Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister’s Relief Fund has received crores of rupees as donation to support the people of Odisha affected by the recent spate of devastating cyclone Fani.
According to reports, Adani Ports & SEZ Limited has donated Rs 25 crore to Odisha Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Adani Group has also committed to extend full support to the government’s rehabilitation efforts towards the affected areas of Odisha.
Speaking to media persons, Karan Adani, CEO, Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone said, “We are deeply pained by the devastation caused by Cyclone Fani in Odisha. The Adani Group stands united with the state administration and the people of Odisha during this hour of despair. For immediate relief, we commit to contribute Rs 25 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Going forward, we also plan to provide key resources for the massive rehabilitation work underway. We want to reassure the people of Odisha that the Adani Group will work shoulder to shoulder to rebuild this beautiful state.”
While ICICI bank donated Rs 10 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar donated Rs 1 crore for the ongoing relief and restoration work in the cyclone-affected areas of Odisha. Besides, Olympian Dutee Chand donates Rs 50,000 to Odisha CM’s Relief Fund for relief and restoration work due to Cyclone Fani.
This apart, two little girls of Bargarh district— Manisarani Padhan and Lipsarani Padhan – students of Class III & Class IX respectively donated Rs 10,000 from their piggy bank to CMRF. The generous act was also applauded by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.
ବାତ୍ୟା ବିପନ୍ନଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ନିଜ ଜୀବନର ସଞ୍ଚୟ ରାଶିକୁ ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ରିଲିଫ ପାଣ୍ଠିକୁ ଦାନ କରିଥିବା ବରଗଡ଼ ଜିଲ୍ଲା ବୌସେନମୋରାର ଦୁଇ ଶିଶୁ ମନୀଷାରାଣୀ ଓ ଲିପ୍ସାରାଣୀଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ସାଧୁବାଦ। ଦୁହିଁଙ୍କ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ବେଶ ଉତ୍ସାହପ୍ରଦ। ‘ଫନୀ’ ଦ୍ୱାରା କ୍ଷତିଗ୍ରସ୍ତଙ୍କ ଜୀବନରେ ଖୁସି ଭରିବା ପାଇଁ ଆପଣମାନେ ମଧ୍ୟ ସହାୟତାର ହାତ ବଢ଼ାନ୍ତୁ। https://t.co/hrnMP1e8wr
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 7, 2019
Earlier on Monday, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama had donated Rs 10 lakhs for restoration and relief work in areas affected by Cyclone Fani in Odisha.
Notably, Odisha Government yesterday issued two SBI bank accounts for the donation purpose and the two accounts are: 11109339165, IFSC Code: SBIN001023610566116417, IFSC Code: SBIN0006606
Prior to that, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami had ordered an immediate contribution of Rs 10 crores from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund to the Government of Odisha.