movement for health and fitness; and the Mumbai Indians players, including Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh, along with owner Nita Ambani, have been working towards the cause of providing education to underprivileged and disadvantaged children.
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- The recent violence against Dalits in Gujarat is a fallout of the Sangh Parivar’s diktats on food