Richa Ghosh donates Rs 1 lakh for Coronavirus aid

Kaushiik Paul
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Ready for everything that comes my way: Richa Ghosh

Eyes on the prize: Richa Ghosh. © Getty Images

In one of the noble gestures, India batter Richa Ghosh on Saturday (March 28), has donated Rs 1 lakh to the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund thus joining the bandwagon in the fight against the Coronavirus. Richa’s father Manabendra Ghosh went to the Siliguri district magistrate Sumanta Sahay’s residence to hand over the cheque.

“This thing was on my mind for a few days but we didn’t know the process. A couple of days back, my father got in touch with our Siliguri sub-divisional officer and yesterday he went to handover the cheque” Richa, who played two matches in the recently-concluded T20 World Cup, told Women’s CricZone. “It is our duty to support whatever way possible in these tough times.” It is to be noted that Richa is not a BCCI centrally contracted player.   

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Former cricketer Mithu Mukherjee, who played four Tests for India have also expressed her desire to donate Rs 25,000, according to reports. On Saturday, the BCCI has pledged to donate Rs 51 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund to strengthen the country’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Among the men’s Suresh Raina (Rs 52 lakh), formers Sachin Tendulkar (Rs 50 lakh), Sourav Ganguly (Rs 50 lakh) and MS Dhoni (Rs 1 lakh) have also contributed to the cause. Pathan brothers – Irfan and Yusuf – donated 4000 face masks to Baroda police and health department.

According to the Govt. of India’s COVID-19 website, the current statistics says 867 positive cases with 87 already cured. The number of casualties stands at 25.