India women’s hockey team raises Rs 20 Lakh to help aid fight against Covid-19

India women’s hockey team took part in an 18-day fitness challenge and raised funds to help the poor during the Covid-19 pandemic.

File photo of Indian women's hockey team (@TheHockeyIndia Photo)

File photo of Indian women’s hockey team (@TheHockeyIndia Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India women’s team has raised Rs 20 Lakh through the 18-day fitness challenge
  • The funds raised will be used to help patients, migrant labourers and slum dwellers
  • Captain Rani Rampal thanked people for taking part in the fitness challenge

The Indian team raised the money thorough an 18-day fitness challenge, which concluded on May 3 and resulted in raising Rs 20, 01,130. The funds have been donated to Delhi-based NGO Uday Foundation.

The funds will be used to provide basic necessities for patients at various locations, migrant workers and slum dwellers.

“The response we have received was really overwhelming. People, especially Indian hockey lovers from across the globe took part in the challenge and contributed to the cause.

“On behalf of the Indian Women Team, I would like to thank everyone who took part in this initiative to help the poor,” India skipper Rani Rampal said.

The challenge involved the team members who came up with different fitness tasks that ranged from burpees, lunges, squats to spider-man pushups, pogo hops and more.

Each day a player gave a new challenge and tagged 10 people on their social media handles to take up the challenge and donate Rs 100 to the fundraiser.

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