TEZPUR, April 4 - To help the government in its fight against COVID-19, various organisations and persons are contributing to the CM�s Relief Fund, Assam Arogya Nidhi and Prime Minister�s Relief Fund.
The Sonitpur Zila Parishad led by its chairperson Dolly Surin contributed Rs 1 lakh, M/s Om Parboiling Rice Mill donated Rs 1.5 lakh, Bhaithabhanga Kachubil Brick Owners� Association donated Rs 2 lakh, Baan Theatre donated Rs 25,000. The donations were made through Sonitpur Deputy Commissioner Manvendra Pratap Singh.
Some responsible citizens like Phunil Das of Chamaguri Bura Dangoria Than donated Rs 11,000, Aliur Rahman and Aswini Bora each donated Rs 5,000, Anup Kumar Ghose of Tezpur Medicine Dealers� Association donated Rs 10,000, while Puneet Jain of Medco Pharma donated Rs 21,000. Students also tried to do their bit. Kritartha Nath of Don Bosco School donated Rs 1,300, while Antarin Das, a Class 5 student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tezpur University, donated Rs 1,230. Indukalpa Hazarika of Sri Sri Chupaha Satra Unnayan Samiti donated Rs 7,100 to the CM�s Relief Fund.
Pushpanjali Vanijya Ltd donated Rs 51,000, Durrang Industrial Corporation donated Rs 11,000, and Sarbajanin Dharma Mandali donated Rs 10,000. Hemanta Kumar Lahkar donated Rs 1 lakh each to the Assam Arogya Nidhi and PM�s National Relief Fund, educationist Bhanu Padmapati donated Rs 1 lakh, Dr Bhabani Bhuyan of API, Tezpur donated Rs 1.5 lakh, Chamaguri Bura Dangoria Than, Kholakuti Kachari Gaon, Tezpur donated Rs 50,100.
Our Bureau in Dibrugarh adds: The Airports Authority of India, Dibrugarh has provided an amount of Rs 8 lakh to the district administration to partly pay for the combat effort against coronavirus. AAI sources said the amount will be utilised to procure protective materials for those on the frontlines, especially the police forces.
The Diocese of Dibrugarh on Saturday sent an amount of Rs 1.5 lakh to the CM�s Relief Fund. Philip Purty, financial administrator of the Dibrugarh Diocese, said the contribution was on behalf of the Catholic community of upper Assam.
Rangiya Correspondent adds: Rima Ghosh, the daughter of a small businessman Gautam Pal has donated Rs 1 lakh to the Assam Arogya Nidhi fund as an assistance towards fighting COVID-19. Rima handed over a cheque to Minister of State for Irrigation and Education, and Rangiya MLA Bhabesh Kalita on Saturday. The amount had been kept for her wedding by her father. Due to her wish, Rima�s parents donated it as a philanthropic gesture in this hour of distress.
ANN Service adds from Patacharkuchi: Pragjyoti Club, Patacharkuchi, contributed Rs 50,000 through the Circle Officer, Bajali to the Assam Arogya Nidhi fund.
The club also plans to offer financial help to 150 families by giving them Rs 500 each. Relief materials are also being distributed with cooperation from the Municipal Boards, said Dr Sangita Sarma, Circle Officer, Bajali.
ANN Service adds from Tihu: The Basanti Mandir Nirman Samiti of Kaithalkuchi Brahman Samaj in Nalbari district donated Rs 11,000 to the Assam Arogya Nidhi fund, said secretary Bhabesh Mishra Bhagabati.
Senior citizens of Bali village have also donated Rs 12,000 to Assam Arogya Nidhi. Subhash Barman, president of the No. 35 Pachim Dharmapur gaon panchyat and a resident of Kaithalkuchi (Sonora) has decided to donate his salary for six months, totalling Rs 30,000, to Assam Arogya Nidhi. The Sri Joyhari Piter Than Parichalana Committee of Gobaradal (Sathikuchi) donated Rs 20,000, while Haribhangha Kaliya Gosai Mandir Committee donated Rs 25,000.