NEW DELHI: In the wake of the crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic, All India Football Federation has pledged to contribute Rs 2.5 million to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM CARES Fund.
AIFF president Praful Patel said: “The love, care and support from countrymen has provided us motivation all throughout. Hence, now is the time to pay back our country in whatever manner we can. We need to stand together and help each other hoping to overcome the crisis.”
The AIFF had earlier directed all employees to work from home from March 14 itself, and all footballing activities under AIFF aegis have also been suspended till further notice.
Meanwhile, several members of the Indian football team have also been contributing to the social cause in their own personal capacities.