Coronavirus Outbreak: Paralympic Committee of India to donate one day's salary to help battle against COVID-19
A statement issued by the Paralympic Committee of India said that PCI chief patron Avinash Rai Khanna has also donated one-month of his pension
In a fine gesture, the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Thursday decided to donate one-day salary of its office staff to help the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
"In such a critical (time), we stand in solidarity with the appeal of Hon'ble PM Shri Narendra Modi. All members of the PCI office and working staff have decided to contribute 1-day of their salary to PM's relief fund," the PCI said in a statement.
It said that PCI chief patron Avinash Rai Khanna has also donated one-month of his pension.
"Let our unity in diversity for this fight against COVID-19 be a trendsetter to others," it added.
The Tokyo Paralympic Games, which was to be held from 25 August to 6 September, one month after the Tokyo Olympics, was on Tuesday postponed to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected nearly five lakh people globally with more than 22,000 death.
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