Indian woman athlete to donate Asian Games pocket money for Kerala flood victims

Seema Punia, discus thrower is all set to donate her entire pocket money of USD 700 (around 50,000 rupees) and an extra 1 lakh rupees to assist the flood-hit victims of Kerala. The 35-year-old Seema Punia settled for the bronze medal at the Asian Games with a personal best throw of 62.26m. She shot into prominence when she bagged the gold in the 2014 Asian Games.

Seema also urged other Indian athletes to step forward and make donations to assist the sufferers of Kerala affected by the devastating flash flood. “I have decided to donate my pocket money and also one lakh more to Kerala flood victims. They have gone through a lot. I will go and try to serve those people,” Seema told reporters after her event.

Credits: Hindustan Times

“I also urge all Indian athletes to donate at least half of their allowance to help the victims.”

When Kerala went through the worst calamity in a century, we saw people stepping forward to give a helping hand without even caring about themselves. Several other states in India donated money, materials, food, medicines and whatsoever required for those unfortunate sufferers.

From what we can come to a firm conclusion is that humanity still exists. Now, the state is slowing recovering from the calamity and the life is restoring back to normal.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.