Sourav Ganguly fans to distribute special masks on former India captain’s 48th birthday: It is a grand affair in regular instances however as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, the ardent followers of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, who turns 48 on Wednesday, have chosen to have fun an uncommon ‘masked’ birthday.
Sourav Ganguly fans to distribute special masks on former India captain’s 48th birthday
The followers won’t be thronging Ganguly’s Behala home on Wednesday, preserving in thoughts the present lockdown restrictions they usually have provide you with the thought of distributing masks with Ganguly’s photograph printed on them.
“This time it was all of the extra particular as that is his first birthday as BCCI president nevertheless it’s unlucky that we won’t go for a cake reducing celebration, so we determined to make masks,” Manas Chatterjee who runs Ganguly’s fan group, Maharajer Darbare, on Fb instructed PTI from Bankura.
“Now we have made 100 masks with Dada’s 1996 Lord’s debut photograph on one facet and the present photograph as BCCI president on the opposite. We are going to distribute the masks among the many members.
“Some members in Kolkata will go to his residence at Behala to present him the masks. Now we have spoken to the safety workers at Dada’s residence.”
The group has greater than 9000 followers from throughout the state and the masks have been despatched out to the members in varied districts like Bardhaman, Asansol, Nadia, North, South 24 Parganas. They are going to be sporting the masks on Wednesday.
Fan group seems to boost cash for charity by promoting masks
Because the customary cake-cutting ceremony wouldn’t be doable this time, the followers considered stitching the white colored masks, with two pictures of Ganguly on the left and proper sides.
The fan group can also be in search of some charity work by elevating cash from promoting the masks.
“Now we have recognized 48 Cyclone Amphan affected households from varied districts. Our members will go to distribute aid supplies. Now we have chosen 48 households preserving in thoughts Dada’s 48th birthday,” Chatterjee stated.
Trying on the response, the group additionally plans to promote the masks with a price ticket of Rs 96 — the 12 months Ganguly made his well-known Lord’s Check debut, the place he hit 131.
“Now we have received some inquiries and are ready for some extra. The cash raised might be used for charity work,” he stated.
For followers dwelling close to Ganguly’s home at Behala, it should be a forgettable birthday with none celebrations.
“I had spoken to the safety workers of his residence they usually have politely requested us to not collect with cake and this time it is going to be a low-key affair,” stated one in every of his ardent followers Ratan Halder who runs a fan membership for the reason that Greg Chappell controversy in 2005.
Yearly, he distributes sweets and truffles for varsity youngsters however within the present scenario Halder has chosen to do some aid work.
“I am planning to distribute aid supplies for COVID-19 affected households close to our space,” he stated.
For an additional Ganguly fan, Shantanu Saha, who can also be a cricket coach and runs an academy close to Behala, all of the celebrations have been shelved this time.