21 October, 2020

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: It's A Birdie! A Young Golfer's Drive To Care For The Underprivileged

Three-time junior golf world champion Arjun Bhati sold off more than 100 medals and trophies to raise lakhs for the Prime Minister's Fund

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: It's A Birdie! A Young Golfer's Drive To Care For The Underprivileged
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2020-04-25T13:55:54+05:30

It was par for the course for golfer Arjun Bhati. The prodigy, who will be 16 on September 7, outthought several professional Indian golfers who earn in millions and crisscross the world’s international courses. Bhati’s Rs 4.3 lakh contribution to the PM-CARES fund for the fight against COVID-19 speaks of a remarkable generosity in someone so young. Consider this: to raise the money, he sold off all his 102 medals and trophies won over the last eight years of his career. Among these were three trophies won at world-level competitions in Malaysia and the US between 2016 and 2019.

Bhati, who has just taken his Class 10 CBSE examination, says the urge to do something for the country came naturally to him. “I play in some of the toughest tournaments in my age group and to do well for India is something I cherish. India is like a parent and in this difficult situation I thought it was my duty to contribute to the PM’s fund. Medals can be won again but let’s save lives first,” says Bhati, displaying maturity and vision beyond his...

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