BCCI contributed Rs 51 crore to fight Covid-19 to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund to help fight the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
“Mr Sourav Ganguly, President, Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary and Office Bearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with the affiliated state associations on Saturday announced to donate INR 51 crores to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) to contribute towards strengthening the nation’s disaster management capacities and encourage research to combat COVID-19 and protect Indian citizens,” the board said in a press release. BCCI Contributed Rs 51 Crore To Fight Covid-19.
“The outbreak of the Coronavirus is first and foremost a public health emergency and the BCCI has a firm resolve that the nation gets all possible help to cope with the testing times,” the release added.
“The BCCI will contribute to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s initiative which is a dedicated national fund (PM-CARES Fund) with the primary objective of dealing with emergency or distress situations,” it added further.
“The Board along with its state associations will continue to monitor and work closely with the Government of India, state governments and other state regulatory bodies and are committed to providing support to the state machinery in the face of adversity,” it concluded. BCCI Contributed Rs 51 Crore To Fight Covid-19.
Persons Who Donated To Fight Covid-19
✓ Indian cricketer Suresh Raina pledged to donate Rs 31 lakh to PM-CARES Fund and Rs 21 lakh to UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund to aid the battle against COVID-19.
✓ Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs 25 lakh each to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra’s Relief Fund to aid the battle against COVID-19.
✓ Indian sprinter Hima Das, who on Thursday said that she will donate a month’s salary to the Assam government coronavirus relief fund.
✓ PV Sindhu donates Rs 5 lakh each to Telangana and Andhra to fight Covid-19 pandemic.
✓ Dhoni donates Rs 1 lakh to fight Covid-19.
✓ Sourav Ganguly to donate Rs 50 lakh worth rice to underprivileged amid Covid-19 lockdown.
✓ Tata Sons and Tata Trusts jointly announced Rs 1,500 crore. While Tata Trusts committed Rs 500 crore, Tata Sons announced another Rs 1,000 crore support.
✓ Akshay Kumar joins Covid-19 fight with a Rs 25 crore donation to PM’s relief fund.
✓ Supreme Court Judge Justice N V Ramana donated Rs 1 lakh each to the Prime Minister Relief Fund and chief ministers relief funds of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
✓ CRPF personnel to contribute a day’s salary PM’s Relief Fund nearly about Rs 34 Crore.