New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday (April 1) pledged to contribute Rs 25 lakh to ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund) to help in India’s fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“The decision was taken by the Hockey India Executive Board after the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced a special emergency fund for the nation to fight the Covid-19 crisis,” HI said.

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"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. It was a unanimous decision taken by the Hockey India Executive Board to contribute Rs 25.00 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," stated Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad, president, HI. 

"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," stated Rajinder Singh, secretary general, HI.