On April 1, Hockey India had announced the contribution of Rs 25.00 lakhs towards the cause. Today they announced an additional Rs 75.00 lakh.
Hockey India Executive Board took a unanimous decision to grow the contribution to a total of Rs 1.00 crore/Rs. 100.00 Lac equivalent to over USD 130,000 towards the PM Cares Fund.
“In the wake of this crisis, it is the need-of-the-hour to step up and come together to stand with the Government of India who are doing everything they can to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the years, we have received tremendous support from the people of this country who have kept us motivated through various challenges. This is the time to give back to the people of India in whatever we can,” stated Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, President, Hockey India.
Rajinder Singh, Secretary General, Hockey India reflected the President’s thoughts and said, “Hockey India has always believed in helping those in need and I am proud the Executive Board took this unanimous decision to contribute a total of Rs 1.00 Crore towards the PM Cares Fund. With millions of Indian lives affected because of this pandemic, it was important for us to step up keeping in mind the interest of the nation.”
Hockey India CEO Elena Norman further added, “Hockey India has been built by the nation and hence must do as much as we can for the nation during these testing times. We hope our contribution of Rs 1.00 crore to the PM Cares Fund will help provide vital facilities to those in need. With this, we support all heroic efforts being made to fight this pandemic.”
Ace golfer Anirban Lahiri donated a sum of Rs 7 lakhs PM-CARES Fund.
“In these grave times that we face today I urge my fans and brethren to join me in doing our bit to support those in most need. I have pledged Rs 7,00,000 to the PM Cares Fund and also support 100 families on the Zomato Feeding India initiative,” Lahiri tweeted.