The COVID-19 pandemic has kept on wreaking havoc in India with the virus consuming the lives of nearly 100 and the number of cases going nearly above 3500. 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 USA, Italy, Spina and China 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 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and a number of other series has come to a halt due to the coronavirus outbreak.
During this tough time, several Indian cricketers have come forward to help the needy and the latest to join the list are Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan. The Pathan brothers have decided to distribute 10000 kg rice and 700 kg potato in Baroda among the poor people. This is a great step from the duo as a lot of people are suffering due to hunger amid the nationwide lockdown.
The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had also donated rice worth Rs 50 lakh to the poor people and on Saturday, extended his helping hand to ISKCON’S Kolkata centre. Earlier, ISKCON centre was able to 10,000 people daily but due to Ganguly’s help, they are now feeding 20,000 people on a daily basis.
Sourav Ganguly has extended a helping hand to ISKCON's Kolkata centre pic.twitter.com/jILXZNzCrN
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“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 spokesperson and vice-president of ISKCON, Kolkata centre said.