Sourav Ganguly helps feed 20,000 people at ISKCON Kolkata Centre
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly helped the ISKCON Kolkata Centre feed a total number of 20,000 people in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Previously, the Centre was feeding 10,000 people affected by the deadly COVID-19, every day. The former Indian captain, who wore a mask and gloves during the visit, pledged his support. Ganguly had earlier donated 20,000 KG rice at the Belur Math.
Ganguly's donation doubled to capacity of ISKCON to feed
"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," Radharaman Das, vice-president of ISKCON said.
Ganguly visited the ISKCON centre to pledge donation
Radharaman thanked Ganguly for his humanitarian aid
Radharaman reiterated that he has been a great fan of Ganguly for long. He also hailed Ganguly's decision to help the needy. "I am a great fan of Dada and have watched many of his innings on the cricket ground," he said. He added, "But his innings of feeding 10,000 people everyday is the best one. ISKCON expresses its immense gratitude to Ganguly."
India had declared a 21-day lockdown in March
The entire world has faced the wrath of the deadly coronavirus. The global count of positive cases on Friday crossed the million-mark. Overall, the virus has claimed over 61,000 lives so far. A nationwide lockdown was imposed on a number of nations including India, last month. The death toll in India has climbed to 86 with 2,700 positive cases as of now.
PM Modi held a meeting with 40 sportspersons
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an interaction session with 40 elite sports personalities to discuss the current plight. Ganguly also showed his presence in the video conference. Following the meet, Ganguly urged the citizens to stay indoors for containing the spread of coronavirus. He also heaped praised on the government officials and police personnel for constantly working towards the cause.