New Delhi: Hockey India’s President MD Mushtaque Ahmad along with Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Dhruv Batra jointly presented a cheque worth Rs 31 lakh to the Odisha CM Relief Fund on Wednesday.
Cyclone Fani, which hit the state on May 3, had caused extensive damage in Odisha. Despite the losses, FIH Men’s Series Finals was successfully conducted in June in Bhubaneshwar.
Previously, Hockey India had announced that the body would be donating the entire amount of ticket sales collection from FIH Series Finals tournament to Odisha CM Relief Fund.
According to the government assessment report released on Tuesday, Odisha suffered loss and damage amounting to Rs 24,176 crore with the infrastructure sector being the hardest hit due to cyclone Fani.