STATE TIMES NEWS NEW DELHI: An Indian Olympic Association delegation, led by Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, on Friday handed over a cheque of Rs 2 crore to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, an amount raised for the PM-CARES Fund to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The IOA delegation included Mehta, Sr. Vice-President Anil Khanna, Vice-President Sudhanshu Mittal, Joint Secretary Onkar Singh, Associate Vice-President Ajay Singh. The money has been raised by the IOA, the national federations and athletes. “A delegation from the Indian Olympic Association met Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju and handed over Rs 2 crore for the PM Cares Fund. The money has been raised by several federations and also individual athletes,” said a press release from the Sports Ministry. Thanking IOA for the contribution, sports minister Rijiju said, “I am very happy that in these difficult times the sporting fraternity has come together and come forward to collect this money for the need of the country. “Most sports federations in India have limited resources, but to make a contribution despite that, is commendable. The contribution will be useful in India’s fight against Corona,” he said.
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