Young golfer Arjun Bhati raises Rs 3.30 lakh more for COVID-19 relief fund – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Young Indian golfer Arjun Bhati on Tuesday announced that he has donated Rs 3,30,000 to PM-CARES fund by selling off his torn shoes with which he won the Junior Golf World Championship in 2018.

The Indian golfer had earlier donated Rs 4.30 Lakh after giving away his 102 trophies to help the country in its fight against the coronavirus.

“The severed shoes, with which I won the trophy in the US at Jr GOLF WORLD CH.SHIP-2018- were taken by Uncle Vanish Pradhan ji for Rs 3,30,000-, and I donated the money to PMCARES- Whether we live or not, my country should stay, everyone has to be saved from Corona @narendramodi Jai Hind,” Arjun tweeted in Hindi.

After the establishment of the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund by PM Narendra Modi, several sportspersons have come forward to contribute and help the country combat COVID-19.

Among them is Indian cricketer Suresh Raina who had pledged Rs 31 lakhs to PM-CARES Fund. Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, chief national badminton coach Pullella Gopichand, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and wrestler Bajrang Punia were among others who have also contributed their bit for the cause.


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