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Sourav Ganguly distributes 2000 kgs rice for the needy at Kolkata’s Belur Math

The BCCI president visited the place after 25 years.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Sourav Ganguly, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, has contributed 2000 kgs rice to the needy at Kolkata’s Belur Math. It is one of most renowned institutions of India and was founded by Swami Vivekananda. He was dressed up in a white shirt and was also wearing a black mask, taking a tour of the Ramakrishna Mission headquarters with the monks there.

The place is located on the west bank of the Hooghly River in West Bengal. Ganguly, also a former Indian cricket captain has been contributing heavily for the ones affected in the massive coronavirus pandemic and has continued to do. Dada, as he is popularly known, was over the moon after getting to visit the Belur Math after as long as 25 years.

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He uploaded a few pictures from his visit. The veteran captioned the pictures and wrote, “Visited belur math after 25 years .. handed over 2000kgs of rice for the needy,”

Here is Sourav Ganguly’s post

Ganguly supporting the needy

Ganguly has recently said that he is ready to co-operate with the Indian government in whatever way possible. He also offered to give the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata for quarantine activity. Recently, he came forward, distributing rice worth 50 lakhs to the underprivileged families. The BCCI has also donated a stunning amount of INR 51 crores for PM-Cares.

A number of cricketers like Mithali Raj, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli and many others have made significant donations. The COVID-19 pandemic has kept on wreaking havoc in India with the virus consuming the lives of nearly 50 and the number of cases going nearly above 1,700. Recently, the Nizamuddin gathering has given rise to a few cases. India is on a 21-day lockdown until April 14.

Narendra Modi, India’s Honourable Prime Minister, announced the same around a week ago. Countries like China and Italy have been deeply affected. Directives of staying at home and using hand sanitizers have constantly been iterated. The sporting world has also had to bear the virus’ brunt. The 2020 edition of the IPL and a number of other series has come to a halt due to the situation.

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