HI ups contribution for COVID-19 relief to Rs 10m

NEW DELHI: In a big step towards helping India's fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic, Hockey India Saturday announced an additional Rs 7.5 million towards the PM Cares Fund. 

On April 1, Hockey India had announced the contribution of Rs 2.5 million towards the cause. 

The Hockey India executive board took a unanimous decision to grow the contribution to a total of Rs 10 million, equivalent to over $130,000 towards the PM Cares Fund. 

"In the wake of this crisis, it is the need-of-the-hour to step up and come together to stand with the government of India who are doing everything they can to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the years, we have received tremendous support from the people of this country who have kept us motivated through various challenges. This is the time to give back to the people of India in whatever we can," stated Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, president, Hockey India. 

Rajinder Singh, secretary general, Hockey India, added: "Hockey India has always believed in helping those in need and I am proud the executive board took this unanimous decision to contribute a total of Rs 1.00 Crore (Rs 10 million) towards the PM Cares Fund. With millions of Indian lives affected because of this pandemic, it was important for us to step up keeping in mind the interest of the nation." 

Hockey India CEO Elena Norman further added: “Hockey India has been built by the nation and hence must do as much as we can for the nation during these testing times. We hope our contribution of Rs 1.00 crore to the PM Cares Fund will help provide vital facilities to those in need. With this, we support all heroic efforts being made to fight this pandemic.”