The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus has affected the world severely. it has brought the world to a standstill with many countries being completely lockdown for safety and to contain the spread of the virus. Many major sporting events have either been postponed or canceled in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic affecting the globe. Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly has decided to help the underprivileged in such difficult times.
Asa gesture of Goodwill, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has decided to donate 50 Lakhs worth of rice to the needy people who are suffering because of the nation-wide lockdown and don’t have many resources for self-sustenance. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi had announced a national wide lockdown on Tuesday that will go on for 21 days as a precautionary measure to avoid human contact and contain the pandemic spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The Cricket Association of Bengal released a statement that said they will be providing rice to the people in need and others who have been kept in government schools for safety and security.
“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. I hope this initiative of Ganguly would encourage other citizens of the state to take up similar initiatives to serve the people of our state,” the statement read.
During the time of writing this article, the Indian government had has reported more than 550 positive cases of Corona Virus in the subcontinent. It has also lead to 110 deaths so far. Speaking on the global level, the Covid-19 virus has affected more than 4,50,000 people all across the globe killing more than 20,000 people who were infected by the deadly Covid-19 virus.