IMAGE: Arjun Bhati won the Junior Golf World Championship in 2018. Photograph: Arjun Bhati/Instagram
Young Indian golfer Arjun Bhati on Tuesday announced that he has donated Rs 3.3 lkah 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 4.3 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 Prime Minister Modi, several sportspersons have come forward to contribute and help the country combat COVID-19.
Among them is Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who donated Rs 50 lakh, while former cricketer Suresh Raina gave Rs 31 lakhs to PM-CARES Fund. Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, and wrestler Bajrang Punia have also contributed their bit for the cause.