New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday donated Rs 21 lakh to the Odisha Chief Minister’s Reduction Fund to assist the state combat the lethal COVID-19 pandemic.
With the variety of instances on the rise in Odisha, HI Government Board took a unanimous determination to make the contribution with the intention to help the state authorities in its combat towards the pandemic, which has to date claimed almost 150 Indian lives aside from inflicting greater than 80,00zero deaths globally.
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“…given the current crisis that we are all facing, everyone at Hockey India hopes that this contribution of Rs 21 lakhs can make a difference in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic,” HI president Mohammed Mushtaq Ahmad mentioned in an announcement.
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“The Government of Odisha is doing their best to fight the pandemic in the state, and we hope that through this contribution, Hockey India can also help the people of Odisha, who have always been huge support for Indian hockey.”
HI secretary basic Rajinder Singh agreed along with his president and mentioned it was a small gesture from the hockey household in direction of Odisha, which has contributed immensely to the event of the game within the nation.
“Hockey India has at all times obtained big help and motivation from the individuals of Odisha, and I’m proud that the Hockey India Government Board took this unanimous determination to contribute a complete quantity of Rs 21 lakh to the Odisha Chief Minister’s Reduction Fund.
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“We hope our contribution will assist the state present very important amenities and care to these in want, and in addition present help to the heroes who’re working tirelessly to combat this pandemic,” he mentioned.
HI had earlier contributed Rs 1 crore to the PM-CARES Fund to combat the pandemic.
Earlier, Small Industries Improvement Financial institution of India (SIDBI) joined palms with Govt. Of Odisha to supply it’s coaching heart at Bhubaneswar as a Quarantine Heart for combat towards COVID19. Tweets, “At this moment of emergency, we are committed to serve the nation.”
(With Inputs From IANS)