Hockey India Donates Rs 31 Lakhs To Chief Minister’s Relief Fund

Hockey India (HI) has become the latest party to make a donation towards Cyclone Fani, by contributing Rs 31 lakh to Odisha Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for recovery of the state. The cheque was jointly presented by HI president Md Mushtaque Ahmad and Indian Olympic Association chief Narinder Batra on Wednesday.

With this, HI has fulfilled its promise of donating all the proceeds received from the sale of match tickets of FIH Men’s Hockey Series Finals held in Bhubaneswar from June 6 to 15. HI had earlier promised to donate the entire profit, upon witnessing the damage caused to Odisha due to the cyclone.

“Cyclone Fani had caused extensive damage and loss to Odisha earlier this year. However, the FIH Men’s Series Finals was successfully conducted in June 2019 in Bhubaneswar with the love and support of the state government and the people of Odisha,” HI said in a statement.

The rage of severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ made the biggest news in Odisha, affecting about 1.5 crore people across the state, causing unprecedented damage and destruction. However, relief and recovery work began instantly and it’s safe to say that life is slowly and steadily returning to normalcy in the coastal state.