Hockey India is the latest sporting body to join the battle against the deadly coronavirus by vowing to contribute Rs 25 lakh towards the Prime Minister Cares Fund.Also Read - Weekly RT-PCR Mandatory For Unvaccinated Employees In Kerala. Details Here

“In these difficult times, it is the absolute need of the hour to come together as a nation to help fight the crisis and fulfil our duties as responsible citizens,” HI president Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad said in a statement on Wednesday. Also Read - Amit Sadh Tests Positive For Covid-19; Is This a New Variant?

“It was a unanimous decision taken by the Hockey India Executive Board to contribute Rs 25 lakh towards the PM Cares Fund. Hockey has always received tremendous love and support from the people of this country and we want to do whatever little we can to help our countrymen and women emerge out of this pandemic as victors.” Also Read - Gujarat Extends Night Curfew in Eight Cities Till December 10 Amid Omicron Threat | Complete List Here

HI Secretary General Rajinder Singh said his organisation has always strives to help in any such noble cause and urged everyone to stay home with India currently under a 21-day lockdown period.

“Hockey India has always stepped up for any noble cause and in these difficult times when the world is grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic which has impacted millions of lives world over, we wanted to extend our support in fighting this crisis. The Government of India is doing everything they can and we urge all Indian citizens to act responsibly and stay home, stay safe during this lockdown. We can fight this global crisis together,” Rajinder said.

Meanwhile, the number of people infected by the coronavirus in India has zoomed past 15,00 and the death toll has also crossed 50.