Amidst nationwide lockdown, Sourav Ganguly donates free rice to the needy

By: Sports Desk |

Updated: March 25, 2020 7:12:13 pm

Former India skipper and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly (File Photo)

Amidst the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak, former India skipper and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly will provide free rice worth Rs 50 lakh to the needy.

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) released a statement in this regard and thanked the local lad for his humanitarian gesture. “It is heartening to note that Sourav Ganguly along with Lal Baba Rice has come forward to provide free rice worth Rs 50 lacs to the needy people who have been put in government schools for
safety and security.”

The board also hoped that this initiative by the former India cricketer encourage others to contribute. “Hope this initiative of Ganguly would encourage other citizens of the state to take up similar initiatives to serve the people of our state,” it added.

Ganguly on Wednesday had offered the indoor facility and the players dormitory of the Eden Gardens to the West Bengal government to be used as a temporary medical centres against the novel coronavirus.

“If government asks us, we will certainly hand over the facility. Anything that is need of the hour, we will do it. There is absolutely no problem,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by PTI.

CAB and its president Avishek Dalmiya on the same day also donated Rs 25 lakh and Rs 5 lakh respectively towards the state government’s relief fund.

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