Teenage shooter Esha singh pledged to donate 30,000 to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. She is 15 years old and now country’s youngest sportsperson to make a monetary contribution.
“I pledge to contribute 30 thousand Rupees from my savings to P.M CARE FUND to Fight Covid 19 Desh hai to hum hai,” Esha wrote on her twitter handle.
I pledge to contribute 30 thousand Rupees from my savings to P.M CARE FUND to Fight Covid 19 Desh hai to hum hai @narendramodi @KirenRijiju @Media_SAI @kheloindia @Gun_for_Glory @TelanganaCMO @KTRTRS @VSrinivasGoud @jayesh_ranjan @RaninderSingh @gaGunNarang pic.twitter.com/eK5MY5goSh— Esha Singh (@singhesha10) March 29, 2020
Earlier in the day, 16-year-old Indian women’s team cricketer Richa Ghosh contributed Rs 1 lakh to the West Bengal Chief Minster Relief Fund.
Esha is a young talented shooter, she clinched a gold in the Asian Shooting Championships in the 10m air pistol event. She is Junior World cup silver medallist. Esha’s dream performance came in 2018 nationals where she won gold ahead of Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu. She won gold in each of the categories – senior, junior and youth.
The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 30000 lives so far while infecting more than 6.5 lakh people. In India, 25 deaths have already been reported apart from more than 1000 positive cases.