Amid the 21-day lockdown in India due to the coronavirus pandemic, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Saturday came forward and helped the ISKCON’s Kolkata centre, enabling them to feed 20,000 people, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, every day.

The Kolkata ISKCON was feeding 10,000 people daily, before.

“From ISKCON Kolkata we were cooking food for 10,000 people daily. Our dear Sourav Da has come forward and extended all his support and has donated, which enables us to double our capacity to 20,000 people every day,” Radharaman Das spokesperson and vice-president of ISKCON, Kolkata centre said.

Earlier, paying a visit after 25 years, Ganguly donated 20,000 kilograms rice at the Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramkrishna Mission.

“As we all know that the corona-crisis has created unprecedented challenges before humanity. One of the very important battles in this hour of crisis is being fought by those who have lost their daily earnings.”

“Under his captaincy, the monks of ISKCON Kolkata are enthused to play this long Test match and fight together with the battle against hunger for many families here in Kolkata.

“I am a great fan of Dada and have watched many of his innings on the cricket ground. But his innings of feeding 10,000 people every day is the best one. ISKCON expresses its immense gratitude to Ganguly,” Das added.

ISKCON is distributing food to four lakh people daily across the country.

(With agency inputs)