Days after auctioning all his trophies to lift funds for struggle in opposition to coronavirus pandemic, golfer Arjun Bhati auctioned his torn sneakers which he gained in his victorious marketing campaign at Junior World Golf Championship in 2018.
Golfer Arjun Bhati (Courtesy- Twitter)
- Earlier, Arjun Bhati has raised Rs 4.30 lakh by auctioning all his trophies
- I’ve donated the cash to PM-CARES Fund: Arjun
- Whether we reside or not, my nation ought to keep: Arjun Bhati
Young golfer Arjun Bhati continued to contribute in India’s struggle in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic, managing to lift Rs 3.Three lakh this time by promoting his torn sneakers which he wore throughout his triumphant marketing campaign on the 2018 Junior World Championship.
The 15-year-old from Greater Noida, who had earlier donated Rs 4.30 lakh by promoting all his 102 trophies, has donated the cash to PM-CARES Fund.
“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 reside or not, my nation ought to keep, everybody must be saved from Corona,” Arjun tweeted in Hindi.
Arjun had earlier sold all his trophies, including three world junior golf championship titles and a national championship, to his relatives and friends of his parents to raise funds.
Many former and current star cricketers such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sunil Gavaskar, Suresh Raina to Olympic medallists Mary Kom, P V Sindhu, Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have contributed to the cause.
The coronavirus infection, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has so far killed close to 600 people and infected over 18,000 in India.