‘Lots of respect’ – Twitter hails BCCI for donating INR 51 Crore to aid in the battle against Coronavirus
India is currently under a 21-day lockdown as the outbreak of the novel coronavirus has taken nearly 25,000 lives across the globe
by Ameya Author
Published - Mar 29, 2020 11:32 am | Updated - Mar 29, 2020 11:32 am
The wrath of Coronavirus has severely affected the lives of lakhs of individuals across the globe. The pandemic has put a halt to all the human activities and several governments have been forced to implement a lockdown in their respective countries. The whole world is suffering from the pandemic and amid these trying times, many individuals are coming forward and extending their support in the battle against the life-threatening virus.
Amid this crisis, Ratan Tata’s Tata Trusts received the applauds after contributing an astounding amount of INR 500 crores to battle against the pandemic. Suresh Raina also donated INR 52 lakhs towards the Relief Fund which was set up to encounter the ongoing crisis. Amid all the donations, BCCI, on Saturday, also joined the list and donated a staggering amount of INR 51 crores to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund at a time when the whole country is enduring the spread of Covid-19.
India is currently under a 21-day lockdown as the outbreak of the novel coronavirus has taken nearly 25,000 lives across the globe. In India, the number of people who have been infected by the virus is close to being 1000. At the moment, 24 deaths have been registering across the country while 85 have recovered from the virus. In such trying times, BCCI has extended massive support to diminish the outbreak of the pandemic in the country and the whole world is expecting the virus to curb down as soon as possible.
The whole world is currently grappling against Coronavirus outbreak
“Mr Sourav Ganguly and Mr Jay Shah, along with the affiliated state associations on Saturday announced to donate INR 51 crores to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) to contribute towards strengthening the nation’s disaster management capacities and encourage research to combat COVID-19 and protect Indian citizens,” said a statement issued by the body.
This move of BCCI was lauded by many individuals on Twitter and appreciation poured in from everywhere for the cricket body. While some hailed BCCI for their noble act, some also appreciated Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah for their decision to donate such a hefty amount in the time of a crisis situation.
BCCI paid 51 crore to fight Covid – 19 👏
— Ananthu Unnikrishnan (@ASNMovieManiac) March 29, 2020
Ganguly hai toh sab possible haim
Just trust dada.
— Wasim #StayHome (@TheBongHead) March 28, 2020
Every year in March BCCI used to make Indians happy by giving IPL entertainment ;
This year making us happy by contributing 51 cr .
Well done BCCI 👍👌💐
— Subham (@subhsays) March 28, 2020
This is brilliant fifty By BCCI great contribution for the nation who suffering from corona virus
— Angel Narayan (@AngelNarayan20) March 28, 2020
Your donation have come at a better time. We were facing an uncertain future before your kindness saved the day. Thank you for your donation.#ThankYou @BCCI @SGanguly99 @JayShah #PMReliefFund #pmcares
— Akshay Tadvi🇮🇳 (@imAkshaytadvi) March 28, 2020
आपने ये सही काम किया.. अब कुछ प्लेयर्स से डोनेशन कराएं.. 🙏🙏
— खनक . . 💕💕💓 (@khanakdilki) March 28, 2020
Good job now I hope cricketers will also donate like dhoni Rohit kohli
— Rohit Sharma बीजेपी (@HitmanSharma12r) March 28, 2020
Well done Dada thank you
— Shrin G (@ShrrinG) March 28, 2020
Finally , one good thing from u
— SANDEEP (@SanjuRo45_) March 28, 2020
BCCI has given Rs 51 crore to the PM Relief Fund by the Board of the Indian Cricket Board. https://t.co/Y5oB6NoFpt
— Rajesh (@RajeshK14236564) March 29, 2020
Thank you dada @SGanguly99
— Mayank Dua (@MayankDua88) March 28, 2020
Take a bow 🙌🙌 please donate every Indian
— Raj Mrityunjay (@Rajromantic1) March 28, 2020
— Baazigar 🗨️ (@farziBaazigar) March 28, 2020
— Shaheed Bhagat Singh🇮🇳 (@bhagatsingharmy) March 29, 2020