Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has shown their gratitude to the National Sporting Federation (NSF) and the state Olympic Association for contributing to the PM Cares Fund to help the country in the fight against Coronavirus Pandemic.
Mallakhamb Federation of India has donated Rs 1 lakh, Rs 5.25 lakh has been donated by Sepak Takraw Federation and Shyam Lal Academy, Hockey Jammu and Kashmir has contributed Rs 10000.
Former Indian shuttler, Pullela Gopichand come forward by donating Rs 10 lakh to the Telangana Chief Minister’s Fund and Rs 5 lakh to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Fund.
Meanwhile, Odisha Olympic Association has contributed Rs 1 lakh to the Odisha Chief Minister’s Fund.
Earlier on April 6, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) contributed Rs 10 lakh while the Volleyball Federation of India has donated Rs 5 lakh.
“Thank You for your support towards our national duty. We look up to All NSFs and State Olympic Associations to come forward in the hour of need,” the IOA said in a statement.
“President, Secretary-General and all at IOA express our Gratitude and Thanks IOA Members/Athletes/Others for their Voluntary Commitment to Contribute/Donate towards the Chief Ministers (CM) Relief Fund,” the statement further added.
In India, around 239 peoples have died and over 7,000 are affected by COVID-19 Pandemic, according to worldometer.