Legends League Cricket and Kapil Dev’s Khushii Foundation join hands to support girl child education
Legends League Cricket and Khushii Foundation have come together to bat for girl child education, as cricketing greats from 10 nations will play a special benefit match between India Maharajas and World Giants at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on September 15 to raise funds for the noble cause.
Khushii, a Non-Governmental Organisation, was established in 2003 by cricket icon Kapil Dev with the vision of providing quality education and holistic learning to young Indians. The NGO works tirelessly to keep children in school and in its 17 years of existence, Khushii has transformed the lives of over 1.5 million women and children.
Kapil Dev said, “NGO KHUSHII and its initiative belongs to all of us. We want to do a lot for girl child in India and I feel very good and excited that so many legendary cricket players are coming forward to play for such a noble cause so that girl child can get opportunities in their life.
“I feel it is the need of the hour for us to come together for the girl child of our country and I hope all of us will do that. We are already educating 46,000 children in 12 states and changing their lives. We have come a long way but a lot more needs to be done.”
The proceeds from this benefit match will be handed over to Khushii to help more girl child.
Vivek Khushalani, Founder & Chairman, Legends League Cricket added, “Legends League Cricket feel immense pleasure to announce that we are going to support Khushii — a Non-Governmental Organisation — with financial aid which will sponsor kid’s education and towards their holistic development. I feel privileged to support this vision of cricket icon Kapil Dev.
“Our aim is to not only entertain our audience but also to bring a positive change in the society, so no other cause can be so befitting than this to kickstart the league and I’m glad that we are able to do this.”
The Legends League Cricket, which is being played in India for the first time, is slated to start on September 16 and the finals will be played on October 8. It will be a 16-match affair and will be hosted in five different cities.