HI donates Rs 31 lakhs to Odisha for Cyclone 'Fani' help

Hockey India donated Rs 31 lakh to Odisha Chief Minister's Relief Fund to help the state recover from the devastation caused by 'Cyclone Fani'.

HI president Md Mushtaque Ahmad and Indian Olympic Association chief Narinder Batra on Wednesday jointly presented the cheque to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

The money donated has been collected from the proceeds of the sale of match tickets of FIH Men's Hockey Series Finals held  in Bhubaneswar from June 6 to 15. HI had earlier promised to donate the entire profit from sale of tickets to Chief Minister's Relief Fund after Odisha was battered by the cyclone just a month before the FIH Series Finals.

Severe cyclonic storm 'Fani' caused havoc in Odisha, affecting approximately 1.5 crore people in 159 blocks of 14 districts, and caused massive damage and destruction across the state.