COVID-19: Sourav Ganguly to Provide Free Rice to the Needy

BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly will present free rice value Rs 50 lakh to the needy individuals who have been put in authorities faculties for security and safety amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s heartening to notice that Sourav Ganguly together with Lal Baba Rice has come ahead to offer free rice value Rs 50 lacs to the needy individuals who have been put in authorities faculties for security and safety.

“Hope this initiative of Ganguly would encourage different residents of the state to take up related initiatives to serve the folks of our state,” an announcement mentioned.

On Wednesday, Cricket Affiliation of Bengal (CAB) and its president Avishek Dalmiya determined to donate a sum of Rs 25 lakh and Rs 5 lakh respectively in the direction of the West Bengal governments Emergency Aid Fund.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced a pan-India lockdown for 21 days on Tuesday evening to fight the lethal virus which has up to now taken 11 lives.

There have been greater than 500 confirmed instances of coronavirus up to now within the nation.

Hours earlier than PM Modi introduced a 21-day lockdown, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had prolonged until March 31 a beforehand introduced lockdown of upto March 27 in your entire state.

At current, West Bengal has 9 instances with one of many sufferers within the state succumbing to the illness. Ganguly has additionally urged folks to be wise and keep indoors.

In a 45-second video posted on his Twitter deal with, Ganguly mentioned: “To my fellow countrymen, to the residents all over the world, these are very testing occasions in our lives however we’ll struggle it. Hearken to what each state authorities says, take heed to what each well being division says. Hearken to the directives of the central authorities as they are saying staying at house is necessary. Be secure and be remoted.”

“Most significantly, be wise. Do not check out issues believing that nothing goes to occur to you. Be throughout the closed doorways. I do know it is powerful however that is the one answer. Good will occur, we’ll struggle with this and we’ll recover from this,” he added.

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