The number of people infected by the coronavirus across the country has increased by leaps and bound. The lockdown is adding to the panic and anxiety. In this situation, stars from different sectors of the country stood beside the government in the fight against the virus. This time Dipa Karmakar also came forward. The gymnast from Agartala, Tripura donated Rs 30,000 to the Tripura Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Dipa said she has come forward to do so from social responsibility.
Dipa’s father Dulal Karmakar told ABP over phone from Agartala, “We are all locked up now. Everyone’s in tension. I look forward to when the situation will be normal again. Dipa is a house-arrested just like us. Her practice is completely off now. ‘
Dipa, who placed fourth in the vault event at the Rio Olympic Games 2016, had earlier said her goal was to win gold in Tokyo. But she lags far behind in qualifying for Tokyo owing to injuries. However, due to the coronavirus, Tokyo Games got postponed which has given her a new hope. She will have more time to prepare and qualify.