Amidst nationwide lockdown, Sourav Ganguly donates free rice to the needy
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: March 25, 2020 7:18:49 pm


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Amidst the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak, BCCI President and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly will present free rice price Rs 50 lakh to the underprivileged.

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) launched an announcement on this regard and thanked the native lad for his humanitarian gesture. “It is heartening to word that Sourav Ganguly together with Lal Baba Rice has come ahead to present free rice price Rs 50 lacs to the needy individuals who have been put in authorities faculties for
security and safety.”

The board additionally hoped that this initiative by the former India cricketer encourages others to contribute. “Hope this initiative of Ganguly would encourage other citizens of the state to take up similar initiatives to serve the people of our state,” it added.

Ganguly on Wednesday had supplied the indoor facility and the gamers dormitory of the Eden Gardens to the West Bengal authorities to be used as a brief medical centre in opposition to the novel coronavirus.

“If the government asks us, we will certainly hand over the facility. Anything that is need of the hour, we will do it. There is absolutely no problem,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by PTI.

CAB and its president Avishek Dalmiya on the identical day additionally donated Rs 25 lakh and Rs 5 lakh respectively in the direction of the state authorities’s aid fund.

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