Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has thanked the people from various walks of life and different organisations for donating generously towards HP SDMA Covid-19 State Disaster Response Fund. He said that this Fund would go a long way in helping the people of the State in this hour of distress.
Chief Minister said that G.S. Dhillon, Patron, Radha Soami Satsang Beas has donated Rs. one crore, towards this Fund. Similarly, M/s Vardhaman Industries have donated Rs. 50 lakh, InduInd Bank Ltd. Shimla Rs. 50 lakh, President Kalibari Mandir Shimla Rs. 25 lakh, M/s Malana Power Company Ltd. Rs. 25 lakh, M/s AD Hydro Power Ltd. Rs. 25 lakh, Public of Manali Assembly Constituency Rs. 21,92,100, Akhil Bhoil, Director-Business Affairs Gereenberry RKG Group 21,00,000, Rajesh Kumar Gupta C/o Akhil Bhoil, Director-Business Affairs Gereenberry RKG Group Rs. 21 lakh, Uttej Rathour, Sharma Niwas, Vill. Bhagasan, P.O. Ruslah, Tehsil Chopal, District Shimla Rs. 1,51000, Public of Sundernagar Assembly Constiteuncy Rs. 15,96,341, Commissioner and all Officers and Officials of MC Shimla 11,05,100, Jal Shakti Vibhag Engineers Association Rs. 11,00,000, Luxmi Dutt Sharma, Dadahu Sirmour, H.P. Rs. 11,00000 and Chairman Hema Education Trust, Nadaun, Hamirpur Rs. 11,00000 towards the Fund.
Chief Minister further said that Chairman Temple Trust Baba Balak Nath Temple Deothsidh has contributed Rs. five crore, Chairman and Management HPSEBL Rs. 3,03,50,000, HP Labour and Other Construction Works Welfare Board Rs. two crore, HRTC Shimla, HP State Agriculture Marketing Board and Secretary, HPBOSE Dharamshala Rs. one core each, HP State Industrial Development Corporation Limited and HP General Industries Corporation Limited Rs. 75 lakh each, Chairman-cum-MD HP Ex-Servicemen Corporation Hamirpur and Chairman HP State Cooperative Bank Rs. 51 lakh each, HPMC Limited Shimla Rs. 25 lakh, HPTDC Shimla Rs. 14,02,540, MD HP Power Corporation Limited Rs. 11 lakh and Department of Prosecution Himachal Pradesh Rs. 4,40,115.
Jai Ram Thakur said that funds received towards this Fund were being utilized for combating the pandemic of Covid-19 by providing PPEs kits, N-95 masks and medicines etc. to the corona warriors.
Chief Minister said that Rs. one crore have been provided to Director General of Police Himachal Pradesh, Rs. one crore to Commissioner MC Shimla, Rs. five lakh to Manager, Himachal Bhawan Delhi, Rs. five lakh to HPTDC Himachal Bhawan Chandigarh, Rs. 10,27,000 to district Kullu, Rs. 23,40,000 to district Chamba, Rs. 16,50,000 to district Kinnaur and Rs. 40 lakh to HP Home Guards and Civil Defence for providing PPE kits, N-95 masks and medicines etc.
As on date, the total balance in this fund is Rs. 27,31,19,009.
Jai Ram Thakur further made a fervent appeal to the people especially affluent sections of the society to liberally donate towards this Fund which would be a real service towards the humanity.