Sourav Ganguly helps ISKCON’s Kolkata centre amid lockdown

Sourav Ganguly helps ISKCON’s Kolkata centre amid lockdown

The centre will now be serving 20,000 people after Ganguly's involvement.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended his helping hand to ISKCON’S Kolkata centre. Previously, the centre was feeding 10,000 people daily. However, after Ganguly’s involvement, the place will be able to serve 20,000 people.

Dada, who’s also a former Indian cricketer, visited the ISKCON centre, wearing protective gears like mask and gloves. He also promised support to the people there. Radharaman Das spokesperson and vice-president of ISKCON, Kolkata centre, was over the moon after having Ganguly by their side.

“From ISKCON Kolkata we were cooking food for 10,000 people daily. Our dear Sourav Da has come forward and extended all his support and has donated, which enables us to double our capacity to 20,000 people every day,” Das was quoted as saying in India Today.

Earlier, Ganguly visited Kolkata’s Belur Math after 25 years and distributed 2,000 kgs rice. He also took a round of the Ramakrishna Mission with the monks there. He went there, decked up in a white shirt and wearing a black mask.

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“As we all know that the corona-crisis has created unprecedented challenges before humanity. One of the very important battles in this hour of crisis is being fought by those who have lost their daily earnings,” Das stated.

“Under his captaincy, the monks of ISKCON Kolkata are enthused to play this long Test match and fight together the battle against hunger for many families here in Kolkata,” Das stated. “I am a great fan of Dada and have watched many of his innings on the cricket ground. But his innings of feeding 10,000 people every day is the best one,” he added.

Earlier, Ganguly also took charge of a few under-privileged families during the lockdown period. The Prince of Calcutta has also offered the iconic Eden Gardens for quarantine activity. He pledged to stand by the Indian government, led by Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

On Friday, April 3, he also had a chance of interacting with the PM where the likes of Sachin Tendulkar were also present. The COVID-19 virus has affected more than a million worldwide and India have also fallen prey to quite some extent.