ISCKON’s Kolkata centre said Ganguly had helped them to feed 10,000 people daily.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, through his foundation, on Saturday (April 4) announced the he will help the needy in West Bengal with food as India continues its battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Former India captain Ganguly took to his Twitter account to say that his making a “small contribution” to serve people during these difficult times.
“These r difficult times.A small contribution to the society from SGF to serve people..Thank you to state and central government and all social workers who are endlessly trying to help the people of our country..we will get thru this @MamataOfficial @narendramodi @bcci“, Ganguly wrote.
In a statement, Sourav Ganguly Foundation (SGF) said, “…in this battle Sourav Ganguly Foundation (commonly known as SGF) under leadership of Sourav Ganguly has decided to offer help in form of food.”.
“Our volunteers are visiting local orphanages and old age homes to understand requirement and arrange food for them accordingly. Special protective kit (Personal Protection Equipment, PPE) for doctors and nurses who are fighting the corona battle from forefront will be distributed from tomorrow (April 5) as they are working in very sensitive atmosphere.”
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Saturday extended a helping hand to ISKCON’s Kolkata centre, enabling them to feed 20,000 people every day.
The Kolkata ISKCON was feeding 10,000 people daily, before.
“From ISKCON Kolkata we were cooking food for 10,000 people daily. Our dear Sourav Da has come forward and extended all his support and has donated, which enables us to double our capacity to 20,000 people every day,” Radharaman Das spokesperson and vice-president of ISKCON, Kolkata centre said.
ISKCON is distributing food to four lakh people daily across the country.
Ganguly had earlier donated 2000 kilograms rice at the Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramkrishna Mission.
“Under his captaincy, the monks of ISKCON Kolkata are enthused to play this long Test match and fight together the battle against hunger for many families here in Kolkata.“I am a great fan of Dada and have watched many of his innings on the cricket ground. But his innings of feeding 10,000 people everyday is the best one. ISKCON expresses its immense gratitude to Ganguly,” Das added.