Coronavirus Outbreak: World Badminton Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth donates Rs 4 lakhs for fight against COVID-19

Praneeth, who is assured of a place in the postponed Tokyo Games, donated Rs 3 lakh to PM Relief Fund and 1 lakh for Telangana CM Relief Fund

Press Trust of India April 08, 2020 18:16:51 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: World Badminton Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth donates Rs 4 lakhs for fight against COVID-19

New Delhi: World Badminton Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth on Wednesday donated Rs 4 lakh to help in the fight against the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed over 80,000 globally.

Praneeth, who is assured of a place in the postponed Tokyo Games, donated Rs 3 lakh to PM Relief Fund and 1 lakh for Telangana CM Relief Fund.

"I contributed 3 lakhs for PM relief fund and 1 lakh for Telangana state CM relief fund as my part in this fight against COVID-19 . Hope my contributions help the nation in this tough situation. @PMOIndia @narendramodi @TelanganaCMO @KTRTRS," Praneeth wrote on his twitter handle.

Praneeth thus joined his fellow shuttlers, including Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu, London Games quarterfinalist Parupalli Kashyap and chief national coach Pullela Gopichand among others to contribute to the cause.

The coronavirus infection, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has killed nearly 150 people and infected over 5100 in India.

Click here to follow LIVE updates on coronavirus outbreak

Updated Date:

also read

In Mexico, hunger and unemployment force many former sex workers back into trade amid COVID-19 pandemic
long reads

In Mexico, hunger and unemployment force many former sex workers back into trade amid COVID-19 pandemic

Conditions that have always been tough for the women who ply the trade in Mexico City — violence by clients and gangs who prey on prostitutes and shakedowns by corrupt police — got even worse during the pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: After year ravaged by COVID-19, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty working on Plan B
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: After year ravaged by COVID-19, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty working on Plan B

From Satwik contracting COVID-19 to Chirag Shetty losing his grandfather to the virus, the past year has been a testing time for India's top men's doubles pairing. With a new coach in Mathias Boe guiding them, the pair are looking to make an impact at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

After historic 13-month hiatus due to COVID-19, New York Philharmonic delivers first concert in front of masked audiences
Arts & Culture

After historic 13-month hiatus due to COVID-19, New York Philharmonic delivers first concert in front of masked audiences

There were electronic tickets with timed entry, and temperatures were taken upon entry. Each person had to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of having completed vaccination at least 14 days earlier.