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Sanju Pradhan details work done by his academy during the pandemic

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Sanju Pradhan has been been a part of many teams across India. From the I-League to the the Indian Super League to the 2nd Division I-League, boxes ticked. His professional life however kept him away from his home-town Daramdin, Sikkim, all these years. Today he provides relief to his people who have been suffering due to the pandemic.

Sanju has a football academy at Daramdin through which he used to do his social work. During normal times, his academy would provide the necessary help needed to the various forces stationed near the area. The SSB, BSF and the Police usually work in very harsh conditions. and thus were thus given relief rations.

But as the pandemic crept all over the place, more people were in need of help. Thus, Sanju’s academy began helping out more people providing them with essentials.

Sanju explains how people across many towns and villages were victims to the cruel virus. People lost their jobs and means of living. People living in the rural areas have been hit the worst, mainly the daily wage workers.

Sanju Pradhan is giving back to the people who gave him

Sanju spoke about how he from a not-so-affluent background and how it helps him understand the people’s needs. Growing up, Sanju’s school did not have a team of their own and thus Sanju had to play for other teams. He was selected in a state-wide scouting program thus got to play the game that he loved.

From there he went on to play for teams like East Bengal, Dempo, Atletico de Kolkata, Minerva Punjab and Mumbai City FC. He is currently with FC Bengaluru United who have been monsters ever since they were founded in 2018.

The thing that moved Sanju the most was the fact that not only did the Academy players help but even the people from around his locality came forward to chip in whatever they could.

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