The Red and Golds will contribute to the state of West Bengal to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. They will be donating 30 lakhs to the Chief Minister’s relief fund and additionally be providing food for the groundsmen who work in Kolkata’s maiden grounds.
East Bengal is the second football club form West Bengal to donate for the fight against the novel coronavirus, Mohun Bagan being the first one to do so. The latter donated 20 lakhs for the cause.
𝐌𝐨𝐡𝐮𝐧 𝐁𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐂𝐥𝐮𝐛 has decided to stand by the call given by our 𝐇𝐨𝐧’𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐟 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐚 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐣𝐞𝐞 and donate 𝐑𝐬. 𝟐𝟎 𝐥𝐚𝐤𝐡𝐬 towards the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund to combat Covid-19 pandemic pic.twitter.com/Pn9Pjcb0Dg
— Mohun Bagan (@Mohun_Bagan) March 27, 2020
Talking to reporters, East Bengal senior official Debabrata Sarkar announced that next week the club would donate at least Rs 30 lakhs to the West Bengal Chief Minister’s fund to combat COVID-19.
East Bengal announced on 29 March that they will also take care of the ground staff of the Maidaan area who worked at the various clubs in the area, taking care of the playing fields and canteens. As the clubs have shut their doors due to the ongoing pandemic, their livelihoods have come under risk, reports The TGF.