COVID-19 : Badminton fraternity contributes to fight against the pandemic
The Central Government set up a public charitable trust under the name The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES) in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The fund has been set up for providing relief to those affected with coronavirus.
Several personalities have contributed to their respective state and central government funds to help the country in battling the pandemic. Here is a description of how the badminton fraternity has contributed to the fund.
Starting with the apex body of badminton in India, the Badminton Association of India contributed 10 Lakh to the PM-CARES Fund.
The Chief National Coach, Pullela Gopichand donated a total of 26 Lakhs with 11 Lakhs to the PM-CARES Fund, 10 Lakh to Telangana Government, and 5 lakhs to Andhra Government. He said that the fight against the pandemic will leave the economy damaged which makes it important for everyone to come forward and help.
The star shuttler, PV Sindhu donated an amount of 10 Lakh with 5 Lakh each to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State Relief fund. “I hereby donate an amount of Rs 5,00,000/- each (Rs five lakhs) towards the “Chief Ministers Relief Fund” or the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to fight against COVID-19.” Sindhu tweeted
While Saina Nehwal’s family donated an amount of 1 lakh to the PM-CARES fund, ace shuttler, Parupalli Kashyap made a donation of 3 lakh to the Telangana Relief fund.
The World Championship bronze medallist, Sai Praneeth contributed 4 Lakh to fight the coronavirus pandemic. “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 tweeted
The para-badminton player, Pramod Bhagat contributed 2 Lakh to the PM-CARES fund. Also, the former World no. 1, Srikanth Kidambi contributed to the fund but did not disclose the amount. He urged to stay strong and stay home through his twitter account.
The COVID-19 has affected the population globally with almost 20,000 cases in India and 640 deaths. With this contribution from the badminton fraternity and several other people, the government is working hard to fight the pandemic.
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