Golfer Arjun Bhati sells his torn shoes to donate Rs 3.3 lakh in fight against COVID-19


Mumbai: Adding to his previous contribution in India’s fight against coronavirus, young golfer Arjun Bhati has this time donated a sum of Rs 3.3 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund.

Bhati, who had earlier donated Rs 4.3 lakh by selling all his 102 trophies which he had won in national and international competitions in the last eight years, sold his torn shoes this time to generate money in a bid to help the countrymen fight COVID-19.

“The torn shoes with which I had won the trophy in the US at Jr GOLF WORLD CH.SHIP-2018- were taken by Uncle Vanish Pradhan ji for Rs 3,30,000, and I have donated the money to PMCARES.

“Whether we live or not, my country should stay, everyone has to be saved from Corona,” Arjun tweeted in Hindi on Tuesday.

Bhati, who hails from Greater Noida, has won three world golf championship titles and national championship title.

Various sports personalities, including Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Bajrang Punia, have come forward and contributed towards PM-CARES Fund set up to fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Arjun Bhati is an emerging champion of the Indian golf history, he has won Junior World Golf Championships 2018. Arjun has won several championships in various world golf tournaments.

He is a golf prodigy, an amateur golfer. 40 countries and 637 golfers had participated in the tournament. Arjun secured the first position with 199 strokes in the three-day final.

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 185 countries and territories. Today is the twenty-ninth day of India’s nationwide lockdown, which has been extended till May 3. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 19,984. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 640. Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi have reported the highest number of cases.

Globally, there have been over 25.6 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 1.7 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK are the most-affected countries. The outbreak continues to have a major impact on the global economy.


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