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Indian golf stars support families in need of decent housing

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Asian Tour champions Shiv Kapur, Chiragh Kumar (in photo) along with their wives partnered with Habitat for Humanity India to assist Munna Devi build a home for her family in Begumpur, New Delhi.

They were joined by 2015 Asian Development Tour (ADT) Order of Merit winner and Habitat for Humanity advocate Casey O’Toole of the United States.

After enjoying a wonderful 2017 season where he won three times and welcomed his first child, Kapur and his wife Maya were delighted to give back to the community in New Delhi by lending their support to Habitat for Humanity.

“We are very honoured to be able to support Habitat for Humanity India. Maya and I have always admired the great work they do around the world and we wanted to contribute by helping build homes in a place that is very close to our hearts and make a difference in our own little way”, said Kapur.

The 34-year-old Kumar lauded the initiative by Habitat of Humanity India and hopes the Asian Tour stars will continue to support and promote their mission to provide decent housing to those in need.

“I strongly believe, as a citizen of the country, it is our responsibility to work together for the betterment of our society. I am happy to be part of this association with Habitat for Humanity India. I hope that one day all Indians will have a decent place to live,” Chirag Kumar said.

O’Toole shared his thoughts on being an avid supporter of Habitat for Humanity.

“I am excited about being an advocate for Habitat for Humanity. I have been able to see first-hand the impact it is making on people’s lives, and it is something I am very humbled to represent and be a part of,” he said.

“We were touched by the support of our New Delhi and international visitors who helped build our home. We are eager to complete our new home and cannot wait to move in,” said Munna Devi with a smile on her face. Munna Devi is a mother of two daughters and one son. Widowed six years ago, Munna Devi is determined to give her children a better future.

Speaking about the partnership Rajan Samuel, Managing Director, Habitat for Humanity India said, “We are proud to be the Sustainable Development Partner of the prestigious Asian Tour. We thank Shiv Kapur, Chiragh Kumar, Casey O’Toole and the Asian Tour team for advocating the cause of affordable housing. This partnership will help more families in need of decent shelter to build the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to improve their lives.”