In the wake of the pandemic, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly joins hands with Lal Baba Rice to help West Bengal government fight the ongoing threat. Earlier Ganguly also offered Eden Gardens to the government to use it as quarantine centre during this crisis.
Free rice for poor by Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly will provide free rice worth 50 lacs along with Lal Baba Rice for the poor and needy people in West Bengal. The aim is to help the poor people put in the schools by the West Bengal government. A media release read, “It is heartening to note that Mr. 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.”
It also hoped that Ganguly’s initiative would encourage others in the state to help the government. “Hope this initiative of Mr. Ganguly would encourage other citizens of the state to take up similar initiatives to serve the people of our state.”
Eden offered by Ganguly
Earlier Ganguly said that he would be glad to offer the Eden Gardens indoor facility and the players dormitory to the West Bengal government and the government could use for the quarantine facilities in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak He told to PTI, “If government asks us, we will certainly hand over the facility. Anything that is need of the hour, we will do it. There is absolutely no problem.”
He also shared his concern regarding the global crisis and hoped that this would change for the better. He asked the Kolkata people to safe. “Never thought would see my city like this .. stay safe .. this will change soon for the better …love and affection to all….”
Now it looks like the former captain of the Indian cricket team and present BCCI president is taking a leading role among the famous names of the city to help the government combat the novel virus.
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