New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday donated Rs 21 lakh to the Odisha Chief Minister’s Aid Fund to assist the state combat the lethal COVID-19 pandemic.
With the variety of instances on the rise in Odisha, HI Govt Board took a unanimous resolution to make the contribution as a way to assist the state authorities in its combat in opposition to the pandemic, which has to this point claimed practically 150 Indian lives other than inflicting greater than 80,000 deaths globally.
“…given the present disaster that we’re all going through, everybody at Hockey India hopes that this contribution of Rs 21 lakhs could make a distinction within the combat in opposition to COVID-19 pandemic,” HI president Mohammed Mushtaq Ahmad stated in a press release.
“The Authorities of Odisha is doing their greatest to combat the pandemic within the state, and we hope that by means of this contribution, Hockey India can even assist the individuals of Odisha, who’ve at all times been big assist for Indian hockey.”
HI secretary common Rajinder Singh agreed together with his president and stated it was a small gesture from the hockey household in the direction of Odisha, which has contributed immensely to the event of the game within the nation.
“Hockey India has at all times acquired big assist and motivation from the individuals of Odisha, and I’m proud that the Hockey India Govt Board took this unanimous resolution to contribute a complete quantity of Rs 21 lakh to the Odisha Chief Minister’s Aid Fund.
“We hope our contribution will assist the state present important services and care to these in want, and in addition present assist to the heroes who’re working tirelessly to combat this pandemic,” he stated.
HI had earlier contributed Rs 1 crore to the CARES Fund to combat the pandemic.