Abhinav Bindra trust gives Rs.500,000 for Bihar flood-hit

September 1st, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Sep 1 (IANS) The Abhinav Bindra trust, named after India’s first Olympics gold medallist, will donate Rs.500,000 for flood relief in Bihar. “We have decided to donate Rs.500,000 directly to the Bihar government through the Abhinav Bindra trust that we have been running for eight-nine years,” said A.S. Bindra, the medal winner’s father.

“We consider it a national tragedy. Being responsible citizens, it is our duty to contribute something for the thousands of ailing families in Bihar’s flood hit areas,” Bindra senior told IANS.

The trust, he said, planned to aid developmental activities throughout the country. “We are also planning to open a shooting academy very soon to train young talent in the country.”

Abhinav Bindra had won the gold medal in the 10-metre air rifle event at the Beijing Olympics.

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