Donations pour in for cyclone victims

7/05/2019 at 6:00 PM

Bhubaneswar: Adani Ports and SEZ and ICICI Bank donated Rs 25 crore and Rs 10 crore each to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for people affected by cyclone ‘Fani’, which caused widespread destruction in the state and claimed at least 35 lives.

The Bank of India contributed Rs 25 lakh while Equipage Infracore employees donated their day’s salary for the cause.

Authorities of Adani Ports and SEZ, ICICI bank and Bank of Baroda met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Secretariat here and handed over the cheques.

Meanwhile, CM Patnaik also donated a year’s salary to the CMRF while Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who hails from Odisha, also donated a month’s salary to the CMRF in view of cyclone ‘Fani’ which has caused unprecedented damage in the State.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has also come forward with Rs 10 lakh donation to strengthen efforts for rebuilding Odisha.

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