BCCI President donates rice worth Rs. 50 lakhs amid the 21-day lockdown

Sourav Ganguly

As India continues to battle the coronavirus, finding ways to combat it, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has pledged to donate rice worth Rs. 50 lakhs to the underprivileged amid the 21-day lockdown announced by the Government due to the Coronavirus. 

Sourav Ganguly

In this hour of crisis, Ganguly has joined hands with Lal Baba Rice to provide the needy who have been kept in the government schools for safety and security during this Coronavirus outbreak. 

The Cricket Association of Bengal released a statement that said, “#Sourav to provide Free Rice to the Needy It is heartening to note that Sourav Ganguly along with Lal Baba Rice has come forward to provide free rice worth Rs 50 lacs to the needy people who have been put in government schools for safety and security. Hope this initiative of Ganguly would encourage other citizens of the state to take up similar initiatives to serve the people of our state. #CAB,”

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has donated a sum amount of Rs. 25 lakh to the state government’s Emergency funds to fight the coronavirus while the CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, the son of Jagmohan Dalmiya has also donated Rs. 5 lakhs for the needy people by transferring it to the Government fund. 

Considering the total population of the country, Sourav Ganguly hailed the decision taken by the government to combat the novel virus. The CAB secretary Snehasis Ganguly also hailed the unprecedented step taken by the Indian government to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus. 

Till now a total of 657 cases have been detected in India and a total of 10  reported deaths so far. Coronavirus has taken a toll on the world with more than 4,50,000 confirmed cases and over 21,000 deaths so far.