National federations, state associations and several other sports bodies responded to IOA's call
New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has helped raise Rs 71 lakh through donations from its state affiliates and National Sports Federations (NSF) as contribution towards the country's fight against the Covid19 pandemic.
"IOA is deeply grateful to its NSFs and state associations and other federations and bodies for extending their support and humble contributions towards the cause of our nation's fight against the Covid19 pandemic," the IOA said in a statement issued by its Secretary General Rajeev Mehta.
"In these challenging times, the coming together of the Olympic family to support the nation''s need once again reinforces our belief that we shall always come out stronger to serve sports and make the nation proud."
The IOA will transfer the donations to Prime Minister Cares Fund, the statement added.