Coronavirus Outbreak: WFI donates Rs 11 lakh in fight against pandemic, cricketer Poonam Yadav Rs 2 lakh, SAI Rs 76 lakh
India currently has over 1300 Coronavirus cases with 32 deaths. A 21-day lockdown has been placed until 14 April.
New Delhi: Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, on behalf of the sports body, on Monday pledged to donate Rs 11 lakh to the PM Cares Fund for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic while cricketer Poonam Yadav contributed Rs 2 lakh.
Employees of Sports Authority of India also donated their three days' salary to the PM Cares Fund, amounting to Rs 76 lakh.
Yadav, who played a crucial role in India's campaign in the Women's T20 World Cup 2020 in which India finished runners up, pledged to donate Rs 2 lakh for the cause.
"I have given my support to the PM-Cares fund and the UP CM relief fund. This is the only thing we can do in this time of crisis. I hope everyone contributes and we beat the pandemic soon. Stay safe everyone," Yadav tweeted.
I have given my support to the PM-Cares fund and the UP CM relief fund.
This is the only thing we can do in this time of crisis. I hope everyone contributes and we beat the pandemic soon.
— Poonam Yadav (@poonam_yadav24) March 30, 2020
Let’s raise funds and contribute towards India’s safety. We are proud to play our part and participate in India’s fight against COVID-19. #IndiaFightsCorona@KirenRijiju @DGSAI @RijijuOffice @PIB_India @PMOIndia @IndiaSports @AkashvaniAIR @YASMinistry @ddsportschannel pic.twitter.com/jfqe0vqD9E
— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) March 30, 2020
On behalf of the Uttar Pradesh Wrestling Association, Brij Bhushan has announced they will contribute Rs 5 lakh towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
The president of the wrestling body in Varanasi, Sanjay Kumar has announced a monetary aid of Rs 50,000 to the state CM's relief fund.
Brij Bhushan has praised star wrestler Bajrang Punia for his contribution and urged everyone to come forward and donate in this hour of crisis.
The pandemic has led to over 34000 deaths.
The count of active cases now comprises 0.12 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.66 per cent, the health ministry said
The fresh infections pushed Delhi's Covid case tally to 19,22,089 while the death toll rose to 26,232
Since two years of the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, people still live in fear to engage in outdoor activities or be part of a picnic or even attend a huge social gathering.